Courier, A 20TweetTales SciFi Story

Mad Max, Fallout, 12 Monkeys, Escape from New York, and even Cherry 2000… I love post apocalyptic SciFi fiction. That’s why this image from Ivan Khotenov is so cool for me. Titled simply Sk_15, it embodies so much of Mad Max with the semi-futuristic design combined withΒ  the ready-to-destroy mounted …

What Avengers: Endgame has to say about storytelling (and life)

I REALLY wanted to go see Avengers: Endgame on opening weekend. So badly I could taste it. So several days before the premier, I searched the whole of my favorite theater for the necessary block of seats for my family. Alas, it did not happen. As the captain of a …

Runner, a 20TweetTales SciFi Story

It’s always interesting when a digital artist creates a piece of future military hardware. I like to compare how my past experiences with vehicles, guns and stuff in the Marines compares to what they think might come to exist. Alex Ichim’s military piece Runner shows two vehicles that, to me, …

Good Intentions: Is WikiLeaks Paving the Road to Hell?

I think most of us grow up with the notion that good always triumphs over evil. Even if evil seems to win in the near term, good wins out in the long run. After all, that’s what our parables, fables, religions and even our fictions tell us, right, that good …

Freestyle Friday: Swiggity Swaggity Swag for 5-3-2019

Whoops! Missed the last two Freestyle Fridays! While I was on vacation for the first, I just kinda missed last week. I’ll try not to let that happen again. I’ve made a little progress myself on the #amwriting front, finished first draft up through chapter 36 and am almost done …

Lakeside Gate, a 20TweetTales SciFi Story

A few weeks ago, while browsing ArtStation, Sarper Baran’s piece Portal Forest stuck out and reminded me of the science fiction Stargate franchise. Of course, while the small portal on the shore feels almost peaceful, the larger version up on the mountain comes off as more menacing. So I had …