Freestyle Friday: A Roundup Stuff for 12-21-2018

Welcome to Freestyle Friday, where I post a semi-random roundup of stuff, much of which I find cool, interesting, noteworthy or even appalling.

Storm, a 20TweetTales Science Fiction Story

This week’s #20TweetTales is inspired by a cool piece piece from Travis Lacey. 

A Database of Everyone

Dystopian Cyberpunk futures are built on data, how data is used and manipulated and stolen. But what if that data is the very essence of who you are?

How NOT to Starve to Death in Space

Or, in one end and out the other, then in again and out, and in again, and out. In the ineffable Douglas Adams’ grand adventure, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, he states “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” And, …

Night Fishing #20TweetTales

Recently, I decided to try something new on Twitter, so I created the hashtag #20TweetTales. Basically, I try to tell a short story over the course of 20 tweets. I was inspired to write this story by the amazing art of Eddie Bennun. I posted my first one just the …

Do Fictional Superheroes Make the Real World Better?

Having heroes is a huge part of the human experience. It’s part of what drives us to be better people, even if we don’t often realize it. We often feel a secret, even unconscious shame  and envy that our heroes do things we cannot or do not do. Mark Twain …