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 …

Glacier, a 20TweetTales Fantasy Story

Haven’t done a 20TweetTales for a little while. Actually wrote Glacier a while ago, just never posted it. This fantasy story was partially inspired, at least thematically, by my most recent playthrough of Diablo 3. If you’ve played the game, you’ll probably pick up on some of those elements. Anyway, …

Queens is a Good, Tension-Filled Follow to Pawns

I’ve always found the mix of science fiction and fantasy to be a little weird. For some reason, including magic in a universe that has space travel just seems incongruent. The exception to this has been Star Wars. I mean, The Force doesn’t really count as magic, does it? Of …

FlashFic: Demon Eggs

This is a great piece of #NerdArt I found a few weeks ago. I thought the scene was so interesting, that I had to write what, in my mind, was happening. Was this something fantasy or science fiction. Sometimes the difference between them is a matter of perspective and understanding. …

Truckin’ Along! Checking in on Scarlett

Heyooooo! It’s been a little while, so I figure it’s time to check in on Scarlett as well as the rest of my writing adventures.   Scarlet Raven Scarlett’s darkened return is currently still in Beta. So far, I’ve received two of the beta reviews back. These reviewers’ comments are …

FlashFic: The Hearts of Men

So last week screwed me up a little, with the holiday. But, I’m back with a new story, inspired by a piece of creepy #NerdArt. This one is In Darkness from Freelance Illustrator Beste Erel in Istanbul, Turkey. Even though this has that very speed-paint style, it really grabbed me. …