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. …

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. …

Pawns is a Slow, Enjoyable Burn With an Engaging Pace

Some books are fast-paced romps; some are even-paced, methodical grippers; and some are just boring. While Pawns, book 1 of Patrick Hodges’ Wielders of Arantha series is not a rollercoaster-ride of a tale, it’s anything but boring. I suppose, to put it into words, it’s a slow burn that builds …

NerdArt Roundup! April 5, 2017

Looks like I’m moving to an every-other-week thing for the NerdArt Roundup. I’m okay with that, I think. One regular post per week, then either a flash fiction or a NerdArt RoundUp! Anyway, had most of these picked out already, but one was apparently deleted. Found a really cool one …

NerdArt Roundup! March 17, 2017

I skipped last week. Yeah, sorry about that. I’m going through some things in what I want to do here. Also, life kind of got busy for a while. But here’s this week. Two-Thirds of the people in my house are on Spring Break. That means life has eased up …