Like I've said during my Friday posts: I've been busy at work planning for Summer Reading. What does that mean? It means I don't have a lot of time to write--at least, not write chapters in my current stories that I think are up to the quality they should be. And yet it is story… Continue reading Whenever Tommy Brought Flowers….
Gulup. That was the sound Armin’s companion was making. His breaths had turned to soggy coughs, and Armin didn’t know what to do. It was far too late to call for a Medical Officer... and the stuff at his house was only the basics for first aid. He didn’t know how to fix a… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Eight: Business as Usual
Notes: Okay... doing something a little different. I don't have another chapter of Plugged In quite ready yet, but I was hoping not to "cop out" and just do a random post in place of a story. I was hoping to actually have something worth reading.... And that's when I remembered this story I wrote… Continue reading Unexpected Advice
Most people don’t appreciate time. Their precious routines make time seem like nothing more or less than a light breeze skimming the roofs of their houses: unnoticeable, unassuming, uninteresting. It comes, it goes, it leaves them behind until, like a long-extinct leaf, it blows them away with it. Time is nothing to most people. … Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Seven: The Bleeding Man
“Don’t you look the part of the solider preparing for battle?” The Governance official, all careful manicure and styled hair, chuckled at him. “If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were walking into a war zone rather than a delivery system. That’s all you are, after all, sweetie, a delivery man. Does that… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Six: The First Day
Armin Fisher was quite a topic. Correction: Armin Fisher, the Drafter was quite a topic. One of his new sixty-three friends (yes, sixty-three friends in the matter of only a few days), had described him as “devil-may-care”--an appropriate description in Armin’s eyes: Just got my e-mail about the Drafter Procedures. I wonder how effective they… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Five: Procedural Danger
I promise I'm still working on I Remember Everything and Unplugged. But it takes time to write, and... well, I've also been rewriting, and.... I don't have a new chapter this week. But in the spirit of rewriting I do have another poll. Depending on how this poll turns out, I very well may be… Continue reading Another Poll!
“This is unexpected, Armin.” He stared at his father, gulped, and composed himself. If he was going to play the “My Dad Works for the Governance” card, he had to first appeal to his dad, and Rune Fisher had no sympathy for panic. “I got an e-mail today, Dad.” Rune considered him,… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Four: Characters
Happy March, everyone! And yes, I know. Mondays are for stories. And this is not a story, but it is story-related.(I promise.) I decided to try something a little bit different. Since I've really started sending out queries again, I've been re-evaluating some of my manuscripts, and I can't help but think that maybe they… Continue reading Not Exactly a Story….
“Did it live up to your expectations?” “Oh, yeah, sure it did,” Armin answered his father. Rune Fisher stared evenly at his son, ignoring the several blinking and buzzing computers behind him. “I noticed you were looking forward to it.” “Yeah, you and my other three hundred friends.” “I doubt your… Continue reading Plugged In, Chapter Three: The E-Mail