National healing

Ever get the feeling that the idea of “national healing” is just an idea in our heads? We expect “them” to heal. Never us. The winners don’t need to heal do they? Nah. That’s just for losers.  Then we flip the script. The once-losers become the winners. And even though the now-winners remember what it … More National healing

#TBT Moment

When I was in Kindergarten, I was (and still am) a huge baseball fan. I loved the Atlanta Braves. They were actually good in the early eighties. Then they sucked for like half a decade. Then they won 14 straight divisional titles. But I digress. We had a talent show. And I was dressed up … More #TBT Moment

City-State: 101

We already live in City-State. City-State is basically Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New Wold” on meth. Think about it. People don’t need to ban books. We don’t read. We get spoon-fed reality TV and viral videos. No one needs to cover up the truth. We all basically ignore it anyway. When someone says something controversial, we … More City-State: 101

To Kill a Villain

What criteria do you keep when deciding whether a villain deserves to die? Is it “just cuz?” You know, he’s the bad guy? Der! Or is there more to it? Kaisy and I were discussing this today.  My criteria: Basically, if the villain is irredeemable, has done truly evil acts, and acts and thinks in … More To Kill a Villain

The Novel

Well. This whole adventure began back in 2012. The novel was written as a stand alone book. Along the way, this blog was born and a multitude of short stories were begotten. Next thing we knew, we had a wonderful anthology of short stories all rooted in this fantastical dystopian universe. From feral humans, sophisticated … More The Novel

StarChild and WordItOut

Chapter One: The S-Classer of the novel, StarChild, has been converted into a beautiful word cloud via worditout.com. As Jeremy endures the aircab driver’s crazy maneuvers through the skies of Layer Seven, he envisions his new career as a wonderful, thrilling life changing event. And yes, Jeremy’s life will change.