Archive for the 'Short Fiction' Category

Star Trek: Mirror Universe

One of the aspects of the Star Trek series that I always enjoyed was the continuity of plot lines across series. The mirror universe is one of the most well structured examples of this. In the original series, Captain Kirk, Scotty, Bones,and Uhura, end up switching places with their doppelgangers from the alternate universe due […]

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Tom Bombadil is Master

For those of us who read “The Lord of the Rings”, there are several sections of the trilogy which were left out of the movies. I’m not here to criticize Peter Jackson’s work, it was a fantastic production. But some of these abridged sections hold content of significance. Their absence may allow for the action […]

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Mrs. Kara Daniels

Mrs. Kara Daniels The Montgomery Report The spot light opens on the stage. The familiar oak table and chairs sit encircled in its beam, alone. A few papers and a tablet computer lay scattered on the table before the chair stage left. His chair. Gerald Montgomery’s chair. The most watched man in the world. Each […]

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Director Gene Haldry, PhD.

Director Gene Haldry, PhD. The Montgomery Report Black screen, spotlight appears on a theatrical stage framed by red velvet drapes. Stage center sits a round oak table with two chairs. Also made of oak, the chairs’ tall backs appear to made of a single piece, warped by craft into a comfortable curve. The entire chair […]

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Sasha and Kevin Hendricks

Sasha and Kevin Hendricks The Montgomery Report A stage framed by red drapes, darkened and empty but for the spot light on a an oak table and chairs in the center. Highlights and shadows dance across the ornate hand carved patterns of the seat-backs. The audience, loyal fans of the show 1 and all, recognize […]

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Maria

Joseph turned off the television and tossed the remote aside. He sat there on the bed, looking at the blank screen for a few moments, I haven’t watched TV for years, and still there’s not a single thing on. How is that possible? Shaking his head, he slid off the plush bed and walked over […]

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Do Not Enter

Joseph looked around the hotel room, checking to see if he left anything behind. Where’s my picture? Oh, right, Maria has it. He gave one last look, wishing he could just stay here, and headed for the door. The hallway was comfortably lit by rows of lights running across the top of the walls, all […]

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Joseph

There was very little he could do about the fact that he was alone, in the rain, with the wind smacking him in the face like an angry woman, repeatedly. His entire wardrobe, 3 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, and 2 jackets, were currently on his body which made the experience somewhat less spirit killing. […]

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Cop Poetry

Sheriff Brown is the central character of the Claire Creek stories. Although no one character other than the town itself appears in every story, every primary character interacts with the Sheriff at some point during the series. His symbolic role as the executer of the social contract in Claire Creek makes him the symbol of […]

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Fishing

Sheriff Brown and Dr. Allen sat on the banks of Claire Creek fishing. Well, not so much fishing as drinking, while their poles rested on a pair of rocks at their feet, lines dangling in the water. Sheriff Brown dropped his empty can of Guinness back into the cooler and pulled out a fresh one, […]

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Jacob Daniels, the last

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JACOB DANIELS 06/06/06 I, Jacob Morris Daniels, being of sound mind and body do declare this to be my last will and testament. To my son, Adam, I leave my Mustang Convertible. You helped me rebuild the engine so it is rightfully yours. I also leave you, in trust, the […]

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Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens Vic, Sasha, and Kevin had been riding for several hours without a single interesting thing happening when Sasha called for break. “Hold!” Kevin and Vic both turned around, surprised, to see what she needed. It had been the first sound, other than the whooshing of wind and the clacking of hooves, in […]

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The Labyrinth of Night

Journal of Kevin Hendricks Day 27: Noctis Labyrinthus,  2 days SSE of Tholus County Made camp an hour ago. Tomorrow we begin mapping the Noctis Labyrinthus, the “Labyrinth of Night”. I approach this section of the journey with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The long, winding series of deep caverns and high plateaus is […]

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The Czar of Mars

The Czar of Mars The crowd stank of sweat and pheromones. The sounds of cheering and cursing and yelling had all melded into a single background audio that Sheriff Matthew Tomes barely noticed anymore, like a fan in the window on a humid Earth day. But that smell, god damn don’t these people shower? Tomes […]

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Ceremonies

Dedication Marcel perched on the edge of the South face of Olympus Mons looking down on the platform set into the lower East face where the Queen’s Regent would be speaking in a few minutes. Nearly the entire Kentauran colony population, almost 30,000, had gathered for the dedication ceremony. The mountain itself was something to […]

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