Tatter: Chapter Nine

Previous chapter Tyser Lanning woke with a start and spat blood. Pain pulsated irregularly throughout his body. His face, swelling and slick with red. Hands, bound with synthetic ties. A man leaned back on a chair, feet up on a wide wooden table set before the prisoner, carving a pomegranate with a glistening combat knife.… Continue reading Tatter: Chapter Nine

Circular 3/27/20

From Caliath, (Droplet) Jupiter, The Loneliest Planet by Joao-Maria. "I see now a Europe leeched dry of its fortitude." From Forward Base B, Trolly Problems on the Island of Sodor by Giovanni Dannato. "Well, I tried to revive Percy and Henry and the rest, but no one in Sodor makes the parts for them anymore.… Continue reading Circular 3/27/20

Installments Forthcoming For The Serialized Novellas ‘The Dauntless Rook’ & ‘The Silence & The Howl: Book II’

Publication of the serialized novellas The Dauntless Rook (which began publication in 2019) and The Silence & The Howl: Book II (a direct sequel to The Silence & The Howl: Book I, which began publication in January, 2020), will resume after the full publication of all installments of Tatter. All three books will be re-released… Continue reading Installments Forthcoming For The Serialized Novellas ‘The Dauntless Rook’ & ‘The Silence & The Howl: Book II’

New Website Launched

Synnefo—which focuses on research and design in interstellar development—is now live. The first article from the site—on meta-architecture in space policy—is available here. You can follow Synnefo on twitter here.

And Finally, Thanks To Winter

Winter’s about to strike again and I’m excited. It’s almost March and we’re expecting 11 inches along the Wisconsin-Illinois border. The approach of snow and falling temps focuses the mind like few things can. I’m writing this in stages, while panic-buying groceries, because I can’t predict when I’ll be able to leave the house again.… Continue reading And Finally, Thanks To Winter

Circular 2/15/20

PROSE From Fictive Dream: Pickers by D.S. Levy. A garage sale brings back old memories for a woman unusually devoid of sentimentality. Right, Colleen thought, just like the cow would match the purple moon hanging over their house. § From Jokes Review: ...In Space! A new issue of the satirical magazine. Will there be milk… Continue reading Circular 2/15/20

Embrace Rejection

The following work is a transcript of the keynote speech for Rock Valley College’s 35th Annual Writing Awards Ceremony, delivered by WNIJ broadcaster and author Dan Klefstad (Shepherd & the Professor). Congratulations in advance to the writers who will be recognized tonight. I look forward to reading your work and sharing the stage with you… Continue reading Embrace Rejection