The Squire found the monster sleeping beneath the splintered shade of a dying willow, deep within the ancient forest. Its poisonous carapace the size of a redwood's trunk, its terrible tendrils slithering like great leeches into the pale and colorless earth. Where once the eft and mew had gibbered with frivolity, there was now only… Continue reading The Monster & The Paige
Dannato, G. (2019)_Apostasy [PDF] | 36 pages | novella | fantasy The linked volume above is a PDF of the baroque fantasy novella Apostasy, written by Giovanni Dannato and compiled by Kaiter Enless. A EPUB edition will be forthcoming. You can read the sequel, The Warlord, here.
Smart city discourse is increasingly prevalent and increasingly influential, thus, a interrogation into the design philosophy undergirding the concept (and its spin-offs) can prove instructive. IOT For All defines smart cities (also referred to as intelligent cities or digital cities) as "hubs that route IoT-produced data through public-private partnerships to solve real problems." Put another way, a smart/intelligent/digital city is… Continue reading ‘Smart Cities’ & Architectural Character
Author’s note: The following text is a short chapter excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Tomb Of The Father. More chapter excerpts will be released in the coming weeks. Gunvald woke in the dark and buried the brigand upon the northern hill opposite the shepherd's encampment and departed from the old vaquero wordlessly, before his waking,… Continue reading Tomb of the Father: Chapter Two (Excerpt)
By Iliana Vargas (translated by Toshiya Kamei) § A seahorse poked his bluish snout out of the window. She asked him if the icy air tasted like plankton and foam. He soaked his antennae in the coffee she was drinking and drew a cloud of jellyfish on the table. Electricity in the eyes, she said.… Continue reading Oniria
Editor's note: Links affixed to author/publisher names will redirect to social media or personal website of the author/publisher. Links affixed to story/article names will redirect to the named story/article. INDEPENDENT AUTHORS From John Parham, The Old Man & The Three Legged Goat. The story of a young man, down on his luck, who encounters a… Continue reading Fiction Circular 2/9/19
“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” --- Mark Twain ♦ INDEPENDENT AUTHORS First up, Peter Midnight from The Storyhive. The wings of the angel might belong to the angel of death… --- The Storyhive, Peter Midnight ♦ From… Continue reading Fiction Circular 1/24/19