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Groob’s Stupid Grubs

A published in , 2011.

Once upon a time, Black Gate was a fiction magazine, and when they were, they published a story about my favorite goblin dad, Groob.  Groob lives in a city built in the safest place possible–atop a giant machine that is devouring the world.  He’s smarter than your average goblin, but he has grubs to feed, […]

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One Click Banishment

A published in , 2010.

Another tale in the Magic P1r4cy setting, where spells are turned into programs called sprogs.  In this story, we learn that it pays to read the terms of service when using magical SaS. STUCK THREAD * Six Lessons Learned in MAA’s Captive Servitude Posted by Hidr at 7:42 PM Yesterday Yeah, the rumors are true. […]

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The Godfall’s Chemsong

A published in , Issue 224 September/October 2009.

This is one of my attempts at writing truly alien aliens.  At least in the sense that they are hominids with bumpy foreheads, anyway.  Ultimately, for believable biology, I relied heavily on the kind of thing that dwells deep below the ocean.  Muskblue’s ecosystem and life is based on the concept of whalefall, and the […]

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The Culture Archivist

A published in , 2009.

I was thinking to myself: What’s the difference between the Federation and the Borg, really? Both assimilate other cultures into themselves. One just does it a little more violently. I started thinking about what a realistically capitalistic federation would look like, and the story was born. The Humpty Moon vanished two days ago, devoured by […]

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Arties Aren’t Stupid

A published in , 2008.

What if our social cliques weren’t just social constructs, but biological ones?  Combine that with some ideas about living graffiti and you’ve got the world of arties, brainiacs, and thicknecks. A few of us arties were hanging out in Tube Station D, in the dry part that hadn’t flooded. Tin men had busted Blaze and Ransom […]

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Captain Blood’s B00ty

A published in , 2007.

In the Magic P1r4tes setting, computers can process spells like programs.  The only problem is, copyright of spells is tied to the life of the wizard that created it, and wizards live forever.  What’s a young wizard to do? Pirate magic, of course. Unfortunately, the Magical Association of Atlantis, (MAA, or, Big Mother) are in […]

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The Yeti Behind You

A published in , 2007.

Written long before I became a parent, this story deals with the anxieties of expecting parents, and the anxieties of even making the decision.  What does it mean to create new life on a geologic time scale? Michael’s yeti sits lightly on the foot of the bed, watching with soft brown eyes as Michael makes […]

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This, My Body

A published in , 2005.

A graphic tale of sex, food, and religion.  Antonio is a genetically engineered priest/sex slave whose skin produces chemicals called super-flavinoids, which improve the taste of food.  He utilizes his body to produce exquisite meals for his mistress. I am the lover. I am the chef. I am the preterite priest. I am the secret, […]

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