Amid all the new technology, it was amazing that nature could yet produce beauty man could not replicate. Darrel was tired, but happy.  As daylight faded, he wiped the dried salt from his brow with hands caked in grit.  The machines did almost everything, but he still liked to get his hands dirty.  Now, as […]

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It had been so long.  The burns in the earth were gone, as were the cargo modules.  Yet Harold’s tree was still there, surrounded by gnarled branches.  It wasn’t much to look at, but there was a time when it had been home. When they’d landed, the rain had been unrelenting.  Water streamed down his […]

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Astonishing Tales!

With a new year comes new opportunities, new challenges, and of course new endeavors.  To that end, I’m pleased to announce a new project: a collection of short stories, to be self-published on Amazon.  Welcome to Astonishing Tales! In the mid-20th Century, science fiction was just beginning to emerge as a major genre of literary fiction, […]

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