Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 272

Well, I’ve been off the writing wagon for almost three weeks–the first with a cold that just won’t quit, the secondĀ  due to a really bitchin’ conference in between where I spoke on audio production and podcasting, and then a third week where I either relapsed or picked up some …

Down in the Rainforest

This morning I took the pup out for a hike in the local rainforest, which is filled with mushrooms, mosses, cedars, marshes, and little items thine these berries here. About an hour into the walk, I got hit with a tickle in my sinuses, at which point I realized I …

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 252

Another stormy day here. Lots of hard driving rain and wind. Far too stormy for a proper walk outside, at least so far. It takes a few weeks to acclimatize to the sudden season changes, though if this keeps up tomorrow I’m going to have to bundle up and take …

What Is Zoroastrianism?

I’ll be the first to admit that the most far-flung bit of speculation I indulge in in The Kabrakan Ascendency (aka The Antithesis Progression)is the Persian Empire having Zoroastrianism as its state religion, rather than Islam. I had to imagine a pretty convoluted scenario (and a nuclear war) to pull …

Free Fiction: The Shoes I Wore This Morning

During the first week every month, you will find a new free short story here for your reading pleasure–after which, it will diminish to a sample. For October 2016, I’m proud to present you with The Shoes I Wore This Morning, a truly horrific alternate history of the Victorian rubber …

Free Will, Episode 12

This week on Free Will, Jade looks for an apartment, Jim makes a discovery, and Joss learns about infiltration.   Cast this week (in order of appearance): Lorien Wheeler as Jade Michael Lemonjello as Xylar Portillo Jason Blythe as Harry and Ponds George Chlentzos as Douglas Reeves and Derek Moore …

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 248

Last night, I got no writing done. There was a really long business meeting with the other writers and publishers in town (and several who came in from out of town) to confab about some new developments in the industry. Loads of fun, very intense, got to see some friends …

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 246

Technically, this one should have gone up late last night, but I don’t like posting two posts too close together. So, here’s some afternoon’s entertainment for you at my expense. A few years ago, I suddenly stopped being able to read like I used to. My eyes would slide off …

Some Might Call it Infringement

So. copyright infringement has been a a hot topic over the last year, as numerous high-profile and/or much-blogged about cases have been circulating in the news. Whether it’s Star Trek fan films or shadow hunting urban fantasy heroines, a lot of people are in a hell of a lather about …

Blogging Kabrakan/Antithesis, Day 245

A gorgeous day here on the coast. The last days of summer are making for great agate hunting and super-low tides, so it was a day full of physical work–walking the dog, hiking the hills, checking out the beach, reorganizing parts of the house (you wouldn’t believe how quickly a …