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“Okay, Lizzy, we’ve got ten minutes left. What do you want to talk about?”
Lizzy looked up at the ceiling as she thought about what she wanted to say. After a few seconds her eyes traveled back down and scanned the screen which had been permanently affixed in a propped position on the tray in front of her.
“I’m…magic.” A young girl’s voice projected from the device’s speaker as Lizzy chose her words from her text-to-talk communication program. Continue reading
I was tagged in a post about two months ago by Margaret Alexander, blogger at The Story Addict, author of Shadows of Penumbra, as well as talented artist/illustrator. I have decided it’s about time I respond. Here’s the post, and the answer to eleven random questions. I’ve changed a question or two from the original post and, instead of tagging other bloggers, I’m tagging you! Pick a question, any question, (or all of them if you want) and answer it in the comments. Come on, it’ll be fun.
I wasn’t sure what to post today. I considered several possibilities over the course of the week and nothing felt right. I considered skipping another week on the blog, but then I would have an item on my to-do list that didn’t get crossed off for two weeks in a row; this cannot happen, so, I’m just going to share what’s been on my mind. Continue reading
“Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll have some outstanding warrants,” I replied.
“It’ll get worse before it gets better; you know that, right?” Marie asked as she started down the sidewalk.
Andrew pushed the bedroom door open, pausing just prior to the inevitable creak of the hinges. He peered through the crack into the semi-dark room.
Aurora laid on her back on the mattress. Her eyes were closed and her chest rose and fell with shallow, even breaths; anyone else would have thought she slept.
He opened the door and let light spill in from the hallway as he walked to the side of the bed. Aurora’s eyes shifted beneath her dark-smudged lids. One corner of her mouth twitched occasionally in the closest thing to a smile he’d seen from her in weeks. Continue reading
Today I would like to share a truly brilliant work of nonfiction that I finished recently, The Generation Starship in Science Fiction: A Critical History, 1934-2001 by Simone Caroti. This work disects the birth and development of science fiction from its earliest stories to current times, in particular those having to do with the generation starship concept (stories in which generations of people live and die aboard a ship traveling through space to some distant destination).