This week's drabble prompt comes from stratomunchkin with 'a compassionate enemy' and gives us a return to the Dust setting. As the Conglomerate and Alliance captains have their own talk, the imprisoned Alliance soldiers are treated to a bit of a chat from their guards. Or, at least, the clear outsider in the group is...… Continue reading Weekly Drabble: ‘Dust – Command and Control’ and new prompt thread
With the votes from my patrons tallied, the month’s second update of my various works is here: a new chapter of Ozymandias. In this chapter, Harper is struggling to recover from the bombshell Adrianna just dropped on her. It’s not an easy thing to discover you’re more closely connected to the galaxy’s most infamous terrorist… Continue reading The Last Angel: Ozymandias, Chapter 5
This week's short story prompt comes from Pethrai D'Arkos with 'a descent, one final time', returning us to the setting of Jason Clarke, hopeful archaeologist and his discovery of an ancient, impossible city and its immortal guardian. As well, there's a new prompt thread up for my patrons; enjoy!
The thought of allowing a Confed ship to put his own, no matter what she looked like, in its sights was not something that Goldstein would have ever accepted graciously before, but right now he was prepared to accept the Concords’ little games if it meant a meal not served from ration packs and water that didn’t come from an alien reclamation system. “Let her come in; we’ve got nothing to worry about. Tell the flight pods to prepare for boarding; they’ll want to put in an appearance.” He should feel relieved, but that uncertain feeling was still there.
Jilene Altur is not having a good time. First, her town is attacked by a vampire, people she knows and friends dying gruesomely with no one able to stop it. Then, her father and brother are killed by the same beast and she is mauled nearly to death. She thought that was the end of… Continue reading Scars, Chapter 17
This week's prompts are 'leaving the shallows' and 'poisonous shallows' by Framing Device and Pyro Hawk, giving us a tale of seaside tragedy and mystery. As well, there's a new patrons-only prompt thread up for next week's short story.
Goldstein licked his lips. Something wasn’t right. He didn’t know what, but he could feel it. His grandfather, a sea-farmer through and through, had been able to predict storms as if by magic; he’d been a part of the oceans so long that he’d developed a sixth sense about them. The senior captain felt that way now. There was nothing before his ship but empty space and the slowly growing, banded sphere of Hyperion Meta. Everything was quiet, but that silence felt wrong.
With 'butcher's bill' from uberdrops, we look at the price exacted by a butcher in the alien ecumenopolis of Horrak-Sarn. When you come to the store, be prepared to pay the price... There's also a new patrons-only prompt thread up for next week's short story.
The saga of The Last Angel continues with an update for The Hungry Stars. In this chapter, Yunl’ro is planning how to proceed with the task set before her, as discussions on Nibiru start with a reminder of what the Loeague can expect from the Compact’s mercies, as both sides consider their next move and… Continue reading The Last Angel: The Hungry Stars, Chapter 20
The redhead leaned back in her chair, brushing the loose forelock of hair out of her eyes as it again slipped down into them. Even with the fleeting contact she’d had with Arykka, no one was any closer to understanding why the Lefu had attacked them without warning or provocation. You are Enemy. That is enough.