Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”

It’s official! Cats of War III (my third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) is ready for its July 8th release date. So this Fractured Fragment Friday, we’ll visit the eighth story in the series (and the first in the collection) – “Imperial Imperilment.” Here’s the Blurb Lord Phylo and his Canine Armada have … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?

“Riding the Devil” is a science fiction / fantasy story with a western steampunk flavor. The story’s seed was a dream my significant one shared with me, saying “you should write a story from this.” Of course, what I wrote bore no resemblance to her dream as far as she’s concerned (no matter how much … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”

“A Dish Best Served” started simply with a desire to use a multi-course meal as the vehicle for a story. I started writing with the critic vs. chef theme, and the rest of the story came out of the pen on its own (or with the help of my favorite Poe story, “A Cask of … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers That “Too Much of a Good Thing” Can Indeed Kill You
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers That “Too Much of a Good Thing” Can Indeed Kill You

Even though the release weekend for Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 has completed, I still have on emore of the stories to revisit. Today’s Fractured Fragment Friday visits the 9th story – “Possession.” Life insurance can be useful, but sometimes it can be a case of “Too Much of a Good Thing” … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Release Day for Detective Jimmy Delaney’s Third Collection, and a Look at Whether It’s Gaslight or Ghostly in “Possession”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Release Day for Detective Jimmy Delaney’s Third Collection, and a Look at Whether It’s Gaslight or Ghostly in “Possession”

Today is the release day for Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3! The collection contains stories 7 – 9 in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series, and today’s Fractured Fragment Friday visits the 8th story – “Possession.” I thought it would be fun to give Jimmy a fantasy element for one episode. Something supernatural, … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Struggles to Thwart an Old Nemesis Who Has “Hacked Off” Police Monitoring
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Struggles to Thwart an Old Nemesis Who Has “Hacked Off” Police Monitoring

Now that I have Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3 ready for its May 20th release, Fractured Fragment Fridays can return to Jimmy Delaney, resuming with “Hacked Off”, the seventh in the series. At the very start of the series,  Jimmy exposed himself to mind control through an illegal AugMentor™ implant. Despite how … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Races Against Time to Stop Whoever Is “Killing Them Softly”

This week it’s time to visit the fifth Detective Jimmy Delaney tale: “Killing Them Softly.” Writing a pseudo-speculative-fiction detective series, I often find myself looking for creative and unusual ways to kill people. It often reminds me of The Avengers (not the Marvel superhero club – the old British television series about secret agents Mr. … Continue reading