Fractured Fragment Friday: Alien Invaders Are Suspicious of “Burial Details”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Alien Invaders Are Suspicious of “Burial Details”

The thought of an old farmer hiding children underground popped into my head, and I had to have a reason why (Oops! I guess that’s a spoiler…) In “Burial Details”, Earth is invaded by aliens intent on keeping the human population in check by removing those capable of reproduction. Here’s the Blurb Be sure to … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Which Species is the “Endangered” One, Here?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Which Species is the “Endangered” One, Here?

I had a vision of a traditional UFO saucer crashed into a cavern. Who else would be there besides park rangers? Bats of course, and a statement on some of the foolishness that goes into placing more importance on nature than human beings. There’s more than a couple of “Endangered” species in there. Here’s the … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Jim Goes Through a Disturbing Transformation While “Finding Sanctuary”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Jim Goes Through a Disturbing Transformation While “Finding Sanctuary”

“Finding Sanctuary” just started with the idea of a human colony ship wandering through space in search of a home. Eventually they find one. But an alien planet suitable for life would of course have alien life, wouldn’t it? It would be nice to think they’d be welcoming, but…, well…, WE’D be the aliens then, … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: “Gladius” Decides His Alien Overlords Do Not Own Him
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “Gladius” Decides His Alien Overlords Do Not Own Him

I’m not quite sure how “Gladius” wound up where it ended – the original story was to have something to do with virtual reality and infectious ideas, but then the virtual coliseum shifted to being the actual reality, a place where various races had been taken as slaves by a master alien culture and forced … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: If You Were Skirting Intergalactic Trade Policy, You Would “Flee Markets”, Too
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Fractured Fragment Friday: If You Were Skirting Intergalactic Trade Policy, You Would “Flee Markets”, Too

I wrote “Flee Markets” just to play around with the unoriginal notion of a transitory shop, but it became a story about escapes. Samantha wants to escape from a humdrum summer – she’s mostly thinking in terms of escaping into fantasy literature, but encounters Phineas – a renegade shop-owner who has more to offer than … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Conversations with Crab-Like Aliens Documented in “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Conversations with Crab-Like Aliens Documented in “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”

“The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions” is NOT about problems with space crabs. I just wanted to play with the mistake we make about assuming that other life (and people) have to be the same as us, looking and behaving like something familiar to us instead of something alien. And if we can have tools and … Continue reading