Fractured Fragment Friday: “Dempsey’s Debut” (and coupons!)
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “Dempsey’s Debut” (and coupons!)

“Dempsey’s Debut” – I was thinking about an alien species judging us by our violent past (maybe not just judging us on it, but interested in us specifically because of it.) As all distant relationships go, they were not reading us quite right (they were seeing our gladiator movies and boxing and other entertainments as … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” (and coupons!)
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” (and coupons!)

“The Unreliability of the Mature Mind” is an ongoing concern for me as I watch my memory slip further from being reliable. I wondered – if you had an advanced brain-washing technique that involved creating false memories by building new neural connections, would it work with people whose neural pathways aren’t holding together? Could dementia … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: “Business is Business” (and a coupon!)
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “Business is Business” (and a coupon!)

“Business is Business” was an attempt to tell Rumplestiltskin from a perspective that made the fairy tale a fairer tale. I always felt the miller’s daughter in the original tale was a bit too innocent to be believable. Her father lied, the King was greedy, she makes a deal with the gold-spinner, gets what she … Continue reading

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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. Steed and Emma Peele), and how they would discover (and resolve) quirky and unbelievable plots … Continue reading