Fractured Fragment Friday: Encounter with Strange Life Form Leaves a “Lasting Impression”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Encounter with Strange Life Form Leaves a “Lasting Impression”

“Lasting Impression” came into my mind with the image of a strange creature fading into the woods. I thought it might be a good origin story for Sheriff Audrey Harper in “Sasqwhat?” and then the story rolled out from there (and in typical PANTSER fashion, the creature wasn’t what I first thought it was, either.). … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: What is the Proper Etiquette When a Witch  Invites a Demon for “Date Night”?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: What is the Proper Etiquette When a Witch  Invites a Demon for “Date Night”?

Since we’re in the witching season, all of October’s Fractured Fragment Fridays will promote stories from my themed collection WEIRD, But not TOO Scary Tales. “Date Night” is a speculative fiction short story with a bit of paranormal romance for flavor. It’s also the third of my four stories that have earned an Honorable Mention … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Super Villain Questions His Own Ultimate Awareness
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Super Villain Questions His Own Ultimate Awareness

I was wondering how Super Villains acquired their henchmen, and imagined the interview process with someone who didn’t seem to quite fit the villain mold. “Ultimate Awareness” coupled that idea with the “Why?” of a particular villain. Here’s the Blurb Omnius has relied on his Ultimate Awareness to dominate the city as well as any … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: What Kind of “Possession” is Detective Jimmy Delaney Involved In?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: What Kind of “Possession” is Detective Jimmy Delaney Involved In?

Since we’re now a week out from the release of “Possession” (Detective Jimmy Delaney #8), it’s time to feature it on Fractured Fragment Friday. So, where did Jimmy come from? It started with an off-hand comment, someone wishing they could just plug a flash drive into their head and get the knowledge and skills they … Continue reading