<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker” Recombines His Infinite Possibilities</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: “The Re-Entanglement of Grant Decker” Recombines His Infinite Possibilities

I give a lot of thought to dementia and Alzheimer’s. It could be due to hearing of prominent people (Ronald Regan, Terry Pratchett) who have wound up with it, as well as relatives. Then again, it’s more likely on my mind because my own memory always seems to be in continuous decline. I wondered about … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: Who Exactly is Responsible for the “Mutiny on the <em>Star-Bound</em>”?</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Who Exactly is Responsible for the “Mutiny on the Star-Bound”?

True Artificial Intelligence is on its way; I believe it may actually be here already, but it’s not widespread or commonplace as it will be. Just about every invention eventually escapes from its creator (patents only last for so long, and we as humans are always building on the work of others), so it will … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: No Matter What You’ve Smoked, “Cannabis Alienus ‘alien dope’” May Be Too Much For You</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: No Matter What You’ve Smoked, “Cannabis Alienus ‘alien dope’” May Be Too Much For You

Here’s the Blurb Be careful what you smoke. L.D. had always been an unapologetic pot-head, but something has gone wrong and he’s fallen off the radar. Eric returns home for what he thinks is going to be a simple intervention, but turns into… something else. Find out what – read “Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’.” Here’s … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: Alien Visitor Contends with the Superstitions of Primitives in “My Brother’s Keeper”</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Alien Visitor Contends with the Superstitions of Primitives in “My Brother’s Keeper”

Mind control and invasion keeps cropping up in my work. “My Brother’s Keeper” took the medieval notion of demonic possession, which some “science” now tries to explain away as probable psychological disorders – I’m not sure I buy into that. What if there is such a thing as possession, but it’s a little more commonplace … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: Simple, Age-Related Forgetfulness? Full-blown Dementia? Burglary? Or is Everything Really “Bugging Out”?</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Simple, Age-Related Forgetfulness? Full-blown Dementia? Burglary? Or is Everything Really “Bugging Out”?

In “Bugging Out” I was exploring a couple of disturbing observations about impermanence – the way that buildings seem to instantly appear (yes, I know they were probably being built for weeks and I just wasn’t paying attention) and also how common objects that I know I just saw a moment ago simply vanish (where … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: The Exobiological Discovery of “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: The Exobiological Discovery of “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”

With “The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions”, I just wanted to play with the mistake we make about assuming that other life (and people) have to be the same as us, or look and behave like something familiar to us instead of something alien. And if we can have tools and tricks to help us communicate … Continue reading

<strong>Fractured Fragment Friday: If Only Living the Perfect Life Was a Matter of “Choosing the Right Time”</strong>
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Fractured Fragment Friday: If Only Living the Perfect Life Was a Matter of “Choosing the Right Time”

I love time travel stories, especially the variety of theories on how it could work (if it could work – I’ve heard that the idea is now discredited, and should be moved from science fiction to fantasy. Snobs.) We all have things we regret about our lives, and that we wish we could do over, … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Dealing With the Inconvenience of “The Body” That Just Refuses To Stay Dead
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Dealing With the Inconvenience of “The Body” That Just Refuses To Stay Dead

I’m stretching here to try and offer an explanation for where “The Body” came from.  If you neglect people in your life and only pay attention to what YOU want, don’t expect those people to sit idly by without exercising their own, alien agendas. Admit it – for most people, it’s all about ME (without … Continue reading