Stealing a Universe: Destiny fiction

One of the joys of creating fiction, especially science fiction and fantasy, is getting to create other universes with rules and history (and future) that can be completely separate from reality. You get to welcome others into that world and watch them enjoy it, then surprise them with differences they weren't expecting. But, of course, it's …

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Skin

On March 31st, I shed my skin. It was a Thursday morning and I was scheduled to go to the studio that day. I don't remember what I was doing the night before, and in fact the only reason I remember the date is that it was my friend Allie's birthday and I thought it …

Early

They walk on the north side of the fence, she on his right and he on her left. They walk slowly, the hot breath of the falling sun following close after and moving past with a rough, dry laugh. The ground they tread is equal parts sand and grass, all thirsty, discontent at another day …

Palimpsest City

In its persistence, snow can shut down any city, and ours is no exception. Foot and vehicle traffic, at least aboveground, practically stopped after the first four days of what must be THE blizzard, and when it didn't stop we all just gave up and let the snow spill through the underground with the hope …

Belief

First there was only darkness, and then nothing changed. Under his feet was stone of some sort, and if he put out his hands he could feel that he was standing in a doorway, also stone. In front of him was absolutely nothing: The floor ended a short space from his toes. His fingers were …