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Joined 05-03-20, id: 1140745, Profile Updated: 10-18-20
Author has written 7 stories for Sci-Fi, Horror, and General.

Here you will find mostly short stories of science fiction or horror, sometimes told with a healthy dose of satire and sometimes because there's an interesting concept I want to explore. While I don't tend to stray far from those broad genres, there are so many different subsets of horror and science fiction I like to explore and experiment with that no two stories will be alike. Be forewarned, I do tend to include more than my fair share of aliens in these stories as they often make wonderful allegories for real-world, contemporary issues and concepts.

Inspired in many parts by shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, as well as the shorts and novels of Ray Bradbury, John Christopher, Phillip K. Dick, and George R.R. Martin, which explore the human condition and contemporary perils of our time through speculative fiction.

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Stowaway 10/18/2020: In the 24th Century, a cargo pilot is on a routine trip back to Earth, but is prevented from docking when customs discovers an unidentified foreign lifeform on board that defies all logic and physics. As the clock ticks, she must locate this lifeform or risk destruction of her ship, cargo, and herself.

Apocalyptic Love 8/16/2020: In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman searches for one last hope of escape while being followed by a mutant who has taken an interest in her. Three part story.

The Emperor Has No Skin 6/21/2020: For over 200 years we've taken our institutions for granted thinking that the President we elect was the best of us. But what if he wasn't the best of us? What if he wasn't "us"? Read here the story of such a president told through the eyes of an inexperienced press secretary in over her head as she uncovers the truth everyone else is already aware of.

Silly World 6/14/2020: Derek always had trouble expressing himself around his family due to their contrasting political beliefs. After years of ridicule, he found shielding himself from their toxicity to be the most effective. That is until one night when everything comes out and he unleashes years of pent up rage and fury repressed deep inside. Rated T, though there is some offensive language.

The Third Mark 5/28/2020: The social gap between the haves and have-nots is nothing new to human history. Pictured here that gap has grown to the point to where those with power exert their will onto the the rest of us in a grizzly, Machiavellian scavenger hunt told from the perspective of both predator and prey. One fighting for power, the other for survival. M for violence & gore.

The Specimen 5/21/2020: The prospect of life out there in the cosmos has piqued humanity's interest for as long as time itself. But what happens when that life is finally discovered? Will the human race rejoice and celebrate this next chapter in history? Or will there be violent upheaval with such a discovery undermining every one of our beliefs? The crew of the Jovian IV are soon to find out.

Shelter 5/15/2020: Aliens invade suddenly and abruptly one night forcing survivors of their deadly wake to take shelter in their homes. Told through the lens of one such group of survivors who soon find the answer of what they fear more: the unseen enemy outside or the enemies they created for themselves inside the shelter.

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Stowaway
In the 24th Century, a cargo pilot is on a routine trip back to Earth but is prevented from docking when customs discovers an unidentified foreign lifeform on board that defies all logic and physics. As the clock ticks, she must locate this lifeform or risk destruction of her ship, her cargo, and herself.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,255 - Published: 10/18 - Complete
Apocalyptic Love reviews
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a lone survivor searches for one last hope of salvation from an inhospitable world while being followed by a mutant who has taken an interest in her.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,708 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/11 - Published: 8/16 - Complete
The Emperor Has No Skin
For over 200 years we've taken our institutions for granted thinking that the President we elect was the best of us. But what if he wasn't the best of us? What if he wasn't "us"? Read here the story of such a president told through the eyes of an inexperienced press secretary in over her head as she uncovers the truth everyone else is already aware of.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,177 - Published: 6/21 - Complete
Silly World
Derek always had trouble expressing himself around his family due to their contrasting political beliefs. After years of ridicule, he found shielding himself from their toxicity to be most effective. That is until one night when everything comes out and he unleashes the years of pent up rage and fury repressed deep inside. Rated T, though there is some offensive language.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,550 - Published: 6/14 - Complete
The Third Mark reviews
The social gap between the haves and have-nots is nothing new to human history. Pictured here that gap has grown to the point to where those with power exert their will onto the the rest of us in a grizzly, Machiavellian scavenger hunt told from the perspective of both predator and prey. One fighting for power, the other for survival. M for violence & gore.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,816 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/28 - Complete
The Specimen
The prospect of life out there in the cosmos has piqued humanity's interest for as long as time itself. But what happens when that life is finally discovered? Will the human race rejoice and celebrate this next chapter in history? Or will there be violent upheaval with such a discovery undermining every one of our beliefs? The crew of the Jovian IV are soon to find out.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,512 - Published: 5/20 - Complete
Shelter
Aliens invade suddenly and abruptly one night forcing survivors of their deadly wake to take shelter in their homes. Told through the lens of one such group of survivors who soon find the answer of what they fear more: the unseen enemy outside or the enemies they created for themselves inside the shelter.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,673 - Published: 5/15 - Complete
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