Category Archives: Stories

Ghostfishing

“Sir! Sir! There’s a problem with the zoological research drones at GXH-927J! They’re malfunctioning!” “927J…” his boss mumbled, his flaps buzzing. “I wasn’t aware we had any active drones in that system.” “We’re not supposed to, that’s the problem! The … Continue reading

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Slaves Instead of Heirs

Slaves Instead of Heirs In the fields, machines harvest crops.  Machines bring the crops to homes.  And when they rot, uneaten, machines bring the refuse to compost piles, to create fertilizer for the next round of crops.  Machine doctors wait … Continue reading

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Love Insurance

Love Insurance A somber figure entered the room.  The salesman sat down at the desk, opposite a distracted-looking man and an eager young woman.  He jogged the papers in his hand and looked over them at the couple before him.  … Continue reading

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Dia de Muertos

“Mama, do I have to go?” “Ay, vida, what’s wrong?  I thought you liked Dia de los Inocentes.” “It’s boring.  It’s just the same stuff every year.  I’d rather stay here.” “Oh, but you get to see everyone.  And there … Continue reading

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The World’s Wisest Man – Audio Version

The Saturday Storytellers have made an audio version of my story The World’s Wisest Man and put it on Youtube.  You can check it out below, or here.

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The World’s Wisest Man

The World’s Wisest Man Long ago, a wandering monk came across a small, sleepy village, sitting in the shadow of a large and imposing mountain.  He entered the quiet town, and went to the tavern, hoping to find someone to … Continue reading

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Atesti la Estonto

It’s been a while since I’ve practiced my Esperanto, and since I had a new piece of microfiction to translate, I thought it would be a good and simple bit of practice to translate it into Esperanto.  I’m still learning, … Continue reading

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