The Great Audio Experiment

The Great Audio Experiment

by I thought I might try an experiment. I’m planning to do some podcast fiction this year. “Thorvald’s Wyrd” and “Turn the World Around”, both serialized on the old Small Realities blog and both destined to become e-books, at least, in the near future. I know I’ve said that before, but I am slowly finding …

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Mummy Powder, Part 2

Mummy Powder, Part 2

by We found the secondary security system next to a thin door hidden behind an upright wooden sarcophagus.  Not exactly high tech for the modern era, but I’m sure the early 80s keypad seemed pretty impressive in this neighbourhood.  Whoever had been through the Doc’s stuff hadn’t been too thorough, I guessed.  Or the keypad …

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Mummy Powder, Part 1

Mummy Powder, Part 1

by Mummy Powder, Part 1 What if? Through the ages, so many horrible things have sprung from those two small words. The darkest imaginings and depravities of mankind all began with that simple question.  A multitude of sins and evil events.  This is one of them. When I began my quest, so many years ago, …

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Branch Santa, Part 11

Branch Santa, Part 11

by “That’s going to take some getting used to.” Eugene stared at Santa as the big guy strapped his skinny frame into the only seat on the Sled that fit him. “What is?”  Santa fought with the straps, taking forever to get his too-long arms in the right spots for things to snap together. “The time …

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Branch Santa, Part 10

Branch Santa, Part 10

by Santa crept through the bare tunnel, toy sack slung over his shoulder.  The colonists hadn’t spent much mass on luxuries or decoration.  Out here, he had a hard time believing anyone would want to live on the Moon, a tough, barren existence compared to what the colonists left behind.  He shivered.  With only the …

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Branch Santa, Part 9

Branch Santa, Part 9

by Frank stopped at the bottom of the gangway, turning to look down at the man he’d looked up at for most of his career, the man he still looked up to.   “How did I let you talk me into this again?” Santa clapped a hand on Frank’s shoulder and had to reach fairly high …

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Turn the World Around, Part 33

Turn the World Around, Part 33

by Chapter 30 Heart is of the river Body is the mountain Spirit is the sunlight Turn the world around We are of the spirit Truly of the spirit Only can the spirit Turn the world around Paper had significance for everyone.  That was something we all had in common. Electronic copies of the Treaty, …

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Branch Santa, Part 8

Branch Santa, Part 8

by “It’s a variation on the original magic that made you Santa.  A little different, a little more focused.” The booth hummed, an oscillating pitch putting Santa in mind of 1970s science fiction.  Lights inside the booth flashed cheery colors against its walls.  He looked down at Eugene.  “Different how, exactly?” Eugene kept watching the …

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