A baker's dozen Of speculative fiction Varied short stories
Could humanity Survive extinction event With two years warning?
A plane will soon fly A cargo of hate that ends Our Earth and much more
What would dolphins learn About humankind if we Could speak in their tongue?
Would the attainment Of absolute truth result In joy or despair?
Can the least of us Be a god in his own right To species unknown?
Should we take the word Of professional critics As to what is art?
Can a long-dead witch Give a chance for redemption To one who is lost?
Secret of the Sphinx To be revealed in prime time Sure you want to watch?
If you find true love In a most unlikely source Don't turn it away
Alien bearing gift Of life-long health and foresight Accept it or pass?
What can a man do When dreams want to live through him And cost him his life?
Come take a journey Of inner and outer space On these themes and more
My newest book of short stories, Echoes of the Mind's Eye: 13 Speculative Fiction Short Stories, has just been published (eBook and paperback versions). You can preview it at all major book retailers, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple Books. The book contains ten short stories from my previous collections (Mindscapes and Book of Dreams) newly edited and updated, as well as three new short stories.
gloomy days gloomy skies brighter times will arise
As I look out of my second story window, the world seems ill... has been for a long time. As sunny as the skies are at times, grey clouds still hover. Cries and screams still reside over the speaker systems. And above all else, we go on as if it's the way it's supposed to be...
What comes with darkness, a light to clear the pathway to correctness, togetherness, and love...
warmth, i spew to you, with time, you must choose, feed me fuel or let me die.
Whether it's in our relationships, our jobs/careers, friendships, or within ourselves, the life of that flame is something that must be a priority. Given time, it'll dim and at other times we give a bit of it to someone/something else... in hopes that it'll give them light. At times we give someone/something else the gas tank... to see if it is worth saving to them...
Whatever the circumstance, be mindful of that flame. It is our ideas, emotions, effort... our everything. It is our lifeline...