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David's Writing Blog · 3W ago

Long Weekend Away Of The Comet

They rode for hours in silence, still processing, never having discussed it, not once, not a little, not even abstractly or by implication. Eventually she couldn’t stand the sound of the tir...
David's Writing Blog · 3W ago

Distress Call

Are you receiving me? This is Cortland. This is… …supply drone ship crashed into the hab just West of the landing area. Comms dish is down. Reed and Xiu are dead. It’s just me and… …Can you ...
David's Writing Blog · 4W ago

Ode To Joy

When he came in, she leaned forward in the chair. “Can you help me? I think my voucher is wrong, I’m supposed to be—”“Ma’am, I’m just the technician, if there’s a problem with your voucher y...
David's Writing Blog · 4W ago

Admit Bearer Plus One

I’ll clean up tomorrow. Maybe the next day. Whenever the room stops spinning.At least it’s quiet, finally: The DJ left hours ago. All my guests are asleep in the various nooks and crannies o...
David's Writing Blog · 4W ago

Absentee

“You said you’d… yes, I remember. Yes, no, I understand how hard it is to… It’s just that you promised him. He has the new rod and he’s been practicing casting, and he wouldn’t stop talking ...
David's Writing Blog · 1M ago

Auntie Magic

“There’s magic here,” she said, almost in a whisper, and then more loudly so Cara could hear clearly, “But of course there would be. Always magic in the forest: so much life. Living and dyin...
David's Writing Blog · 1M ago

The Governess Of Floods

The service station bathroom was dirty, it stank, and the walls were stained colors she didn’t want to think about, but it had running water and a soap dispenser, and that was all she needed...
David's Writing Blog · 1M ago

Suborbital

“Hey John.”He sighed, steeled his nerves, and hit ‘send’. “Yeah. I’m here, Rod.”“What about transferring fuel from the service module to the lander, separating, then doing a forced burn down...
David's Writing Blog · 1M ago

Sympathetic Magic.

I know how Harold Penderman will die. I know because I caused it; or, more properly, I will have caused it. His crime, his transgression, that doesn’t matter. Suffice to say it was a capital...
David's Writing Blog · 1M ago

Hostile Takeover

Thank you, thank you. Thanks. First, I’d like to thank the outgoing Chairperson, Amanda Unvers, she’s been great, really fantastic last six quarters, Amanda. Let’s hear it for her.So I know ...