Pending Prohibition

My final Patreon exclusive story for October came up as a political satire. Sitting down at my desk, I mulled over what I could write about but kept coming up short. After banging my head off the wall, I decided to get some guidance and reached back to the past catalog of NYC Midnight’s Flash Fiction Challenges and found a prompt. With the skeleton of a story in one hand, I still needed to flesh out the rest of the details. Somehow I needed to come up with a satire that took place in a mayor’s office and featured a magnet...

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Dire News

Rylan’s crew has finished their investigation of the Larian platforms. With dead platforms and an unresponsive storage device, they returned to the ship. While the initial tests proved fruitless, Rylan hoped that data might be recoverable. But with nothing gained from the examination of the platforms or the computers, Rylan guided the shuttle to the last place where they might discern the truth about the massive destruction, Laria’s Records Room...

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Spiked Drinks

My second Patreon exclusive story for October is a crime caper, which means Jessica is coming returning. When I wrote my first one, I dove into a high-end thief, and well, Jessica was born. While I still owe her a last name, and she’ll eventually get one, I’ve grown attached to her. I continually reach out to her to pioneer this genre when it comes up. With a main character in hand, I needed a law for her to break...

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Harrison & Sylvia Part Ten

Last month, we witnessed Sylvia escape a dungeon designed for wizards and battle with a mercenary as well equipped as she is. She escaped her assailant, but she needed to recover before making her next move. And so for this month, we will continue following Sylvia’s story as she strives to understand what happened to her life...

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Planetfall

The Aurorans dispatch a ship, Escort One, to the first planet in the solar system. Early in the trip, Britt argues with the pilot Isaac about every detail. Despite those arguments, Isaac and Jessica pilot Escort One to the new world. Once they settle into orbit, they begin the required surveys. As they orbit the planet, they wait for the surveys to conclude...

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