Old Stories

We're traveling back in time this evening.  I started a new post about the incredibly dark themes of the old school screen saver program "After Dark" before really starting to think of how messed up the early years of home computers were. In those interactive screensavers, you could mow over cats.  This program was available … Continue reading Old Stories


Report to Mission Command

Mission Command, Sweet googly moogly, do not send any more people here.  This place, this planet; none of it is like the reports that came from the rovers and probes that preceded me. Robots said there would be primitive flora.  There's one very tall tree that drips a green oil from thirty feet above.  The … Continue reading Report to Mission Command

Dr. Welldon’s Speeding Ticket

"Officer, I must apologize I am running very late. It took some time to realize I was driving 88. The behavior is far from normal Our encounter rather formal. There's a place I hope to be real soon Full of moose and two baboon. The zoo is near, but I do fear My appointment has … Continue reading Dr. Welldon’s Speeding Ticket

Wallace Chats with HR

"Wallace, we have to talk about your work over the last three weeks," Wallace's kind-hearted boss, Liza began the impromptu meeting. Wallace felt the conversation ahead was going to require something with an impact the coffee in his mug could not offer, but he was stuck in the meeting now. "Wally. Can I can you … Continue reading Wallace Chats with HR

Magic Words

The evil Dr. Sharp fell to the floor, unconscious and defeated. Even with their foe defeated, the work of The Hero Consortium was not yet complete. "Get the shut-off words already!" The Wet Blanket shouted, using the power of gravity to bring a group of flying drones created by Dr. Sharp down. Squeak was busy assembling … Continue reading Magic Words

Deck and Amy Plan an Escape

"This is going to suck," Deck said.  He and Amy sat in a parked car outside an event center which housed this year's company holiday party.  Snow fell ever so gently outside.  The dark of night lit by brake lights of coworkers experiencing the exact same moment of dread. "We need a keyword.  Some phrase … Continue reading Deck and Amy Plan an Escape

Squeak’s Interview (A Transcript)

Transcript of First Television Interview of Beloved Superhero Squeak. Squeak: I have to say, while this microphone is strapped to parts of me even my, uh, 'special partners' [Laughter] don't touch, this is the most surreal moment of my life. Rebecca Carver, Interviewer: [Laughter] Is that because you are the subject of people's attention and this … Continue reading Squeak’s Interview (A Transcript)