Jan 9, 2019 · 1,802 words (7 minutes)
You’d heard of the accident, of course. Everyone had. How the first passenger transport to use a Between gate didn’t come out exactly right. How fourteen of us survived—but changed. How we now have the ability to walk between worlds. Not a simple folding of spacetime, like the Between engine was designed for. But actually walking into the between, walking straight into another universe. I was twelve. I got off the transport into a sea of cameras and haven’t really shaken them off since.
Jan 9, 2019 · 949 words (4 minutes)
This is chapter three of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.
Dec 28, 2018 · 2,721 words (10 minutes)
Because I’ve written ghost stories, I'm often asked during panels at conventions if I've ever seen a ghost. At first I said that I didn't believe, but inevitably that meant that someone would wait in the hall to earnestly tell me of their encounters with ghosts. Now, I say I don't believe in flying saucers, but I want to see one. To see a flying saucer, an alien spaceship, would open the universe to possibilities that don't seem to exist. Seeing a ghost would do the same thing. JVP
Dec 26, 2018 · 1,112 words (5 minutes)
This is chapter two of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.
Dec 20, 2018 · 2,515 words (10 minutes)
The transitions in life are the times we are most aware, the times we feel we are closer to a higher truth, the times that stick to us like lint on a sweater, which we sometimes don't notice until after the day is over.
Dec 20, 2018 · 888 words (4 minutes)
I worried that this story would bother my more Christian friends. No one said anything, but I get the occasional suspicious look. Someone told me once that the way to write a science fiction or fantasy story is to look at who the science fictional or fantastical change impacts the most. What bigger change has occurred in the world that could rival the Christmas story? JVP