I wrote these stories in 2010 as I was starting to pursue my path as an independent writer/artist. Note: I’m still getting the stories listed, there’s a lot more to come. Some were originally put out under pen names and I’m reissuing them in new editions under my name.
Kyle Rader discovered fatherhood on Mars and more challenges than dirty diapers! The careful colony timetables get thrown out the airlock when the new Martian governor announces her pregnancy en route to the red planet. Unexpected challenges introduce new stresses when raising the first child on Mars, but Kyle believes his son’s destiny will transform humanity.
Regi finds the busy world outside his Airstream trailer too full of misery and pain to tolerate. He leaves it all behind for the quiet of his land, the company of his dogs, and the freedom from the thoughts and dreams of others. His magic shows him the truth of things – no matter how dark the truth revealed.
Cali Spencer knows his power might save the life of a child and interrupts his peace. How can he deny her?
Emmett came to the planet Autumn for the challenge of the new frontier. A whole new world for humanity under open skies, breathing fresh air instead of canned and recycled air. The only problem? Humans can’t eat anything on Autumn. Not without the enzymes engineered into the eggs of the skreeches, a native species resembling feathered dinosaurs.
He isn’t the only one hunting the eggs. Native predators threaten to steal the eggs first. Plus he’s got a biologist from the enclosed Terransphere colony following him around. If Emmett can’t get the eggs he can’t survive in the wilderness.
Chrystal had the greatest gig in the galaxy as a starship plumber aboard the Elegant Slipstream. The only problem? The passengers.
Humanoid passengers were the worst, but when she had to deal with the non-humanoid ones? Then things got really messy.
Writers get ideas and inspiration from all sorts of places. Often the process seems mysterious. Where does a writer find a muse? Where do you get your ideas? Here is one answer.