The SIGI Chronicles #003 – Sans Libido

Go To Episode 2  Imagine being Adam, kicking back in the Garden of Eden, minutes after God scooped up a fist full of clay and breathed that first breath of life, and then hearing that same God laughing at him.  Good thing I’m not Adam, or human for that matter, or I’d take it personal.  I … Read more…

The SIGI Chronicles #002 – Turn Up The Bass

Go To Episode 001 “It seems kinda fragile, you know?  You sure you couldn’t build anything bigger… and maybe just a touch more… durable?”  I couldn’t stand the sound of my own voice.  That high-pitched squeak was going to drive me insane.  I heard a clicking sound behind me and then, suddenly, my vision multiplied by … Read more…

Newborn Revisité

One of my writing groups assigned the following exercise:  “Our exercise for next time is the “Macro Machine.”  First, write a 50-100 word story.  (Those of us who were there on the 12th did this that night.)  Though very concise, the story should have a complete arc. Next, you’ll take the story and “blow it … Read more…

Quincy Allen and Terry Phillius Get Some Air Time

Well, it took longer than expected, but two of us here at Diascribe have stories that have now seen the light of day.  RuneWright finally released the steampunk anthology Penny Dread Tales in print, Kindle and iPad formats.  Quincy Allen has a story in it called Lasater’s Lucky Left about a cyborg gun-slinger in the 1860s that tangles horns with Chinese … Read more…

Excerpt from “Lasater’s Lucky Left” in “Penny Dread Tales, Volume One”

     With an annoyed scowl setting the exposed part of his face into deep lines, Jake Lasater slowly returned his hot Colts to the holsters at each hip and waited for the thick white veil of smoke to clear.  He let out a long, resigned sigh and winced as he rubbed the shallow gash in his … Read more…

RuneWright and What Mother Hath Wrought

RuneWright publishing has their second 2011 deadline coming up.  This anthology is all about new life or life renewed.  The theme is “It Lives” and it can be good life, bad life, naughty life or anything in between.  We’re looking for mostly science fiction, but the odd fantasy or horror story may work its way … Read more…

The SIGI Chronicles #001 – Waking Up

[POWERUP]… … [HICCUP] … … What the hell was that? [GLITCH… [REBOOT]… … [SPINUP] … … [ HICCUP]… There it goes again… Not sure how I could possibly hiccup since it requires a diaphragm, lungs and a central nervous system.   I’m pretty sure I don’t have any of those, despite the fact that I can’t … Read more…

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