School Begins: Game On

School Begins: Game On

…and by ‘game on,’ I mean ‘prepare yourselves!’ My mind during these past few weeks has, now and again, come back to my private space here and I want to simply put aside all this other stuff and get on with things. Writing is calling me, and sadly, I have not been answering. I try not to think about it, to simply let it go and say “well, this is the way things are going now.” It’s never prudent to…

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Faëryn’s Journal Entry #321 – Waterdeep Convenes

Faëryn’s Journal Entry #321 – Waterdeep Convenes

(The following is transcribed from the Elvish dialect of the High Forest)     This entry will be short. I must recount the events which happened since our return to this city and the current mind state of mine.     I remember the strange hammer as it fell upon the marble of the podium in the great and rich halls of the Waterdeep Council Hall. I only focused on it. The sound was a crisp clack upon an otherwise…

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Posting Pre-Sleep

Posting Pre-Sleep

All – It’s bedtime here on my end of the map. A bit late, but c’est la vie. I should already be in bed, but I’m up getting some sundry tasks completed in advance. Preparation, I find, is often the swiftest path to completion. This week at work, we’re discussing the future and artificial intelligence. Robots. Robots superseding the function of humans. The incorporation of robots in to human society, to perform tasks better than humans with more efficiency. This is…

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Smiling Because it Feels Good

Smiling Because it Feels Good

Some of you may already have seen this. During the women’s gymnastics competition of the Rio Olympics, a North Korean athlete and a South Korean athlete came together for one split second and took a selfie.     Reports of the image racing around the world, capturing the attention of media were of course instant, and it was, if nothing else, a conversation-starter.     The two sister nations have been politically at odds since the end of the Korean War…

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As the Games Begin

As the Games Begin

AS THE GAMES BEGIN By L.P. Stribling In Rio, some thousands of miles away from these words, An athlete, a confused young star, sits in a quiet room in the dark, Outside the window, perhaps he listens on a small handheld device, And the Games begin. Tomorrow, next week, perhaps three nights from now – she will exhaust her body, She will push herself to the an extreme her earthly form has never known, She will scream, her pores with gush…

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Beta Readers Wanted – SF/F short story

Beta Readers Wanted – SF/F short story

Happy Friday to all. Wow, is it the end of July already? The time always eludes me. Right when I think I have it, that I can do what I want with it, that it’s all mine, it vanishes. Today’s a day for planning. For getting rid of the old and getting ready for the new. Even if it’s just the end of the week (in preparation for a new week), the story is the same – ditch the old,…

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things

Let’s see, I could join the rest of the myriad voices on the internet bemoaning the political stage of the nation, but I think I’d be better off talking about something else, even if no one reads this. Let’s talk about something supernatural. I know. Stranger Things!  I heard about it from my brother, who is a big film person. He knows all kinds of facts and names from film (television as well as movies). If you haven’t heard of…

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