New Fiction: “A Girl With Excellent Taste in Music”

NSFW fiction, read it for free

Frank Sinatra

As an author, sometimes you come up with this really killer idea that you know people are going to love. And sometimes (which is most of the time), you later find out that your really killer idea has either already been done, or — for scifi writers — kind of “came true” before you could get the story to the public. And when that happens, it sucks.

The story below was intended for our upcoming short story collection FIRE IS ORANGE. I finished it months ago and thought I was oh-so-clever. It is about a disturbed person finding creative ways to utilize a next-gen Google Glass. Then one day I was listening to NPR, and what did I hear? That’s right, a story about people who had hacked the current gen of Google Glass to create the same possibilities I listed in the story.

Boom: just like that, a forward-thinking story becomes dated and obsolete. The longer I wait to release this story, the more tired and cliché it will sound.

FIRE IS ORANGE won’t be out for many moons, so, ARealGirl and I decided to put it out now, for free, on this here site.

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Regaining that sense of wonder

Old, crotchety and judgemental is no way to go through life, son.

comics

I remember being twelve years old. I remember pedaling two or three miles to TJ’s Party Store. You know the way: down my dirt road, onto the highway, over the bridge, past the other party store the kids didn’t like to go because the old lady would stare at you like a hawk watching [...]

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THE MVP Episode #39 (Q & A episode!)

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ARealGirl here. We recorded this Q&A last week, on the last day [...]

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Workin’ the 4th

You gotta do what you gotta do ...

Fireworks

Junkies, I am brain dead (and yes, to those of you who say “what’s new?” I say “ha ha ha” and also “aren’t you proud of yourself for mocking me while I am too dumb to fight back?”).

 

I’m working on PANDEMIC line-edits. That means the final draft has been approved and passed [...]

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It’s okay to be proud of America

America

Key bullet points for the people who don’t bother to read before becoming outraged:• I am not calling anyone unpatriotic.• I am not questioning your right to your beliefs, nor am I saying your beliefs are wrong. • I am not saying “you damn Republicans!” or “you damn Democrats!”

So today I did what [...]

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The MVP - Galactic Football League: Book Four

THE MVP Episode #38 (final episode!)

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THE MVP Episode #38

Well, Junkies, all great stories must come to a close, and THE MVP is no exception. What’s in store for Quentin and the Krakens as we finish up Book IV and prepare for Book V. Listen in to find out.

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The Future of Content Delivery (is here)

Way back in the long-ago time of 2009, I did a keynote presentation at Balticon titled “The Future of Content Delivery.” I covered a lot of ground in the burgeoning eBook/podcast/self-pub/freemium areas, including a breakdown of the pre-order system ARealGirl and I used to sell over 1,000 hardcover copies of THE ROOKIE in the first [...]

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