All posts tagged: science fiction

Consider Making a New Year’s Resolution

Every year around this time I read blog posts, Facebook updates, and Instagram feeds that fall in either one of two categories: looking forward to the New Year with a resolution to achieve, or a pessimism laden rant on why resolutions don’t work. If you fall into the later category, I challenge you to read the article that inspired me to start this blog as my New Year’s resolution two years ago, 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person. Originally written in 2012 by David Wong and published on cracked.com, it provoked such a strong response that they keep reposting it every year. It it’s some of the best advice I’ve ever read. In short, it challenges readers to ask themselves, “What do I do?” versus “What am I like?” and then focus on developing new skills while killing all the excuses that keep people from doing that. To come up with my own New Year’s resolutions, I think of a big goal I want to achieve, and then a short list of the main actions I need to …

3LineTale

Sarah held up a hand to shield her eyes from the bright sunlight, and reached into her field bag for a pair of sunglasses. She turned to survey the arid landscape, and froze when she glanced upward. Her boss had said they were testing a time machine prototype, but the presence of two suns in the sky suggested something else entirely.

Flash Fiction 6

Jeremy paused for a moment to adjust his government issued hologram goggles, staring at a puddle while he tightened the strap. A loud transport buzzed overhead. If only what he saw below reflected what was above. *********** Photo credit: Marc Oliver Jordion via Upsplash Written for Only 100 Words 3 Line Tales Writing Prompt

Muse of the Day

You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Morpheus, The Matrix