Friday, December 11, 2015

Live Free With Honor

"Balancing on the Brink." Eagle Peak Summit, Chugach Mountains, Alaska. CC2.0 photo by Paxson Woelber.

On Friday everything changed. I learned to fly.

He had wings. I had hands. Both chained. The open sky was our dream. Finally, the gale of cold freedom burned across my face with his smell of heat. He gave me sky, freedom, and his life.

Mourning dry on my face, I knelt on fire blackened earth, breathing ashes of my price he had willingly paid. The rising sun painted an orange warning on the clouds and sea. Wind lashed my hunched shoulders. His brothers formed a somber henge of scale and wisdom around me. “You are free. Honor him well.”

100 words submitted to the final Friday! Friday contest.  Sorry to see it end but best of luck to @postupak the next chapter of her life.  I'm watching the book stores for your work!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Magical Parking Lot

I was surprised at what I saw that day, in the parking lot. But then at 12 o’Clock at night in the parking lot of a Kroger store you don't really know what you're going to see there.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Clean Up

Denizen had dowsed the ley lines for decades following the clues to the depths of this ancient ruin. Behind the wall slept the army of his brethren. He reached towards the barrier.


 “Ow!” he hissed, spinning.  A lowly custodian.  It had struck his hand with its filthy mop handle.

“Who are you?  We’re closed.”

Friday, January 9, 2015


"Smite him before he hits you again." The angel commanded her.

"Don't look at me with your stupid face!" her husband yelled spittle on her face.  "What's this crap?  Where's the real beer?"

"My friend made that.” she mumbled “Said its got more alcohol."

"You don't have friends.  Don't be so stupid.  I hate hobby beer."

"Smite him!  I will strengthen you.  Lift the sword and plunge it into his evil heart."  The angel demanded.

She looked down helplessly at the butter knife on the table.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Eight Minutes, Twenty Seconds

His prank ensured they would take their time today.  They usually only needed a few minutes each day to punish him.  They would find him and their insecurities and frustrations would become his shame.  Today it would be longer. Eight minutes, twenty seconds.

Warped under their attentions his studies had taken a darker twist; beyond knowledge, beyond science, beyond ethics. He gazed into the naked secrets of the sun, her sensual dance splitting and fusing reality.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Like Minds Book is Finally Available

Today Like Minds is finally published.  Like Minds is a near future science fiction thriller that includes AI, Augmented Reality, the FBI, and even a serial killer.  After working on the book for over a decade, I'm really excited to announce that the ebook version is available on Amazon today.

To read more about the book you can go to the official book page:  and I'll post updates to the Facebook page as well if you like that kind of thing.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Furious at the Knight who stole the affections of his princess, the Sorcerer cast the ancient spell. Compelled by magic and the blood of innocents Gaia pushed forth the blister of rock and dirt trembling as she ejected her infant spirit from her womb.