The prologue for this is set in 1961, after fifteen years of divergence. The Daughter of Babalon careens toward the decade of decision…and a date with an important figure. This took me seven months of research and plotting, all of which amounted to 51 of the best pages I’ve ever written…but alas, the drive exploded […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Prologue"
Continued from September 8th…to this day I have no idea where I was even going with this. Drunk writing produces incredible effects on prose, plot and character psychology….like hitting the whole thing with oil paints and a ring modulator. But it tends to sacrifice any crisp realness and immediacy to do so. A sort of […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block 1 Draft, Part 2 (final!)"
I don’t really have better names for these drafts. I feel like I ought to, because the latter two are so different in tone from Block Zero. I almost feel like I’m harping too much on this theme…but I’m tired. It’s 3:26 AM, Friday, September 4th. I ache all over from bowling. I have to […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block One, Part One"
Here it is, the long-awaited draft…the main character is a weird cross between L Ron Hubbard and Rory Williams, two characters whose stories and ways of doing and thinking about things you will hear more of in the future, if I haven’t posted already by the time this scheduled post goes out on September 7th. […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block 2 Draft"
This is one of the most “outrun” things I’ve ever written. I was quite buzzed at the time lol. Toasted, you might say. For quite a while I had writing and depression and a surreal cynical take on time travel, government and fatalism going all at once…still do, but there’s mania now too. break on through… […]Read more "Pasadena Nights: Terminus 1984"
Well, I’m continuing my plan to see what you guys like to read best, and also ransacking my Google Drive drafts folder to build a portfolio in the event I ever come up with something marketable to agents or Amazon Kindle, even. This post is no different, coming between my Dark Nixon/Capaldi phase and my […]Read more "Strange Loops and Men In Black"
This was…some kind of draft I was doing years and years ago. I still like it, actually. Lots of evocative prose here. As I post more, you’ll probably notice that I keep returning to the themes and characters in this draft no matter where I am or what I’m doing. That’s good. It’s how I […]Read more "Blast From The Past: Space Opera Circa 2008!"
Inside the FBI office, chaos reigned. There was a low murmur of activity. Phones rang, computers hummed, the TV news played steady drumbeats of war. The future was at stake. The Chinese might be to blame, according to Fox. The explosion had hurt the Dow for sure. Homeland was recommending new data collection measures. There […]Read more "Doctor Who and the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Adventures: “The War Machines (Part II)” — Season 1, Episode 2"
September 10, 1999 8:31 AM Security Trust of Los Angeles Three companions strode confidently toward the bank, cool sunlight dawning gradually overhead. To outsiders, they could pass for family. To John and Sarah Connor…Cameron did not know. She was a Terminator. Made of rubber skin and metal bones. A special effect. A honeytrap. A beehive. […]Read more "Doctor Who and the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Adventures: “The War Machines (Part I)” — Season 1, Episode 1"