Samarqand Afrasiab Cemetery

The Fullness of the Void

I wrote this mainstream fiction story some years ago. I believe in 2010. When I read it to my writers' club, they were telling me it was one of the best things I'd written (up to that point, of...

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About R. L. Copple

R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.

The Fullness of the Void

Samarqand Afrasiab Cemetery

I had lost her. No more tender kisses. No more sitting on the porch swing. No more holding hands. No more complete Christmas dinners. Only a gaping hole the size of the Grand Canyon. How could I live half a life?

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Dream Births

apollo08_earthrise

Then tragic detours
force-dumped my rare
bucket-list of hopes
into a grave of despair.

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“Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet”
Allusion Key

Here’s the key to unlock the secrets of my short story, “Santa Clause Is Leaving Our Planet.”

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Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet

Galaxy Santa

Free Christmas Story: Santa is out of this world!

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Getting FB to Show the Right Photo in WordPress

Sharing a drink

Frustrated at the lack of control of images in shared links on Facebook? Me too. Here’s how I solved the problem.

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The Unlikely Angel

A Likely Angel

I encountered an angel in the wee hours of the morning in 1994. A very unlikely angel, but an angel nonetheless.

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Death by Injection
Horror for October

William Burke (serial_killer) 1792–1829

He laughed, and haunted echoes filled the room. Death dripped from his words. “You’ve got it wrong, my dear. I am many. I multiply and infest this world with fear.”

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Embracing the Gate

How do we approach the gate of death? My mother is one example as liver cancer brings her to those doors, and my poem to deal with it.

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Idealism v. Realism

Batman-V-Superman-Dawn-of-Justice

Sort of a review of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” but making a point pertaining to fiction in general.

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2016, Here I Come!

R. L. Copple refines his writing goals for 2016.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."