Galaxy Santa

Dragnet for Santa

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Dragnet for Santa

Galaxy Santa

Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is false. Only the names are true, to protect this author from being accused of making up strange names.

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Destroy Dodge Ram 1500! Destroy Copple Family!

Dodge Ram 1500

Did Dr. Smith break into the map app’s company headquarters to take us out? It seemed that way.

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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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“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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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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The Fountain of Christmas Cheer

Christmas tree. Pereslavl museum, Christmas 2012

Daniel discovers the true source of Christmas cheer even in the midst of horrible circumstances.

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Orion’s Integration

Wormhole Travel: A digital image by Les Bossinas for NASA

Short Story: Daniel and Jill explore the first stable wormhole. What they discover changes their lives.

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The Hole

A simulated Black Hole of ten solar masses as seen from a distance of 600km with the Milky Way in the background (horizontal camera opening angle: 9°)

Captain Jane Bower of the Starship Arizona attempts to rescue a ship trapped on the edge of a black hole’s event horizon. She discovers that black holes are more personal than she had realized.

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