Dancers and Instructors at Harvey Zumbathon in Round Rock, TX

The Zumbathon for Harvey

I wrote this Pantoum-mime poem in honor of the many people inside and outside of Texas who have given any aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. by R. L. Copple - 9/4/2017 The call goes...

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Gas: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Vulture in Sky

Timmy tugged on his dad’s trousers. “Dad, my teacher said gas is bad for the Earth. Is it?”

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What Does the Tree Say?

Juletræet

Free Christmas Flash Fiction: Doug gets more than he bargained for when he faces an interrogation from a fox and an owl over his Christmas tree selection.

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Mayhem Negotiations

FREE FICTION: Being in two places at one time isn’t as easy as one would think.

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Micro-Fiction: Slimdown Tantrum

R. L. Copple offers a micro-fiction space opera story, as well as a peak into his writing process.

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The Balloon Ark

R. L. Copple offers up an unusual near-future, apocalyptic, science fiction short story for October’s free fiction.

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Facing the Cave

Can the Dragon of Death be defeated? Sacrifice is called for, and Galak learns what that entails when his master, Knight Humblart, stares death in the eye.

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The Eternal Clock

Captain Bay can change events, but can he change time before it is too late? A space opera flash fiction from R. L. Copple.

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The Call of Nature

Free flash fiction from R. L. Copple. The superhero Moth Man steals a space ship. But why?

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Power Hungry: A Virtual Chronicles Short Story

Bridget gets more power, but is she ready for it?

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The Three Little Pigs, or How to Invest Wisely

Once upon a time there were three pigs, or so they say. But these aren’t your mama’s pigs.

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  • Hero Game

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

  • Mind Game

    Mind Game Cover

    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."