"Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet"
Allusion Key

Last week I posted my Christmas story for this year, "Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet." Introducing that story, I challenged the reader to first find the correct TV show referred to, and then to...

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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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Show, Don’t Tell?

R. L. Copple answers the questions: Why are many against “show, don’t tell”? Should a writer worry about showing instead of telling?

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How Storytelling Conveys Truth Better than Non-fiction

Author R. L. Copple guest blogs at the Speculative Faith blog about how fiction can convey truth in a way non-fiction cannot.

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What Does Your Story Say?

R. L. Copple examines when a story’s theme or message becomes an agenda.

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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."