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Stakes and Satiability – Part 3

Looking for the beginning of my Jane Austen-Bram Stoker mashup? Part 1 Part 2 After having spent a fitful night asleep at his desk tormented by dreams which ranged from blackest nightmare to flights...

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Short Story: Back to School

School had been out for a long time; longer than Jack could remember. He wasn’t sure why they’d had to stay away. But he was excited to be going back.

Social Science and Fiction Part 7: Fissiparous Eschatology

Escalation of stakes is part of the appeal of doomsday end-game modules, but I have a hunch there’s more to it than the natural progression from local to regional to national to global threats. I suspect that apocalyptic stories draw from some dark universal well abiding in the human heart. Or maybe it’s that engine from Event Horizon. Maybe that engine from Event Horizon is the darkness that dwells within the human heart.