Frank Herbert’s Dune: Writing Lessons Part 1

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan.  I’ve read everything he has written including his letters.  I used his letters to write a few blog posts about what Tolkien had to teach us about writing and those do pretty well and still see blog traffic. However, I haveContinue reading “Frank Herbert’s Dune: Writing Lessons Part 1”

Friday Fiction: Bahamut

The heat from the white dunes caused a mirage effect on the construction site as Harold wiped his brow again, taking a long swig from a jug of water and letting out a quickly drying breath. The wind, like the unforgiving blast of a hair dryer, did its best to absorb any leftover moisture onContinue reading “Friday Fiction: Bahamut”

Shade: A Short Story

Colonel Hall lay beneath a jagged shelf of black stone, a sloppy trail of dust behind her on the coal-dark rock which led out into the white-hot heat of the alien day. Her ship crashed in the distance, her crew all forever silent, she pressed the beacon on her yellow environmental suit and listened toContinue reading “Shade: A Short Story”