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My Samples of Writing

This is where I feature all of my writing. My story "Imagination" was originally published in SDO Ghost on-line magazine in 2004. I currently am working on adapting some of my stories into audio stories that I put on my YouTube channel. I also occasionally post videos of my story telling and my class segments on there. Follow the links below to dive into the universes created by me!

Happy reading/listening!

Imagination

Here's a Sneak Peek:

They stopped in front of her closed bedroom door.

The doorknob rattled.  Tina considered grabbing the phone or shouting fire.  She’d always heard that neighbors were more likely to get involved if they thought their own property was in danger.  Then again, if she faked being asleep maybe the intruder would content himself with some jewelry or other fast-snatch items.  That hope held her paralyzed.

The door unlatched.  It didn’t open right away.  What if it’s a rapist or some homicidal maniac...  Oh, God, Alex!  How do I protect Alex?  The thought of her seven-year-old son stumbling into a burglary or being kidnapped brought bile to her throat.

The door creaked open.  It swayed so slowly she had time to try to yell “fire” again and again.  All that came out was a strangled gargling sound.......

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Do No Harm

Here's a Sneak Peek:

I’m not really me.  I’m a copy of the thoughts, memories and ideals of the real me, Tamerra Bastile, who’s still back on Earth.  Physically traveling the thirteen light-years to Tyber proved impossible.  So instead, people have their synaptic patterns downloaded and converted into a computer program.  Then that information is sent to Tyber where it’s integrated into a robotic host.

    

So I, Tamerra duplicate one came to be.  Which is all pretty weird since I don’t feel any different.  If it weren’t for this bizarre robotic body that looks like a metallic scarab, I’d swear I was the real Tamerra.  But then if I wasn’t a duplicate, I wouldn’t be in the bind I’m in.

    

To prevent a dupe from deviating too far from its Original, safeguards are built into the android hosts.  They automatically delete the personality program seventy-two hours after the last download or within a few hours of any “major event.”  This is supposed to protect the Original from a traumatic or even harmful reintegration.

    

Just now that limitation sucks.  I’m within a few hours of expiring, and I can’t get into any of the reintegration stations to download.  I linger near the back of the courtyard watching the henchmen guarding the entrance to one.......

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New Novel: Escaping the Dashia

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