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Launch: An Unlikely Hero

February 26, 2021 dkeener 0

Malcolm Jameson has nothing left to live for. He’s about to throw himself off a bridge when a passing bicyclist stops and hands him a book. A Magic Book…strangely sentient and possessed of a bad attitude. Check out the uplifting and sometimes humorous story of a man who learns to […]

Mars Rover Spirit

Spirit Rover: A 1-Page Story

February 22, 2021 dkeener 0

This is a powerful one-page graphic story published by the XKCD webcomic. I’m guessing it came out some time in 2010 since that’s when the Spirit Rover stopped operating. I first spotted this on Facebook and had to do some research to figure out where it originated. When they’re done […]

Mastodon on the Loose

Ashburn Wildlife Sighting

February 19, 2021 dkeener 0

Long thought extinct, residents of Ashburn, VA, a suburb of Washington D.C., were stunned to find a lone mastodon roaming the streets during a recent snow storm. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” marveled David Keener, a local resident. Scientists and wildlife experts are at a loss to understand where […]

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title

Hourlings Podcast E17: Choosing a Title (23m)

February 14, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 17 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (23 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Choosing a Title,” in which our intrepid scribes discuss what makes a good title, a bad title, the struggle for uniqueness, and more. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. Jacobs […]

RemoteOffice Green Screen and Stand

RemoteOffice Green Screen

February 11, 2021 dkeener 0

I just ordered the RemoteOffice Green Screen and Stand. Before I talk about the gear, let me provide some background on why I want this kind of gear. Background I’ve been doing a LOT of meetings online in the past year, both in my Writing Life (using Zoom) and my […]

Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction

Hourlings Podcast E16: Young Adult Fiction (38m)

February 7, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 16 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (38 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Young Adult Fiction,” in which our inestimable writers discuss the ins and outs of young adult fiction, including exactly what qualifies as genre fiction.. This episode features: Martin Wilsey (Moderator) Jeffrey C. […]

Motherland: Fort Salem

Motherland: Fort Salem

February 4, 2021 dkeener 0

Motherland: Fort Salem is an alternate reality show that postulates a woman-dominated world that has resulted from the Salem Accords, a historic peace agreement between witches and the United States government. Fast forward to the modern day, and witches are routinely conscripted as soldiers. It turns out that they’re much […]

Robert Hjort, Age 13

Family Heirloom

February 2, 2021 dkeener 0

My maternal grandfather, Robert Hjort, was a Danish immigrant born in 1908. He came to the United States with his family when he was two years old. This photo dates from August 14, 1921, and was taken at a picnic outing of the Danish Societies from Portsmouth, NH. My grandfather […]

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools

Hourlings Podcast E15: Author Tools (31m)

January 30, 2021 dkeener 0

Episode 15 of the Hourlings Podcast Project (31 minutes) is now available on YouTube. This episode’s topic is “Author Tools,” in which our renowned writers describe the author tools that they’ve found helpful to their writing-related activities. Topics include writing tools, grammar checkers, publishing support tools, and more! This episode […]

The Match

Free Story: The Match

January 28, 2021 dkeener 0

My short story, The Match, is available for free on this website. It’s a historical story based on real events, not my typical SF or Fantasy story. Nevertheless, I think you’ll find it to be an interesting story and well worth a few moments of your time. It’s set during […]