The Last Siren Sings
'Making Monsters: A Speculative and Classical Anthology'
They never understood what we are. They told stories of how we drowned men and ate their flesh. They called us creatures of desire. How else could one of us best a man but through temptation – stories centred on their weakness, not our strength. A beautiful song, as sweet as honey wine. Pleasure better than any their flesh has known.
But ours is not a song of pleasure. It is a song of power.
The Exiles and the Stateless
"People of Earth, we have come. It is your time to be uplifted. We will banish scarcity. You will not die of disease and old age. You shall not want. Each of you shall be allowed to live your best life.
"We await your reply."
They received none.
We Are Alone
WE ARE NOT ALONE, read the news chyron. Everyone on Earth was watching.
BLACK EYE TRANSMISSION: SCIENTISTS CONFIRM INTELLIGENT LIFE IN UNIVERSE
Lies About Your Better Self
A story of obsession, twisted love, and the pursuit of social media perfection.
Lies About Your Better Self appears in issue #25 of The Colored Lens.
Image by Kristina Gehrmann.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, an upcoming narrative title from Dim Bulb Games, is a bleak American folktale about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny.
VIPER One: Countervalue
VIPER One: Countervalue is a military sci-fi novella set in the universe of Richard Swan's 'Art of War' trilogy. I co-wrote Countervalue with Richard as a follow up to his book VIPER One.
Myths & Legends: Heroes In Kind
An old piece I wrote for Litro Online on how movie superheroes are like Greek and Roman classical heroes.
My roughly-weekly newsletter of my work and interesting things, which skews towards artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of labour.