A chapter with no gravitas.

An unfinished and by no means polished, chapter-excerpt from the short story I am trying to write which is set in the Culture universe of Iain M. Banks. I wrote hopefully about this back in 2019 when after a period of inactivity, I had seemed to have regained my muse. Then 2020 happened and I … Continue reading A chapter with no gravitas.

Out of the Ecliptic.

Soldiers stare in poets' guise, shout bloody words at careless skies. Faces bowed are steeped in grief, and turn away from warrior and thief. Art ensnared in martial rule, followed by bloodlust thirsty fools. Teachers caught are sold and bought, preach manifestoes to the worth of naught. Mourning not another day, these people force my … Continue reading Out of the Ecliptic.

Just another gravitas deficiency quotient.

I enjoyed tremendously reading the science fiction novels of Iain M. Banks, especially the “Culture” series and back in September 2003 I thought I’d write a short story set in the Culture universe, just for my own amusement. I wrote about two hundred words vowing that I’d go back soon and continue. Fast forward to … Continue reading Just another gravitas deficiency quotient.