Category Archives: Free Fic

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Time Shifters / Thrill Seekers

For those of you that might have heard a rumor of this and were curious, here is my movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1Z5RjuB78 It is ‘mine’ only in the rather limited sense that my friend Kurt Inderbitzen (the executive producer) asked me for … Continue reading

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No Writer Save Flynn

A short story by a non-anonymous contributor: no writer, not even the accomplished Mike Flynn, can draw deep water from a shallow pond. Moonlight flashed off the still surface of the pond where the OFloinn stood hesitantly with the wooden … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

This is a short story composed in honor of this day, which I provide as a gift to my readers. Merry Christmas. Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus By John C. Wright @ 2013 Her name was Ginny. She … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Somewhither

Dear readers, the claustrophobia of time has not allowed me the leisure to write a All Saint’s Day Eve story as is my wont, so instead I proffer for your reading entertainment the opening chapter of SOMEWHITHER, which should have … Continue reading

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Descendants and Emulations

This is the original draft of Chapter One of THE HERMETIC MILLENNIA, which was cut for reasons of space and pacing. Usually, when I have to cut a scene, I do it with the merciless lack of regret that accompanies … Continue reading

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Lunar Sacrament of Conciliation

As a treat for the readers of HERMETIC MILLENNIA, this is  a scene that was cut from the final manuscript for reasons of pacing and length, and because I changed to order of some events, but which I dearly wish … Continue reading

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The Parliament of Beasts and Birds

The animals gathered, one by one, outside the final city of Man, furtive, curious, and afraid. All was dark.  In the west was a blood-red sunset, and in the east a blood-red moonrise of a waning moon. No lamps shined … Continue reading

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HERMETIC MILLENNIA Excerpt: Just Because It Made Me Laugh

I realize it is wrong on many levels for a writer to be amused by his own words, but keep in mind I don’t consider myself to have invented Mickey the Witch of Williamsburg, but rather to have discovered him … Continue reading

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Nativity

Nativity By John C. Wright “Mr. Went, if you could visit anyone in the world, any time, any place, who would you go see? Oh, not for a long time. Long visits are never permitted. But just for a moment, … Continue reading

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Silence of the Night

A short story as an All Hollow’s Eve offering. Feel free to click me a tip as a donation, dear reader, if think it in the spirit of the season. Silence of the Night I was overcome with awe, and … Continue reading

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Suicide in Metachronopolis

I should not have done it. I have a manuscript due on the editor’s desk in January. I took a week off to write a short story set in my background of Metachronopolis, the golden city beyond the end of … Continue reading

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The Sheathed Paw of the Lion

A short story for your mediation on this Good Friday. ———————————————– I realize another century is supposed to pass before you wake from cold sleep, but, since it is my turn to be alive, I thought I should quickly summarized … Continue reading

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Corner of Saint and Peter

Just a moment ago I found in my coat pocket a crumpled bit of paper, the stationary of the Hilton Hotel. For a writing workshop at a science fiction convention, the participants were called upon to write a beginning of … Continue reading

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John C. Wright’s Patented One Session Lesson in the Mechanics of Fiction

Note: this is a reprint of an article I wrote in January of 2011. I reprint it here as a companion to my previous article on how to get published. Here is the John C. Wright patented one-session lesson in … Continue reading

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Wright’s Ten Rules on Writing

Since becoming an author, from time to time interested fans (or else people willing to make me feel better by playing along with the idea that I am real writer by pretending to be fans) will ask me to pass … Continue reading

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The Eve of All Saints’ Day

The Eve of All Saints’ Day By John C. Wright Naturally, I selected Halloween as the time for an experiment of such daring. Legend said that the boundaries between this world and other worlds beyond achieved their finest frailty on … Continue reading

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Free Sample from the most recent draft of JUDGE OF AGES

This is to show you, my dear readers, who are also (really) my employers, that I am hard at work. From a scene I was working on yesterday: Soorm the Hormagaunt, from AD 6850, is talking with Menelaus Montrose, accidental … Continue reading

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Steampunk is a Diabolical Czech Invention

This is a tale of dreams lost and dreams found again, a tale of wonder. But first, I will irk you, dear reader, with a discussion of definitions. Damon Knight once famously defined ‘science fiction’ as “whatever I am pointing … Continue reading

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John C. Wright’s Patented One Session Lesson in the Mechanics of Fiction

Here is the John C. Wright patented one-session lesson in the mechanics of how to write fiction. A word of explanation: I wrote the following to a friend of mine who is a nonfiction writer of some fame and accomplishment, … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life — as Told to me by an Inebriated Science Fiction Writer In New Jersey

I should mention that, as a science fiction writer, I can comment authoritatively and finally on the true meaning of life. Fifteen billion years ago an unexplained and inexplicable event created all the matter and energy, time and space in … Continue reading

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A Random World of Delta Capricorni Aa, also called Scheddi

My latest story is available over at Flash Fiction Online. It is an ultra-short (only one kiloword long) decorated with an admirable illustration by R.W. Ware. You may read the tale free of charge, but tipping is encouraged. http://www.flashfictiononline.com/f20100501-random-world-delta-capricorni-scheddi-john-c-wright.html It was … Continue reading

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