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The Queen of the Tyrant Lizards

Posted October 30, 2014 By John C Wright

A story for Halloween for my readers. (I will correct found spelling errors later.) Enjoy. * * * There was no time. That is the first thing to remember. I did not know what was about to happen. That is the second thing to remember. Imagine a time line. Select a zero point. To one […]

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Pale Realms of Shade

Posted April 24, 2014 By John C Wright

1 It was not the being dead that I minded, it was the hours. No one ever calls me up during the day, and most people decide to wait until after midnight, for some reason.  I am a morning person, or was, so meetings in the still, dark hours lost between midnight and the dawn […]

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Time Shifters / Thrill Seekers

Posted March 23, 2014 By John C Wright

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 an idea for a time travel story, and I came up with the basic idea […]

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No Writer Save Flynn

Posted March 21, 2014 By John C Wright

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 bucket in hand. Full moon. He cast an eye about the woods and adjoining meadow […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Posted December 25, 2013 By John C Wright

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 was six years old, and it was Christmas Eve. Her eyelids trembled and slowly her […]

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A Glimpse of Somewhither

Posted October 31, 2013 By John C Wright

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 enough elements of the eerie to serve for this day. The novel is unsold, unpublished, […]

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Descendants and Emulations

Posted October 10, 2013 By John C Wright

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 a battlefield surgeon doing triage, committing an amputation without morphine to save the patient. In […]

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Lunar Sacrament of Conciliation

Posted May 5, 2013 By John C Wright

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 I had been able to include in order to better establish a change of heart […]

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The Parliament of Beasts and Birds

Posted March 30, 2013 By John C Wright

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 in the towers and minarets, and all the widows of the palaces, mansions, and fanes […]

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HERMETIC MILLENNIA Excerpt: Just Because It Made Me Laugh

Posted March 11, 2013 By John C Wright

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 from the Muse who whispered him to me. This is a scene from HERMETIC MILLENNIA […]

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