Category: Always into Darkness

That darkest of places, where the monsters always win. A place where, even in the daylight, the endless night prevails.

Short stories in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho, that are … “Always into Darkness”.

Murder on Mars, Chapter 02

First Impressions

 

A dimly-lit restaurant with an intimate seating arrangement. The perfect place for adultery.

Lucy and Toy. They sit across from each in a booth. In the guise of two, smoking hot, adult human females. A first date arranged through the personals.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 01

When the system fails you. You create your own system.

 

Neural implant. It resembles a spidery inoperative brain tumor. The early “models” had a 2-percent failure rate. For obvious safety reason, when they malfunction they are supposed to shut down, but, when they don’t auto-shutoff the implantee exhibits the symptoms of someone who is suffering from a malignant brain tumor, which, in effect, is what they have.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 08

Taken

 

Giggerota just takes her. Dragging Lucy’s limp body into the dark alley. Giggerota’s clothes shred as the Martian changes into her native form. Giggerota tosses the girl down an open manhole.

 

In the B-movies, places like this are portrayed as being filthy and smelly, and parasite infested.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 07

CrossFit, “The House of Ragnheiður Sara Sigmundsdóttir”

 

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Sara.

 

Ragnheidur Sara Sigmundsdottir (born 12 September 1992) is an Icelandic weightlifter and CrossFit athlete known for her third-place finishes at the 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games and her first-place finishes at the 2015 and 2016 Meridian Regionals and the 2017 Central Regionals.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 06

Bene Gesserit Traumland …, Bene Gesserits Dreamland

 

“Enter no conflict against fanatics unless you can defuse them. Oppose a religion with another religion only if your proofs (miracles) are irrefutable or if you can mesh in a way that the fanatics accept you as god-inspired.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 05

Stirb, Stirb, Mein Liebes …, Die, Die, My Darling

 

Truth: there is nothing remotely romantic about the history of Shield use in the real world. In spite of being purely defensive in nature, Shield tech is one of the four foundational WMD’s—i.e., it is one of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 04

Düne Messias …, Dune Messiah

 

The romantic view of Shields is perpetuated by Frank Herbert’s Dune books and numerous Dune movies like those of David Lynch. That romanticism fosters many misconceptions about Shield tech.

In such popular Shield-based mythology as that …

If the beam of a directed-energy weapon hits a Holtzmann field, it can result in sub-atomic fusion and a nuclear explosion.… Read Full Article

Mein Kampf …, My Struggle – Chapter 03

Band drei: Das Ahnenerbe – Historiën …,

Volume Three: The Ahnenerbe History

 

The Ahnenerbe (German: [ˈʔaːnənˌʔɛʁbə], ancestral heritage) was a think tank that operated in Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1945. It was an appendage of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and had been established by Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsführer of the SS, who is a Crone and the baby brother of Mrs.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 40

Epilogue

 

The Boy from Ipanema plays softly in the background …

Dame Chillingsworth and Sam are sunning themselves poolside. Jack is off in the distance consoling himself with Lady Glenda [who has been recently released from hospital]. Dwayne is doing laps in the pool.… Read Full Article

The Master Race, Chapter 39

A Happy Ending?

 

Of course, the end of a story is sometimes the beginning of another, one that details both the origin of a fixed point in time and a time paradox of sorts, one that begets a host of unanswerable questions.… Read Full Article