Well Here We Are Again

I am so sorry everyone. I keep saying I’ll do more and then that doesn’t happen. Fall semester was way more intense then I thought it’d be and I forgot about the blog during the break and Janterm. I’m sure any of you guys who have been or are in college understand.

Anyway, I will be posting some more things this semester because I’ll get to use my blog for my Digital Networked Narrative assignments. So expect to  see a bunch of weird posts of me experimenting with various forms of digital storytelling. Hopefully I’ll also be able to post some reviews of books or movies along the way.

Thank you all for continuing to follow me and remember to Keep it Reel!

Quantum Communication

This has been an idea floating around in my head for a while and I thought I’d post it, even if just to say “I thought of it first.”

One of the biggest challenges facing interstellar travel, and by extension science fiction stories in space, is  communication. Current forms of communication all rely on light in some form, this is fine for anything on or near Earth, but a real hassle for anything on beyond our moon. See, light only travels so fast and the distance between planets is so big that any light-based communication can be seriously delayed. Even communication with anything on Mars is delayed within a range of 4 to 24 minutes depending on how close our planets are. Distances between stars are even more daunting. The closest star system to ours, Alpha Centauri, is 4.3 light-years away. That means any signal sent from Earth would take over 4 years to reach anyone or anything at Alpha Centauri.

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We’re Back Baby!

Hello everybody!

Sorry it’s been so long! My spring semesters are always fuller than my fall or January ones. Especially towards the end.

Anyway, as a reward for everyone being so patient, I’ve decided to release a story set within the same universe as the previous one and with the same characters. That’s right! We’re returning to the world of the Modern Monster Hunters! This time we get to see more of the cultures of this world and the prejudices that arise from living in a world where some monsters can look and speak like humans.

Check out the first Modern Monster Hunter story here: Killing the Dead

As always, please leave constructive commentary, talk about what you like in the comments section, and spread this to all your friends and social media pals! Hopefully I’ll be a bit more active over the summer and as a special treat, I’ll put up some trivia tomorrow. Thank you all and I hope you enjoy the story!

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Killing the Dead

Hey everyone!

As promised, another short story! Sorry its so late, I’ve had a lot on my brain lately. Anyway, this story is actually the first in a series of short stories taking place in an alternate reality. On this alternate Earth, life experienced an explosion of diverse adaptations soon after the last Ice Age. The cause of this has never been found, but the result is that the monsters of mythology on our world have become real on this alternate Earth. The catch? All the monsters are “scientifically plausible,” meaning there is no magic.

As a result of these monsters, humanity has had a very different history. To  combat these creatures we developed The Hunters, elite fighters for hire whose sole purpose is to find and kill any monster threatening a human settlement.

Now, fair warning, even though these aren’t expressly adult science fantasy pieces they do mention or bring up topics or parts of life that one might usually find in Young Adult novels aimed at the older end of the demographic. So, if you are uncomfortable with blood, mature moral quandaries, or mentions of certain natural bodily functions, this series may not be for you.

With that warning out of the way, I hope you enjoy this story! Please comment your reactions or critiques below and subscribe if you have not done so! Now, on with the story!

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Happy Birthday to Me

Hey Everybody (all 5 of you currently)! I’m not dead yet!

Sorry its been so long, my spring semester has been real busy. As the title of post says, it is indeed my birthday today! Woo!

Yeah the day is almost over, but I don’t care. Anyway, I wanted to let you all know I’ll be posting another story pretty soon. And by “pretty soon” I mean within the week. Either tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday I will definitely post another short story.

Thank you to everyone who follows this blog!

Welcome to my blog! Stay a while and enjoy some stories and trivia.