17Oct: Legacy continues with Amazon Imperative
10Sep: Legacy story line begins
26Aug: First Protector story line begins
14-May: New Story
8Apr06: New story
1Apr06: Happy Fool's Day
31Mar06: Continuation of Tales of a Valkyrie
29Mar06: A brief diversion... Trina
03Mar06: More of Kara returns
20Feb06: More of Kara Returns
05Feb06: Continuation of Kara Returns
19-Dec-05 A new story line begins called Kara Returns.
17-Oct-05 A new story of mine in the Other Velorians story
arc called Blind
17-Oct-05 Brantley also has a new Other Velorians
story up, his called The
High Cruel Years, Part One. This is an elegant continuation and
finish to a story I'd earlier run out of gas on. Bravo to Brantley.
31Aug05: The most perfect Velorian ever... see Photo Gallery - or
direct link to Perfection
28Aug05: Rewrite of Alisa's Story
27Aug05: Continuation of Shore Leave.
13Aug05: A long delayed new story, this one self-contained and
24Apr05: Two new stories. A rewrite of an old classic, Evana's
Story, and a new story that takes place in the Other Velorians
27Mar05: Slow coming... but here. The next two
episodes of Tales of the Valkyries, Hana's story.
13Feb05: Finally... an update! Sorry for the
delay, but this three part novella about Valkyries is about 70% written,
and I figured it was save to post Part 1 of 3. Part 2 is only a week or
so away, and that will give you time to digest Part 1. Hopefully it will
wet your appetite for what's coming next.
04Dec04: Small update... just an email from Rich.
You'll get a kick out of it.
28Nov04: Lots of stories in the works... probably
a couple of hundred pages that I haven't published yet. Most of it in
parallel, which is why I haven't completed any of it. I took a couple of
days out of all that to do a short story for a writing contest. Relic
04Sep04: I've uploaded an illustrated document
called AU_History. This is a working,
living document that collects the wisdom, lore and history of the
characters and places of our stories.
Get a jolt out of life...!
15Aug04: Finally, an update. Corrididor is
finished. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
6Jun04: Three more chapters posted.
23May04: Two new stories.
06May04: Two more episodes of Earth 2050AD.
25Apr04: Overachieving again. Two new and involved chapters of
18Apr04: I know I promised one new chapter a week, but this week
I'm putting two up. Hope you don't mind.
13Apr04: Earth2050AD series starts
4Apr04: New AU3-style story posted.
1Mar04: Alternate HTML version of Shore Leave is up... much
smaller for those having trouble with large downloads
28Feb04: I'm hard at work on Episode Two of Shore Leave. It's
going to be a merging of McCloud's Daughters and Shore Leave, Episode
One. Hopefully with a surprise or two.
25Jan04: New story and pictures file uploaded
9Jan04: New story uploaded.
23Dec03: Major revision to Shore Leave.
08Dec03: Updated version of Alisa's Story is on the Writing page.
01Dec03: A new novella begins on the AUOW, part of Ordinary
Velorians. Also, check out the
Bright Empire for the
earlier portions of the saga. And soon, later stories.
22Nov03: New short story -- lots of cool illustrations.
09Nov03: New story up on Writing page. This one was fun. I'm also
part way through two other unique stories. One is part of Classic, the
21Sep03: I don't have the new AUOW chapters ready
yet, but I have uploaded a couple of short stories so you don't think
I'm dead or anything.
New logo, courtesy of Rapid Ray.
13Jul03: A second review of
Paix des Femmes, this one by Alternate Histories.
13Jul03: I've created a
Yahoo Group to
facilitate discusson of AU-Otherworlds writing,
ideas, futures and pictures.
10Jul03: A review of the first
chapters of Paix des Femmes by Brantley Thompson Elkins
31Oct: Joe's Bar - 2am
The 21st century rendition of the comic book Supergirl isn't sweetness
and spice like she was in the 20th century. She drinks, smokes pot, and
hangs out with older men until all hours. But she's still a good girl at
heart. This short story was stimulated by a piece of commissioned art
that the artist Rocinate made, and is featured in this story.
17Sep: Legacy - Amazon Imperative, Part One
What if Lois Lane and Clark Kent had a daughter? An alternate universe
26Aug: First Protector
The dramatic story of the very first Protector to ever leave the Hall of
14-May: First Blood
A story of the first encounter between Tset'lar and
8Apr06: Last Man
A short story set back in
the early days of the Companions, depicting Velorians before the concept
of the Enlightenment and Protectors were established in Velorian
1Apr06: Fools Day 2006
A short little fantasy for the day.
31Mar06: Hana's story, Part Four
Hana's story continues in Part Four as Rob and Bryn go
into Iran to try and find her daughter and husband. Lots of action as
Bryn proves what a real Valkyrie is capable of. Meanwhile, Hana,
spirited away to Germany and under the influence of the Diaboli is
induced into performing a heinous act of terrorism.
Since its been a year since I posted Part 3, and that
many of the story links to Part 4 actually come from Part 2, you may
need to reread these if you want to come up to speed. Or just read the
brief synopsis at the front of Part 4 if you still remember this series.
Here are the links to the earlier parts:
29Mar06: For the love of Trina
Not everyone thinks Velorians wear white
hats and Arions wear black. War respects only death. Love is where you
find it. This short story is about love, death, good guys and bad, but
not necessarily in the usual order.
For the love of
For the love of
Returns, Book05 is available for download.
Based on negative feedback on PDF formats, I've gone back to PDF. An
HTML of Book04 is available on the Writing
Returns, Book04 is available for download.
Note I've changed to PDF format for those who require email copies.
Returns, Book03 is available for download. Story continues as
the plot thickens and we see Zyara in all her glory. She's not a nice
girl at all, despite the airs she puts on. (Some of you
might have read the first half of this in a pre-release copy, and if so,
then look halfway down for Chapter 19 and 20.)
19-Dec-05: Kara Returns - A Tribute with a Twist
What if the original Kara Zor-El of Krypton was revived from the dead
after twenty-one years, her body preserved all this time by hard vacuum,
absolute zero, the invigorating radiation of Sol and her natural
invulnerability? Now healed, the shattered parts of her body
regenerated, her only weakness is some mild memory loss as she returns
to the Earth of 2005, a world where Superman and other characters of the
DC Universe still live.
This is my retelling of an old tale, the story distinctly R-rated and
lavishly illustrated, but with my personal spin on the legend. I've
taken many, many liberties with Kryptonian history and DC Comics lore,
yet you will see many hooks into the stories I fondly remember from the
70' and 80's.
But that's what makes it fun for me, and hopefully for you.
Find all the chapters on the
17-Oct-05: In a story inspired by the Chronicles of Riddick,
pits Naomi Kim'Vallara, Velorian Ambassador to Reigel Five against an
escaped convict from a penal mining colony. Given that he's human and
she's a Velorian Matra, you'd think this would be an easy fight.
Instead, the story depicts one of the worst moments of her life. A time
when she could not save the humans in her charge from the most evil of
28Aug05: A rewrite of Alisa's Story
Alisa's Story - Introductions
HTML with pictures
Brantley and I have rewritten Alisa's Story to
match it up to Shore Leave, Episode Two - Primal War. This short story
forms the introduction to the pivotal character in the Other Velorian
continuum. I've also added some very HQ picts, one's you haven't seen
before, features Kristanna Loken as the model for Alisa.
Leave, Episode Two - Primal War
(HTML version -
550K bytes) - includes pictures
The story continues with some
fearsome battles between Durgin's Marines, their bodies augmented by the
latest in exoskeletons, as they face off against two Primes. We learn
more about Lara, and Alisa and Durgin undergo a true change of life.
13Aug05: I've published a new story called Scrumbles, part of the
Ordinary Velorians timeline and series. It's a self-contained story of
about 100 pages that details a particularly interesting phase in Ben
Ben Shaffer is simultaneously the luckiest, most frustrated and
down-on-his luck guy around. But luck changes. Sometimes dramatically.
Tales of the Golden
Planet - Scrumbles
24Apr05: While waiting for Part Four of Hana to be ready, I
decided to publish a couple of shorter works.
The first is totally new, Encounter at Westfold
(PDF). It's set in the OV continuum, but takes place a fair bit into
the future. I've also included an image
gallery that goes with it.
The second is an older story, one that Brantley reminded me of the other
day. I've revamped it and published as Evan'ya's
Story (PDF). There is also an image
gallery that goes with this as well.
long awaited continuation of Hana's story.
the Valkyries, Hana Part One
the Valkyries, Hana Part Two
the Valkyries, Hana Part Three
the Valkyries, Hana Part One is up and ready for your reading. You
can check out the Writing page for a brief
blurb or just jump into the link above. It's available only in PDF
format at this time.
04Dec04: All Supremis
Some jobs are more interesting than others.
A fan fiction story regarding Lara Croft,
written as part of a writing contest that dealt with 'ordinary' heroines
suddenly gaining unusual abilities and facing new challenges. In this
story, I've blended the Lara Croft heritage with a Kryptonian story
line. Kal El has married a Velorian Protector, and they have a teenage
daughter. His cousin Kara Zor-el also appears. Think of it as Lara
Croft meets Superman's family, but all told from an AU perspective.
Which means it has a bit of spice, and some great picts.
This is my first complete novella, and it's
distinctly differently than my other work, in that it has both a
beginning and an ending. Twenty-nine chapters in eight parts to make it
easier to read, and illustrated with my visioning of my characters as
This is the story of the most ordinary of Velorians, a
B-class maintenance technician working a dead-end job on Velor, a girl
who used to ride with a flitter-bike gang, outlaws who dealt drugs and
wandered aimlessly about Velor. But Vera has one unique talent, and
because of that she gets her big shot: a chance to go off-world. To
escape the gold field of Velor to repair the dying reactor on a distant
mining asteroid named Corrididor.
She arrives to
find that Corrididor is both her worst nightmare and her fondest dream.
Obstacles lie in her way, not the least an Arion who's intent on
destroying her and a reactor that threatens to go super-critical, but
the story ends with Vera finding that thing we are all searching
for: That one true place in the universe where we belong.
Fred and Lucia work together to take out some Arions, and
a new alliance is born of those desperate to escape Mandi. Admiral
Sadler has to accept the truth about Azriel... that she's not nearly as
human as he'd dreamed.
Eric makes the mistake of getting drunk with Andrea, and
gets more than he asked for in the bargain. Kitja makes a move, but the
object of her fancy turns out to be a big surprise.
Kitja decides to pay Kerry back for humiliating her, and
comes face to face with a Tset'lar in the process. When the dust
settles, she's not quite the girl she was before.
23May04: Feline Imperative
III: Kara finds out how kinky at Scalantran big shot can be;
Sharon takes the first step toward her marketing career; and the Betans
show off. Note: Setting is present time, about four
decades earlier than 2050AD storyline.
Earth2050AD, Part Eight. The
adventure continues, with Crystal and Fred finding themselves well off
the beaten track.
06May04: Things are really heating up as Kitja hits a patch of
relationship reality, and Mandi travels to the depths of space (and
almost doesn't return) to get a most unusual weapon. And Kara has to
knock off a bunch of Arions and then help avoid a hostile takeover at
her company. Lots more going on as well.
25Apr04: Mandi makes a powerful group inside the US Government an
offer they can't refuse. Then we are introduced to Kitja Best, Sharon's
daughter. Fred and Tami Walters, his friend from Omega, begun hunting
down Sharon so as to use to to go after Mandi. They find her in Boulder,
only to be trapped at her mountain home by a blizzard.
18Apr04: Two new chapters of Earth2050, both longer and more
detailed than the first one. Lots of pictures, some my own enhances,
others from the venerable Down&Out, whoever he is. I moved the 2050
story line to the top of the Writing page.
13Apr04: I've moved the old KaraZ story line to the year 2050,
and changed a few things around to make room for a new series. Some
retconning has been done, so don't get too weird if there are
inconsistencies from where Dani's Outing left off. The series is called
Earth - 2050AD. Extremes, posted last week, was an
exploratory piece for this series and will fit into a slot a few weeks
or months later than the series opener, which is now posted here.
4Apr04: I've written a new story named Extremes that is set back in
the AU3 era. It deals with the Banks family and Xara's (Dani's)
boyfriend Neil during a particularly pivotal moment in their evolving
relationship. Plenty of Arion action too, as Dani steps into her
mother's shoes and shows the Arions that she's more than ready to fight
for Earth, just like her mother. Look for it at the bottom of the
28Feb04: In preparation for Episode Two of Shore Leave, I've made
some updates in Episode One, including a lot of imagery of the
characters. It's a big PDF though.