Posts in category stories

Jurak's Day: A New Short Story

Jurak's Day: A New Short Story

Jurak’s Day is a new short story about a Halihathrow investigator having an interesting day that quickly gets dangerous. I originally wrote some of it out in 2016 (?) and did some (?) work on it in 2017. Its premise was about a Halihathrow named Jurak having a weird day and having to unravel some conspiracy. I originally imagined it involving a time loop, somehow, but I was uncomfortable introducing that concept, so I wrote it as some weird stretch...

Short Story on The Beginning of Mechanicha

Short Story on The Beginning of Mechanicha

‘The Liberation’ is the other ‘past’ short story contained in the compilation file I talked about here. Its history is more complex than the End of the Second story, though.

Short Story on The End of the Second Generation Humans

Short Story on The End of the Second Generation Humans

Another new short story! But it is not new. I originally wrote this scene in ~2015 in a compilation file containing three (including this) random world event stories plus a chapter titled Malechak with no content…which was intended to basically be ‘To Steal a Race with a Race’. I recently decided I was going to try to wrap up as many of these random half-finished/sketch-like stories as I could before I started fully on book 11, so I with this...

To Steal a Race with a Race: A Short Story featuring Malechak

To Steal a Race with a Race: A Short Story featuring Malechak

New first person POV short story with no relation to any current plots! Read it here. It was fun to write in Malechak’s voice, once I found my groove with his clipped, technical way of going about things. Also interesting to write some action and dialogue in the first person perspective. Hope you all enjoy!

Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

‘Vashwva’ was a short story I wrote in 2014…and have revised now in 2020! Vashwva, as some of you know already, means inevitability and is a Diamondae Aspect. Vashwva, as a short story, is a story of chaos, inevitability, and the fall of the Diamondae. Archalex, a Diamondae, and Catasore have a conversation as the Diamondae are obliterated. It was originally written to explain Vashwva and Catas (chaos) so it was drier and more exposition based. The rewrite seeks to...

Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

It has been a long, long while since I’ve done a short story. It feels good! This one is called the ‘Sepulcher of Shadows’. You can read it here on the Spine of the Empire. It is related to the events of The Madness of Light, so heavy spoilers abound. It is specifically related to Lana Zfhi’s claim that even if they tried to create another Zfhi Avatar from the genetic material of the dead, they would fail. So, in...