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Friday, June 22, 2018

F³ Passenger 12D


            I waited in line to board. They took the usuals, first, elderly or others needing assistance, then families to get situated with their equipment and kids, first class and business people, then the rest of us, herded through the jetway like cattle to market. I didn’t like the analogy, but we trundled along in just that way.

Monday, June 18, 2018

M³ Home Is Where The Heart Is


            Perseus, as I have said before kind of gets a bad rap. As the gadget guy of the Ancient world, he sometimes doesn’t get respect. Also, there was that whole opportunistic purchasing of Andromeda thing. But! we have sorted that out and now realize the importance of Perseus’s actions regarding marrying Andromeda.
            But we have to now consider Perseus’s place in the overarching narrative of Greek mythology. I’m not talking about the foundation of his dynasty. That’s important, but ultimately predictable that other heroes would rise from his bloodline. No, we need to talk about women.

Friday, June 15, 2018

F³ Grav Dive


            The three of them huddled closely in the airlock, waiting for Ann’s countdown.
            Flynn said a silent prayer to the Celestials, first for his safety, second that he not embarrass himself by screaming or vomiting . . . like last time.

Monday, June 11, 2018

M³ Nuclear Disarmament


            While important, the whole episode with Andromeda has really been a sidequest. Perseus still hasn’t saved his mom from Polydectes. And, wouldn’t you know it, they don’t believe that a guy like Perseus could have possibly slain Medusa and taken her head. Therefore, “greeted by a storm of insults [Perseus] displayed the Gorgon’s head, averting his own gaze as he did so, and turned them all to stone.” Yeah, he went nuclear on them. It’s getting increasingly easier for Perseus to take the nuclear option.

Friday, June 8, 2018

F³ Mentorship


            “All right, Moron, let’s go!” I barked.
Instead of a nice afternoon with Natalie, I had to teach the new guy. He frowned at me as I stalked towards him.
“There’s no need for name calling. My name’s Richard.”

Monday, June 4, 2018

M³ Trouble with In-laws


            Remember that bit about Andromeda’s parents not allowing the marriage if Perseus didn’t negotiate first? Well, they even tried to break the bargain. In fact, they invited the guy they wanted Andromeda to marry, a man named Agenor. Andromeda’s parents even claimed that Perseus forced them into the agreement to marriage, despite Agenor having a prior claim.

Friday, June 1, 2018

F³ WIP It's Not about Drugs


            “You got an axe to grind?” I asked.
            Lindsey Reese leaned back in the chair, but she didn’t relax.
            “I always have an axe to grind: the truth.”