We live in a great world. I wouldn't think that a controversial statement, indeed, you yourself might not think it one. After all, in the great span of human history, we're arguably living in the best time to be alive. Wars are less frequent and far smaller, many diseases can be beaten before you even … Continue reading Are you Superman or Batman?
Short story: Operation Ages or The Great Man’s War
I stood there as they lowered my grandfather into his grave. My mother cried while Dad held her. The blasts of both the rifles and the trumpet signaled the farewell of a friend. Me? I just stood there. I knew I would see him again. Call me a nice Jewish boy, but I knew I … Continue reading Short story: Operation Ages or The Great Man’s War
Prompt Response: No different
This story came from a writing prompt on the subreddit r/writingprompts. The prompt was as follows: “Several hundred years in the future, Humanity is nearing extinction. Animals like Dolphins, Dogs, and Elephants have evolved to human-level intelligence. Debates rage over weather humans should be preserved." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ "Absolutely not!" the … Continue reading Prompt Response: No different
Prompt response: A hero’s death
This story came from a writing prompt on the subreddit r/writingprompts. The prompt was as follows: "You are a good Christian man who has lived their entire life with God as their leader. After stopping a gunmen from shooting up a market and dying for your trouble, you wake up in the realm of Valhalla." … Continue reading Prompt response: A hero’s death
Prompt Response: The Test of Truth
This story came from a writing prompt on the subreddit r/writingprompts. The prompt was as follows: "You have always been a devout Christian, and, after you die, as you open your eyes expecting heaven, you are met by Anubis’ cold stare." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Aharon Essam's heart froze. Or at least … Continue reading Prompt Response: The Test of Truth
Prompt Response: Reconciliation
This story came from a writing prompt on the subreddit r/writingprompts. The prompt was as follows: "You are chosen as the avatar of a Pagan god, able to transform into a being of immense power. One problem: You're a devout Christian." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Father forgive me, for I have sinned,” Zachariah … Continue reading Prompt Response: Reconciliation
Red Dead Resurrection
He came to in a bed. Which he could say was not what he was expecting for whatever came after. Not that he had much notion as to what came after to have expectations. It was fancy though. Plain white room, good bed. Probably the kind of conditions they kept poor Abigail in. The thought … Continue reading Red Dead Resurrection
I don’t like the X-Men, because I love my parents.
Pictured: A surrogate family of students and their cool college professor. My history as a Marvel comics fan was similar to most who grew up in the nineties I imagine. I was vaguely aware of characters such as Spider-Man but only really became interested enough to dig deeper into the comics and extra lore when … Continue reading I don’t like the X-Men, because I love my parents.
Fallout: An American Fantasy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ye84Zrqndo How about that huh? This actually makes it a perfect time to talk about something I've been meaning to express for awhile now. While Fallout itself is most certainly a science fiction series, it bears many connections with traditional fantasy and indeed mythology only presented in a uniquely American way. It goes beyond the mere … Continue reading Fallout: An American Fantasy
Captain America is still a patriot.
You can take the Captain out of America, but you can't take America out of the Captain. During the lead up to Avengers: Infinity War, I read and heard a reoccurring idea among review pundits. While I had no problem with most of their analysis, in fact, many of them did really in-depth explorations of the character … Continue reading Captain America is still a patriot.