Fiction, Orphans of the Sky, Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction

Orphans of the Sky

I haven’t come across any other reviews or analyses that have mentioned this connection, but I will be bold and say that Robert A. Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky is a literary cousin to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Orphans, the first part of which is included in Heinlein’s Future History timeline. Takes the reader… Continue reading Orphans of the Sky

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Mary Elliott

This is a short story I wrote back around 2000. I wrote it quickly, in 2-3 days, and that definitely shows in its quality. It's not a great story, but its writing was mostly done as an exercise in composing an epistolary story, one told exclusively through newspaper articles, journal entries, letters, etc. This is… Continue reading Mary Elliott

Fiction, Spirit Black

Spirit Black (Part I, First Draft Excerpt)

Part I: An Awakening The Damaged I was known then as Jason Brandon Noone. In my young, formative years, I lived in a small Colorado town in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Millers Gap was nestled in a wide valley accessible by a single, ill-maintained two-lane blacktop road known as Resurrection Highway (that… Continue reading Spirit Black (Part I, First Draft Excerpt)