“I See You” (6k)

For some, nightmares are cause for distress; for me, they’re a cause for celebration. I don’t know how many of my stories started out as nightmares, which I quickly jotted down on a notepadĀ upon waking, but this story is definitely one of them. To tell you about it would be to give away one of the creepier moments so I’ll just say that Mary’s experience, just one of which you’re about to read, comes directly from one of my more disturbing subconscious creations. And what better time for such a story than in the weeks approaching Halloween?

-DT

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“Hero” (5.6k)

What makes someone a hero? What keeps them from becoming a villain?

These were the two questions on my mind while writing “Hero,” a short sci-fi story about a brutal, futuristic battle in which soldiers come in a variety of shapes and sizes: hardened veteran fighters, elite super-heroic units, and expendable child-soldiers grown in a lab. The question I have for you while reading this is two-fold: Who do you see being the true hero of this story, and who is the real villain? – DT

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“The Moribund Maiden” (16.8k)

If you like steam-punk, turn-of-the-20th-century era history, bloody horror, and/or detective stories, there’s something in this tale for you. If you like stories crafted in the vein of Frankenstein’s monster, atypical vampire tales, mad scientists, and serial killers, there’s something here for you as well. Cast in the mold of a penny dreadful, “The Moribund Maiden” could very well be a true tale that was never told, the details of which were lost to the ravages of time and tide … until now. – DT

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“Winder” (3.2k)

Pulled from the darker side of sci-fi, “Winder” (pronounced like the “winding” of a watch) is one of many of my short stories that exist in a shared universe. This future-set tale finds the technologies of 3D printing and bio-mechanics working in concert to create replacement body parts (and possibly even whole bodies…) atom by atom, molecule by synthesized molecule. But what can be built can also be broken down… – DT

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