Last Will of the Cyclops

The funeral was small. Captain Sy “Cyclops” Petcher spent the end of his days at a dark corner table in the Triple Trout drinking discontinued ale the bartender had shipped in just for him. When the bar was closed in the mornings, Sy would sit outside the door in a chair engraved with “Cyclops” and … Continue reading Last Will of the Cyclops


In a forgotten corner of space, on the fringes of the Hawthorn nebula, mechanized creatures called Zarook moved in a rhythm, working to a melody and harmony tuned to the very core of their planet. For several centuries the Zarook had maintained the cultivation of this life force, keeping it exactly the same, exactly the … Continue reading X4-R

His Name Was Edgar Quimby

Lobotomy -- surgery that destroys the frontal lobe of the brain, leaving the patient catatonic Rothering -- translation from German - red herring Red Herring -- something that confuses or diverts attention from something else   Asylum, crazy house, funny farm, loony bin, nuthouse, he scribbled. “We don’t use the word nuthouse, Mr. Rothering.” Bobby … Continue reading His Name Was Edgar Quimby