A metaphor for your fandom

The sacred rites were complete, the new high priest had taken his oaths before the entire cult and now the leadership were alone discussing policy over bowls of wine in their sanctuary. “Thousands of plebeians attended the funeral of Maximus”, said the new high priest, Septimus. “That can only mean that someone in our order…

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The King’s torture

The following scene came to me under unusual circumstances. It might eventually be integrated into a larger story but this is all for now. Though shackled The Hero stood proud and resolute, ready for what ever The King was preparing. He had already been cut, burned and worse in his training. What difference was it…

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Science – Science Fiction cross promotion

What if science fiction writers joined science research teams? The writer would convert the knowledge, challenges and discoveries of his peers into stories that excite the public into donating to the institution. These stories could also be used to correct public misconceptions of scientists, their work and theories. The reasons that I want to see…

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Christchurch Snakes

The new trend amongst students in Christchurch was taking selfies with snakes. Nobody asked how the snakes came to New Zealand or why so many were comfortable with one sitting on their shoulders. As students graduated the snakes spread. Hospital departments competed over who had the largest constrictor, law firms adopted serpentine logos, public libraries…

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Songs or albums?

I suspect that there are two primary audiences of music. One is people who listen to short songs individually while the other is people who prefer a series of longer pieces such as a symphony or concept album. The first category is what dominates the folk, pop and rap charts while the second is dominant…

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