Christmas in space

George spent most of his youth separate from the others, puzzling out math problems well above his age. When he studied astrophysics in college, he was only 12 years old, and he wasn’t even cute. The other students did not so much ignore him as not see him. He didn’t mind. He wanted to understand. … Continue reading Christmas in space

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The Cherophobe: Chapter 1

Originally posted as "The Lily", this is now the first chapter of my work in progress. I thought I'd share this week, since I'm not writing any new stories in November. Cherophobia: A morbid aversion to cheerfulness Avoidance of events that normally cause happiness — Mosby's Medical Dictionary   Arthur the Purple and Amber was … Continue reading The Cherophobe: Chapter 1

Grandma was an alien

The band of cousins had been rolling over each other and playing like puppies all afternoon. Now they were settling down, sprawled out on the furs that covered the floor, squealing as one occasionally stepped on another. “Grandma, how did you and Grandpa meet?” asked Marta, a newly minted teenager steeped in romance. The others … Continue reading Grandma was an alien