This is the "catch all" category for
stand alone SF stories that don't have links to other stories. Or,
more accurately, don't have other stories using the same background.
Be warned that stories can, and will, move out of this category into
others when other stories are written within the same background.
The other big question to ask is, "what do I consider
SF"? As compared to fantasy of course. My basic rule is that
the story must be scientifically possible, or at least plausible.
Of course this is a very personal statement. A lot of stories that
are otherwise "SF" stories I've classified as fantasy because they
involve things like "werecreatures" which I don't believe can actually
exist. The same criteria would apply to stories with psionics,
that involve ghosts and spirits, or that use "scientific" explanations
of things that I simply find impossible.
Of course, there are exceptions to this. "Star
Trek"* (by and large) contains a number of things that are pretty well
impossible. The Transporter. The Universal Translator.
Thus I classify it more as science-fantasy. However, due to
majority of belief, I've stuck my one Star Trek* story (What are Little
Girls Made Of) here, which simply proves that the category is not
In essence, it all boils down to my decision to break
stories into smaller subgroups rather than one list, and a decision not
to lump SF/F/H together in one category.
*"Star Trek" and all related items
(except for those related to Star Fleet Battles) are owned by Paramount
Pictures. I do not claim the copyright, or claim to own anything.
|A Bee or Not a Bee (May
||This should probably be considered fantasy, but because
of the way it's written I put it here. It's a short little piece
of fluff about mistaken identity -- or not.
|Action MUST be Taken!
(Jan 2006) (23k)
||A little bit of political satire (or is that silliness)
about societal concerns, the US problems being resolved, and other
|Breathing Exercises (Feb
||My entry in Raven's second "1000 Words" contest --
essentially write a story of at least 1000 words based on a provided
for the picture and more information. It ended up being tied for
6th place, but oh well. I had fun writing it. A young human
is born near the end of an interstellar journey and is raised and
trained to explore a new world. However, some lessons are harder
|Can I help you? (April 2007)
||Welcome to the gas station of the future! Here you
will be served, and possibly recruited.
|Christmas Dreams (Dec
||My seasonal story for Christmas 2004. Be warned,
it's not the happiest of stories.
|The Coyote and
Roadrunner Show (Nov 1999) (47k)
||A more realistic version of the famous Warner Brothers
cartoons. It's not what you expect though...
|Down the Rabbit Hole
(May 2002) (17k)
||Something completely different. Yes, the
environment is completely possible, though likely not ever feasible to
Fork in the
Road (July 2007)
||A stand alone SF novel currently being serialized in the
online ezine Anthro. Enjoy!
|Gifted (May 2007) (5k)
||Inspired by a picture I saw of a diver cleaning the
inside glass of an aquarium whilst somebody watched from the other side.
The rest of the story is a rationale to set it up.
|Home (July 2005) (6k)
||My first published work for money, paid for by the
online ezine AlienSkin
for their February issue. It was only $5, but $5 is $5!
|How did the
Ceolacanth REALLY Survive? (July 1999) (38k)
||It contains a possible (not that I really believe it,
but you never know) reason as to why the dinosaurs died, and as to why
the Ceolacanth's survived.
|The Power of
Sugggestion (Jan 2000) (15k)
||Again, not really SF in
the purest sense, but it feels as though it belongs here. Virtual
reality may do more than make you just think something is happening.
Reassignment - Case HM-474-353-793 (Mar 2006) (7k)
||What you get when you combine re-reading John Varley
along with political discussions of Capitalism vs Socialism vs Welfare
|Serving Freedom (April
||A utopian society ran by genetically enhanced humans
who's brains have been moved into vats to live and grow and guide
humanity with their superior wisdom. Right?
Sacrifice (Aug 2002) (48k)
||A man wakes up and finds that he's no longer human.
Slowly he finds out what he's become.
through the Aftermath (May 2006) (8k)
||After seeing too many mermaid pictures/photomorphs with
tepid happy expressions, I decided there had to be an explaination!
|What are Little
Girls Made Of? (Jan 2002) (7k)
||Dr. McCoy was right.
|You get what you
Wished For (June 2005) (11k)
||This is a little bit of "TF Porn" (a story pretty well
just about a physical TF) that I wrote based upon a picture by Eala
Dubh. The picture is at the top of the story.