Observations of The Urban Spaceman

"Excuse me, Madam President, but it's time." At Naomi's whispered prompt, the world's first female president tucked the well-creased piece of paper bearing her own handwriting into her breast pocket and squared...

The road snakes out before me, a sinuous ribbon of grey slicing the fields of golden flowers neatly in two. An azure sky rules over them, replete with fluffy white clouds....

Elise dragged her chair to the window and turned her gaze to the sky. By the sickly glow of the dying streetlight, she looked younger than her eight years, and when...

The sign appeared comically placed. "Come In, We're Open"—positioned right at the end of the pier, where the rotting white boards ended and the seemingly endless ocean began. To the casual...

Originally posted on Cap'n Five Seven Five:
By Cap’n Five Seven Five (the HighKu Guru) phones in our pockets sweatshop blood on our fingers Siri, don’t you care?

When a man loves something with all his heart, he lives it, and it consumes him.

Originally posted on Humble Swagger:
The young inventor sat with the device in his lap, lost in deep contemplation.  A single burst and the tree had disintegrated.  He stared...

Emperor Kral held out one of his four hands towards she-who-would-one-day-be-Empress, his most beloved child and only daughter, Princess Kiani. The Princess, resplendent in her marriage gown, watched him coolly in...

The aspen watched from a distance as the sharp teeth of a chainsaw cut cruelly into the weathered bark of the old sycamore.

It started with a wall. "This will be a great wall. A necessary wall. A wall of democracy to keep out Those We Don't Like."