Regular Romp is an interactive fiction activity over on our Twitch stream where I ask a regular a series of questions before turning their answers and a corruption of their username into a short story. Stop by twitch.tv/blainearcade if you’d like to participate.
(The adolescents and children held in the RVR facility have been there so long that their methods of communication have drifted away from the language practices of the world they were stolen from. At times it can be difficult to catch their meaning, given the preponderance of acronyms in their speech. This record provides helpful notes to clear up the issue.) Continue reading
Red raw hands, some with spots of black frostbite, rose toward the sky in exultation. The starved men and women of the Greedy Old Mop flooded out of the yellow smelly caverns of the Winchar Straits and into the melt crater Ice Master Shuckr had predicted. Continue reading
Enough Stock for Soup
Veer Keystonr could not see much of anything from his place at the bottom of the lifeboat. He could only trade information with the other bodiless members of the Calcitheater Rob had rescued. (Blaine’s Note: Veer is a skull we mentioned earlier, recognizable by the iron crown bonded to his head. He tutored Alast in arithmetic when he first joined the crew. In fleshed life he was a human ledger, and his memory for numbers seems to have only improved since then.) Continue reading
Fortune Underfoot is a science fiction adventure novel that explores the United States after an economic apocalypse. Inflation has run wild and nobody told the machines printing the money to stop; dollars fall like autumn leaves, coins form mountains, and credit cards line the riverbeds. Join one of the world’s last optimists as he journeys across a wasteland of wealth with his trusty coin shooting rifle and encounters strange civilizations, crazed machines, and some very angry bees.
My book is available as a paperback on Amazon, on Kindle devices, and as an inexpensive E-book.
Or if you’d like, you can first check out my other novel The Mad Seeder, available on this blog free of charge! (Not to mention the free short stories and novellas.)