Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

There are only so many ways to make a living after the apocalypse, and most of them aren’t exactly suitable for a middle-aged woman who’s spent her life working behind a desk. So Allie found herself getting inventive, she didn’t want to go back to working in customer service and pandering to people. To avoid … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Information is Power

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Tales from the Wasteland: Treasure and Stuff

This was not turning out to be a good day for Rod and his crew, they’d been trekking across the wasteland for five days now and had hardly anything to show for it. They had enough supplies for a few more days travel but they’d need to turn back soon or they’d never make it … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Treasure and Stuff

Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

*Plantigrade: walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears. Echo found it strange that the Narripsans didn’t walk plantigrade, as she did. Yet they had designed her to walk as such and yet also created her in their image. When she encountered her first human she was delighted by the fact … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Plantigrade

Tales from the Wasteland: Big Game Hunting

A/N: So for those following my FB page you may have noticed the last few months I've been doing Thursday Character Insights. To expand on that, in anticipation of getting Customerpocalypse released as an e-book I'll be putting up short story spin-offs for the characters of Customerpocalypse every Thursday of this month. Without further ado, I bring … Continue reading Tales from the Wasteland: Big Game Hunting

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache

Prompt: Constant Headache Word Limit: 150 words The drilling had been going on for three months now, three very long months. Ever since it had started Aaron had been dealing with constant headaches. It was only meant to take a couple of weeks, the massive drill would pierce the fossil coverage and then miners would … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Constant Headache

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Muted Celebration

Prompt: Muted Celebration Word Limit: 159 words The Eronian embassy gala was a bit of a muted celebration, considering the local population of Venus had gone into hibernation. Chefs has been shuttled in from Mars and ice statues made from specially imported Mercurian ice, yet the food was left to rot and the ice slowly … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Muted Celebration

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Missing Star

A/N: Terribly sorry this is late, it is Thursday here but it's still Wednesday in parts of the Northern Hemisphere so let's just pretend this is on time. If you'd like to check out Tim's work it can be found here. And the reason for my frazzled mind this month (my Kindle Scout Campaign) can … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Missing Star

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Empty Sky

A/N: Don't forget to check out Tim's work if you have time. Prompt: Empty Sky Word Limit: 100 Words “How are you meant to tell it’s a simulation?” Kenneth asked as the virtual reality helmet was lowered onto his head. “The sky will be empty.” Dr Ishi flatly replied, fiddling with some knobs on the … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Empty Sky

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Alien Wedding

Prompt: Alien Wedding Word Limit: 183 Words “We are virtually communing here today, to celebrate the union of Askar and Nemar! *krrk, krrk*” The holo-monitors around the room resound with an appreciative throat clicking noise, as well as some more human whoops, cheers and clapping. “*Click, click, krr, krrk, trrk*” “What’s he saying?” Commander Dawson … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Alien Wedding

Wednesday Prompt Smash: Marketplace

Prompt: Marketplace Word Limit: 200 words “Why, of all the places in the galaxy, are we visiting the Sarukesh Marketplace?” Tinny could feel the deceit and unrest, just looking out the craft window. “Because, Tinny, we have illegal merchandise. And, the only place to get rid of said merchandise without the Galactic Police Force catching … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Marketplace