Ember’s Heart #01

Could fire be cold? Ember wondered as she stared down at the snow-covered village in the valley below, tiny wooden houses glowing through the cracks and windows, hot smoke drifting up from their cold stone chimneys against the falling powder. From time to time a shadow would pass in front of one of the lights …

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Superpower Implications #1: Space Exploration

This post will not be about superheroes. I love them, truly, but I'm a sci fi man at heart and prefer some logic when I write about a world (FTL aside), something that many superheroes seem to flee from when finding sensible applications for their powers. Instead, this post will be about things that would be different in …

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AD 2400: Firedrake Redeemed Prelude (The Beginning)

“My kids want to be pirates. Why is that? They play games where they’re pirates and they go out and rob people. Do they know what I go to work every day to protect them from?” -Commodore Jung Yeong Sung, captain of the Oriental Stellar Republic dreadnought Shennong, to his executive officer. *** Firedrake Redeemed …

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Longing (A poem of Arturo Kusanagi)

The wind whispers sorrow. The Master weeps. My knife slips, unable to find the feast. How long, broken world? How long, wounded stars? How long will man strike man, and despise his sister’s hope? The weak cry out alone. Who shall hear? -Arturo Kusanagi, 2400 (Go to the PRELUDE for Firedrake Redeemed) (Go to the INDEX …

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