alexdraven: Negative image of a raven in flight with the text Alex Draven (Reverse Raven)
( Sep. 11th, 2011 05:20 pm)
[personal profile] jjhunter issued a speculative fiction fest challenge, to write a short story describing an ordinary day in the life for an ordinary woman and her family coping with illness somewhen in the future. It's quite a specific set of prompts, but it sparked off with the song I was listening to, and turned into this, which I post as it stands, as a rough sketch.

(It's a stand alone, although it could be the same world as these snippets, not least because it's inspired by music from the same source - thank you Deathboy, for your music as both band and individual!

*****

First of March

"So, here we are - the first of March and the sun's shining." Kal tilted the camera towards the viewscreen behind her, and smiled. The automatic polarisation on Ella's bedside viewer abruptly killed the contrast, but she could still see the light burst bleaching out most of Kal's viewscreen. "We made orbit right on schedule." Kal returned the camera to dock, and the light levels settled back down again. "I love you, lady. Have a good day." Kal touched two fingers to her lips, and blew a kiss to the camera, and then the screen went dark.

"Love you, too," Ella whispered, and flopped back in the unmade bed, allowing herself the luxury of a minute or two's silence to feel herself missing her wife.Read more... ) so - what do you think?
alexdraven: (Cherries)
( Jan. 21st, 2008 12:12 am)
by Alex Draven.

Mack and Keir appear in the story 'Skin' in the first Men in Uniform anthology.

***

"You woke me up to bring me cake?" Mack took his hand away from his forehead, where it had been shading his eyes, and blinked up at Keir. The corner of Keir's mouth quirked.

"I bought you cake and caff, to your pod, early enough that we can enjoy it before you're due on shift."

"It's very early," Mack pointed out, redundantly.

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alexdraven: (Cherries)
( Jan. 21st, 2008 12:12 am)
by Alex Draven.

Mack and Keir appear in the story 'Skin' in the first Men in Uniform anthology.

***

"You woke me up to bring me cake?" Mack took his hand away from his forehead, where it had been shading his eyes, and blinked up at Keir. The corner of Keir's mouth quirked.

"I bought you cake and caff, to your pod, early enough that we can enjoy it before you're due on shift."

"It's very early," Mack pointed out, redundantly.

Read more... )
alexdraven: Negative image of a raven in flight with the text Alex Draven (Default)
( Jul. 13th, 2006 01:03 am)
Pimping with a different purpose ;)

Torquere Press published their anthology Men in Uniform today. I have a story in there as Alex Draven, which is my first published sci-fi story, and just look at the company it's keeping!

Men in Uniform - there are other formats avaliable, but I'm linking here so you can see the various story snipets, so you can try before you buy.

Also : many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ms_mana who had a hand in making Skin a better story than it would otherwise be.

I'll leave you with a moment from Skin.

taster this way )
alexdraven: Negative image of a raven in flight with the text Alex Draven (Default)
( Jul. 13th, 2006 01:03 am)
Pimping with a different purpose ;)

Torquere Press published their anthology Men in Uniform today. I have a story in there as Alex Draven, which is my first published sci-fi story, and just look at the company it's keeping!

Men in Uniform - there are other formats avaliable, but I'm linking here so you can see the various story snipets, so you can try before you buy.

Also : many many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ms_mana who had a hand in making Skin a better story than it would otherwise be.

I'll leave you with a moment from Skin.

taster this way )
[livejournal.com profile] foreverdirt wanted something more set in the same world as this ficlet, and [livejournal.com profile] scarletshivers wanted a ficlet for this icon.


This is what they got. )
[livejournal.com profile] foreverdirt wanted something more set in the same world as this ficlet, and [livejournal.com profile] scarletshivers wanted a ficlet for this icon.


This is what they got. )
alexdraven: (General writing)
( Mar. 16th, 2004 04:28 pm)
For [livejournal.com profile] painispretty who wanted a ficlet inspired by this icon.



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And there's a soundtrack for this one - the sample at the begining of it was buzzing around in the back of my brain as I wrote, and now I'm actually listening to it parts of the lyrics click as well, so Scott Deathboy - ToySeven
alexdraven: (General writing)
( Mar. 16th, 2004 04:28 pm)
For [livejournal.com profile] painispretty who wanted a ficlet inspired by this icon.



Read more... )

And there's a soundtrack for this one - the sample at the begining of it was buzzing around in the back of my brain as I wrote, and now I'm actually listening to it parts of the lyrics click as well, so Scott Deathboy - ToySeven
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