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Chapter 4 Six miles west of Fort Davis, Fall 1881 Chief Victorio blew into his clenched hands, rubbed them together and held them toward the flames. Even with the roaring fire, he was freezing; the years of near-starvation, constant movement to escape the encroaching whites, and loss of hunting grounds had worn down Victorio’s physique […]


Chapter 3 “This is it? What, is it the economy model?” “No, smartass,” Nguyen answered with an eyeroll. “This is literally the highest tech that exists anywhere in the world. You and your boys will walk into it, and walk out the other side into 1881 West Texas. Specifically, you’ll walk out of the Sutler’s […]


Chapter 2  “Here, Hasibullah? You’re sure this is the place?” “Yes, this is it,” Hasibullah answered. “It’s the same place I met the Chinaman before.” A hundred freezing Taliban fighters huddled in the pitch-black woods beside a dirt road in the Tagab Valley, in northeastern Afghanistan’s Kapisa Province. Steam rose from the clusters they’d gathered […]


I’ve finally been inspired to write again. I recently visited Fort Davis, Texas, on a family vacation. The landscape reminded me of Afghanistan, and the combination of Afghanistan landscape with an old west army fort reminded me of a book I heard of in the 1980s: Remember the Alamo. Remember the Alamo was written by Kevin Randle […]


My response to current events and the state of our society. October 28th, 2046. A day I’ll never forget. It started just like any other day. I was at the station, watching President Ocortez on TV as she sentenced a criminal to death for denying that women experience erectile dysfunction, when the call came through. […]


[If you haven’t watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet, don’t read this.]  As it turns out, Star Wars: The Last Jedi wasn’t just a science fiction movie. In reality, it was a lesson about sexism that we men badly needed. Or something. According to those who find a misogynist under every rock, Poe Dameron’s […]


Shortly after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published this cover: The caption reads, “God exists! He drowned all the neo-nazis of Texas!” We should all know about Charlie Hebdo. The newspaper has a long history of attacking anyone they deem worthy, usually with crude and offensive cartoons. That wasn’t much of a problem until […]