I know I just made a blog post about a story concept of mine (plus an earlier one!), to the extent my posts on the subject might be longer than the actual story! Though we’ll see about that. I’ve been doing some more thinking, and … Continue readingChristmas in Americasia?
I’ve been doing some more brainstorming for the story concept I outlined in my post “A Slice of Life at the Dawn of the Space Age”. I had a bit of an inspiration: why can’t the reclusive landlord (who will have a pale ghostly pallor … Continue readingChristmas Night, Rocket Night, Magic Night
Every Christmas Eve it crosses my mind: the Christmas truce of 1914, the last, best hope for stopping the First World War; the last, best hope for saving Western, and by extension human, civilization from the Crisis of the 20th Century. What if the war … Continue readingThe Christmas Truce in my Alternate History
Lately I’ve been giving some thought to the ever-lovely story of “The Flying Dutchman”. The original legend of the ghost ship, doomed to sail the seas forever, is already cool enough, but the best version by far is Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” opera, which … Continue readingA Flying-Dutchman Christmas Tree Ship?