Sins of the Son — a vignette by Torn MacAlester

A vignette by Torn MacAlester: Sins of the Son My sto­ries are arranged in a time­line of events.  See it here. It is the first sto­ry from the after­math of the Yel­low­stone erup­tion.  These are relat­ed events that take place in the same time­line as my nov­el, Thun­der Moon Tus­sle, it is avail­able on ama­zon in […]

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Apollo 14

Pho­to by Bri­an McGowan on Unsplash     Did you know that Apol­lo 14 land­ed at the planned land­ing site for Apol­lo 13? The place is called the Fra Mau­ro High­lands. The Apol­lo 14 lan­der, Antares, land­ed at Fra Mau­ro near the Cone crater. Part of the mis­sion required an EVA to the rim of […]

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Science and Technology in Morgan’s Road

Being a sci­en­tist and engi­neer, I enjoy adding as real­is­tic ele­ments as pos­si­ble to my sto­ries.  For exam­ple, I wrote this arti­cle to dis­cuss the sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy that I ref­er­enced in writ­ing the sto­ry Mor­gan’s Road. Sci­ence of Mor­gan’s Road. There are cer­tain­ly some spoil­ers in that arti­cle. If you haven’t read Mor­gan’s Road, […]

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Free Short Science Fiction Story by Torn MacAlester

free short science fiction story by Torn MacAlester: Morgan's Road

Free short sci­ence fic­tion sto­ry: Mor­gan’s Road by Torn MacAlester Mak­ing a liv­ing on the Moon is not for every­one, but Nel­son Carmike actu­al­ly pre­ferred the air­less basalt plains over Earth’s windy prairies. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, three years of Moon prospect­ing left him pen­ni­less, and with­out funds for sup­plies he was doomed to face a forced flight […]

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Morgan’s Road by Torn MacAlester

free short science fiction story by Torn MacAlester: Morgan's Road

My short sto­ry Mor­gan’s Road acts as a pre­quel to the remain­der of my cur­rent sto­ries includ­ing my nov­el Thun­der Moon Tus­sle.  I wrote the sto­ry itself to roman­ti­cize the actu­al sci­ence results from LCROSS.  You can see the sci­ence behind the sto­ry in arti­cle The Sci­ence of Torn MacAlester’s Mor­gan’s Road. The […]

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Vignette: Stranger

A vignette by Torn MacAlester.  Some­one look­ing for Nils stops by the Con­rad Sta­tion Bar for a drink. Read more about Nils Carmike in Thun­der Moon Tus­sle by Torn MacAlester, avail­able for free on Kin­dle Unlim­it­ed, also for sale for Kin­dle and paper­back at Amazon.com. Thun­der Moon Tus­sle by Torn MacAlester   Cov­er graph­ic by Shan­nan Albright […]

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Short fiction: Clash of Titans

Here is a new short fic­tion vignette by yours tru­ly. This scene involves two of the impor­tant char­ac­ters appear­ing in Thun­der Moon Tus­sle. This short fic­tion could be regard­ed as a pre­quel, but there are no spoil­ers. Enjoy!

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