The Last Good Man in The Beaches- Chapter One- Little Girl Lost

The credits come up in the waves at the same time as the saxophone music starts blaring. I’m standing first person, looking at the cell phone in one hand, and the burning crumpled cigarette in the other. The virtual suit is amazing. Sure it feels a little weird having a skull cap on, but the worst part was the torso. …

The Last Good Man in The Beaches- Teaser: Lost in the Shallows

      She drifted on the waters as if part of the surf.       Face down.       Hands and arms spread white as feathers.       Her red gown was the one she wore when I last saw her. Her purse tilted on the sand as if anchoring her to the city. Even now, …

Trap Doors and Audio Wars

Last December, the Story Toolkit Podcast spoke lovingly about the incredible work of J. Michael Straczynski‘s Babylon 5 and the art of Long Form storytelling. For my money, Babylon 5 remains as one of the pinnacles of how a single writer can tell a novel over the medium of television. The show may be growing a little dated in many respects, but one …