Year of the Dog

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “I’m gonna feed you to the dogs,” said Fred Greenway brandishing a cleaver. He brought it down and cut into the young punk’s thigh. Doctor Gus flinched even though he’d seen this a hundred times. Having taken a Lava pill, his brain perceived the high-def images on … Continue reading Year of the Dog

Scumhackers

An excerpt from the book “The Blood Ring.” “Did ya reset that last pango before you sold it to the girl?” asked Martin while urinating, standing upright behind a mound of garbage. She finished, pulled up her pants and strolled over to where Rico sat. Rico surveyed the lane way situated adjacent to the B … Continue reading Scumhackers

Offshore

This flash fiction piece took out the inaugural Punk Out: Wattpunk Contests and Prompt challenge. When the electrical generator housing got crushed, the power ceased, killing the lights and the offshore installation manager’s hope of sending a warning out to the other drilling platforms. “There’s a satellite phone in my quarters,” said Owen Browne, the … Continue reading Offshore

Dendro Token

The official voucher system for the novel “The Blood Ring”. Dendro (DEN) is an Ethereum-based token issued by the author of “The Blood Ring.” Holders of the token are entitled to trade the Dendro for any official content or content-related product offered by Bill Kandiliotis. These tokens can be used as vouchers to access the following … Continue reading Dendro Token

Yellowcop is everywhere.

It can see and hear everything. It can track where you are in the physical world and what you do in the virtual one. This panoptic surveillance network is legal and built into in every electronic device, gadget or machine that comes off the factory floor, from robot trashcans to autonomous smartcars. Anonymity is officially … Continue reading Yellowcop is everywhere.

Sub-Level

Narkvosu just wanted to survive. At least long enough to complete his quest. He cared little about the tunnel war raging beneath his sub-level. He cared less about his home city. Alone, he explored the last obstacle to his journey, an ancient cavern carved out long ago. Concrete and steel now dust. Bedrock exposed. Nothing … Continue reading Sub-Level

Dead Drop Society

Mateus Fiel knew of the fierce territorialism between rival scanbob gangs in the area. He chose to ignore it, the score proving too lucrative to pass up. Venturing outside of his home exurb constituted a risk. Many did so to engage in leisure activities, many more did so for business opportunities. Mateus did it for … Continue reading Dead Drop Society

Flash Gordon Saves the Universe

When Flash Gordon was 'again' resurrected back  (thanks, Princess Aura for the first time) into pop culture by Seth MacFarlane in his film, Ted (2013), I was filled with bemusement and joy. Ever since that day, walking home from school and coming across the giant movie billboard, Mike Hodges's Flash Gordon has remained doggedly on my top … Continue reading Flash Gordon Saves the Universe

Ice Hangar

This short story won 1st prize on TheNextBigWriter → Locked Door Contest The ephemeris data seemed healthy enough. The storm, on the other hand, ripping across space from the comet’s horizon, appeared hazardous. Transiting through the comet’s coma the shuttle vibrated slightly. Carl Reagle knew the outgassing from the bright-side lacked enough violence to cause … Continue reading Ice Hangar