Thursday, September 12, 2013

Celebrating the Birth . . . Robert T. Jeschonek

Robert T. Jeschonek (born 12 September 1965)
      Jeschonek is an "award-winning writer whose fiction, essays, articles, comic books, and podcasts have been published around the world. He writes fiction in a wide range of genres, including fantasy, humor, literary, mystery, science fiction, and super-heroes." - Wikipedia.  Fortunately for us, several of his stories are freely available (Most in audio format)

 • At Darker Matter: "Zinzi-zinzi-zinzic" Science Fiction.
       "Singing to myself, I dominate the shadow of Earth's president, subdue it to my will with hardly any effort. The man himself would be embarrassed if he knew how weak his shadow was."

Audio Fiction
At Drabblecast:
• "A Matter of Size" Superhero.
     "We’re marked men….” Dust Mite’s voice trembles. He tugs at the hood of his pale gray body suit. “Every costumed avenger with the power to shrink…"

• "Something Borrowed, Something Doomed"
      "While the rest a’ the country had turned away from the biorevolution, we Best Virginians had become magicians. We had learned how to use the tiniest creatures to change the world in the biggest, most beautiful ways…"
At Escape Pod:
• "The Love Quest of Smidgen the Snack Cake" Science Fiction.
       "For her entire adolescent and adult life up until three weeks ago, Lynda had been the queen of junk food. Aside from the briefest blips of non-junk spending due to occasional failed diets, she had purchased only the most fattening, high-cholesterol, chemical-soaked foods available from grocery stores, restaurants, vending machines, and mail order websites."

• "Playing Doctor" Science Fiction.
     "The problem with having a crush on your mad scientist boss is, every day she doesn’t see how wonderful you really are seems like the end of the world."
At PodCastle:
• "The Bear in the Cable-Knit Sweater" Fantasy.
      "How’d you like to go through life looking like a werewolf, right down to the hair on your palms?  All thanks to the miracle of hypertrichosis, the disease that blasts hair growth into perpetual overdrive."

• "Fear of Rain" Fantasy.
      "Maybe you’d see him bang his fork on the plate a second time, and you’d hear the thunder, louder than before, but you wouldn’t connect the two. You wouldn’t realize that he’d made it happen. You wouldn’t know what he was about to do next."

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