Category Archives: Fiction

Something for Shakespeare’s Birthday by Jeff Baker (April 23, 1564.)

People are celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday (probably April 23, 1864) in this strangest of years. Shakespeare himself lived in strange, dangerous times, so I think this is appropriate. My offering of fiction here is something of an alternate history, riffing on … Continue reading

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Progress Report, April 21-22, 2020 by Jeff Baker

Got started earlier in the evening (before midnight!) and plotted out and wrote up some of a story I’ve been meaning to do for about twenty years; I think I even have part of the beginning plotted out/written out in … Continue reading

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More Progress Reports, Jeff Baker, April 20, 2020.

The planned daily (or near-daily) writing progress report has good news tonight (or early this morning—I keep odd hours!) I finished this week’s Friday Flash Fics story, and it looks good! I also worked on the major story I started … Continue reading

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Finishing Stuff; a Progress Report by Jeff Baker, 4/19/20. (Note; I haven’t finished anything!)

April 19, 2020 I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t start any new story until I’d finished what I was working on. Largely, I’ve kept to that, except for a few starting paragraphs that I typed up … Continue reading

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When the Red, Red Robin…Friday Flash Fics by Jeff baker for April 17, 2020.

When the Red, Red Robin Goes Bob, Bob Bobbin’ Along By Jeff Baker “Okay, listen. I’m just glad there’s reception out here and this thing is charged. Yes, I told him to go take a flying leap. Then I told … Continue reading

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Along Comes a Steampunk Spider. April 2020’s Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker

Note: The prompts for the April Flash Fiction Draw Challenge (thanks Cait Gordon!) were a steampunk story involving a spider set at an apothecary. I send my thanks to Jan Grape for her input and suggestions which made the story … Continue reading

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Voyage Into Doubt: Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, April 11, 2020.

Wanderer’s Bay By Jeff Baker We’d traded our sloop in on something with an engine and had spent about a day fishing in the open sea. I guess that was my Stepdad’s idea of “bonding,” and it largely worked. Then … Continue reading

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Futuristic High-Rise for Friday Flash Fics, April 2, 2020, by Jeff Baker.

  Exeunt From A Silver High Rise: A Gentlewoman Steps Forward By Jeff Baker   Author’s Note: This week’s picture, a futuristic tower, made me think of a corporate high-rise and The Jetsons. And I’d been thinking of Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Short Stories from “Invisible Men,” (1960) edited by Basil Davenport. Reviewed by Jeff Baker (Part Four.)

Basil Davenport’s “Invisible Men.” (Part Four.) Sturgeon and O’Brien. By Jeff Baker A Topical Note: While I highly recommend this anthology, I would ask that you forgo buying it on Amazon, as their employees are currently (as of March 31, … Continue reading

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The Cat Came Back; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker for March 27, 2020.

The Cat Came Back By Jeff Baker   I’d never slept in a church before, especially not a deserted one, but it beat spending another night on the street. Anyway it was cold in the city and I didn’t want … Continue reading

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