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The Echo of My Footsteps

Footstep after footstep,

The sound of my feet crunching against the sand echoes in my ears.

I power forward,

Lost in the upbeat rhythm of the music,

And the deep breathing.

The waves crash,

I keep moving.

Just a little running poetry to share with you on this fine December evening. I don’t get out to run on the beach as much as I’d like to in the colder weather, but I can dream!

In addition to my (amateur hour) poetry, I’m working on some story ideas. Here are a few that I am kicking around.

The story is about a computerized personality and a bigoted stylist. It takes place in a large nation on a storm-torn planet. The crux of the story involves a theft. The role of artificial intelligence in society plays a major role in the story.

This is a tale about man’s need for control. The story is about a zoologist who is in love with a computer programmer. It starts in a solar-system-spanning federation. Virtual reality addiction is a major part of the story.

This is a rags-to-riches story with a strong theme of the dangers of small-mindedness. The story is about a student with little money. It takes place in a small city on a fog-shrouded planet. Virtual reality addiction is a major part of the story.

The story is about a patronizing comic who is engaged to a trader. It starts in a village on a tropical planet. The story begins with a demotion and ends with temptation. The side effects of faster-than-light travel play a major role in the story.

The story is about a hunter who is constantly opposing a nurturing cab driver. It takes place in a dimensional warp. The story begins with a sport being played, climaxes with a slip of the tongue, and ends with a spiritual experience.

The story is about a politician who is obsessed with a terrorist. It takes place in a galaxy-spanning federation. The story begins with someone getting lost. The effects of extending lifespans is a major part of this story.

This is a gross-out comedy with an emphasis on madness. The story is about a physicist who has a mysterious admirer: a physicist. It starts in an orbital spaceport. The story begins with destruction, climaxes with a theft, and ends with a shopping trip. The question of when a machine becomes human is a major part of the story.

This is a killer-on-the-loose with an undercurrent about the frailty of human life. The story is about an unremarkable CEO, a first contact specialist, and a media technician who studies gamification and its impact on robot design. It takes place in a small nation on a volcanic planet. The critical element of the story is someone questioning authority.

This is a fish-out-of-water story. The story is about a posturing thief who is constantly opposing a persistent beggar. It takes place on a shadowy planet in a solar-system-spanning confederation. A major element of this story is technology being used by an elite few.

The story is about a disorganized surfer dude and an immature astrologer. It starts in a small nation on a fog-shrouded planet. The effects of extending lifespans is a major part of this story.