The Story Behind The Rage by Temujin Hu

The story began as an idea for a short script that would explore a philosophical question about murder. However, it changed quite a bit over the past ten years as I’ve played with the outline trying to find the best way to tell the story. I tried sci-fi and fantasy settings, and mostly I had…

The Story Behind Heroes & Lovers by Wayne Zurl

As with most of my stories, HEROES & LOVERS is based on actual incidents I investigated, supervised, or just knew a lot about and transplanted from New York to Prospect, Tennessee. In this case I composited three real-life incidents to construct one embellished piece of fiction. The sting operation to prosecute a crooked auto repairman…

The Story Behind Spectra by Joanne Elder

Often science fiction plots involve extraterrestrials carrying out ruthless experiments on humans. I loved the idea of switching it up and stirring in some deadly consequences for those immoral enough to exploit a newly discovered, peaceful and intelligent life form. In Spectra, one man’s life crumbles as he struggles to stop the genocide of newly…