Author Archives: Gene Stewart

About Gene Stewart

Born 7 Feb 1958
Altoona, PA, USA
Married 1980
Three sons, grown
Have lived in Japan, Germany, all over US
Currently in Nebraska
I write, paint, play guitar
Read widely
Wide taste in music, movies
Wide range of interests
Hate god yap
Humanist, Rationalist, Fortean
Love the eerie

pp 159, 160 of Fair Copy, The Official Version by Gene Stewart, excerpt:

…She’d tumbled to confusion.  Tracing welts and scars back to bright edges and shiny slices of fear made her clench.  She skittered awn from such memories the way like repelled like in magnets. “I never wanted anything enough to go … Continue reading

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Snow Cry Tarot by Gene Stewart

  A graffito cartoon of a man with a shovel over his shoulder walking a T-Rex on a leash caught Lesser’s attention as he strolled through a district of gentrified brick factories and warehouses near the Missouri river. The Tyrannosaurus … Continue reading

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Lovecraft at the Beach by Gene Stewart

Oliver Hollis Howich, archaeologist Trevin Moore Auster, crank preacher Janet Hampton (Howich), student Olive Jane Howich, illustrator, artist # Howich squatted between the door jambs picking at the rotten wood saddle, on the threshold. How many people had trodden on … Continue reading

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Cemetery Stroll, a tale of espionage & love; first draft, opening

“Cemetery Stroll” by Gene Stewart Stained stone angels guarded their walk from other people’s beliefs. They held hands at times or paused to kiss. Their talk came pinesap slow and honeycomb sweet. Sere leaves swirled at their feet in happy-puppy … Continue reading

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A Call For Enhanced Optimism

We all read Flowers For Algernon in school.  Daniel Keyes’s story of a man and his beloved mouse enhanced to genius, then reduced by the same drug to a descent into imbecility, is pathetic, horrific, and emotional.  It makes an … Continue reading

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Writers Write

Graham Greene wrote 1500 words a day, each morning, then played the rest of the day. Wrote them in a leather journal using a fountain pen.   Hemingway squeezed out words by the tens and hundreds, using a pencil in … Continue reading

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Cixin Liu, (The Three-Body Problem and other novels), caused racist controversy among the alt-right sick puppies — they refer to themselves as sad but the are sick fucks — who proceeded to ruin the Hugo Awards by gaming the voting … Continue reading

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Another Day at the Vatican

“Another Day at the Vatican” by Gene Stewart She approached him as he stood gazing at one of the fountains in a smaller piazza off the main tourist route.  He’d gone exploring, as he often did.  This statue of a … Continue reading

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Seamless, Invisible

“Seamless, Invisible” by Gene Stewart Serious men sat around a conference table. They all wore the uniform of power, a business suit. All were over 40, most over 50. A couple had surpassed 70 years but looked 30 years younger. … Continue reading

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“Good Enough For Police Work” as by Art Wester

  “Good Enough For Police Work” as by Art Wester A woman walked into a chaotic police squad room late in the afternoon.  She stood waiting until someone, it happened to be a homicide detective, noticed her.  She was then … Continue reading

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