art

Future Works

The old age home looks the same as it has for the past twenty years. My parents wondered why we stuck them here so soon; “Seventy isn’t old!” they said. But they sure looked it. Flabby, gray, wrinkles everywhere. No muscle definition. Always wearing masks. “Have you seen the price of home care?” we told …

Future Works Read More »

Withering Touch

Withering Touch. 7th-level necromancy. Classes: cleric, sorcerer, warlock, wizard. Casting Time: 1 action. Range: touch. Components: Verbal, Somatic. Duration: instantaneous. You touch a creature and its flesh instantly putrefies, rots, and sloughs off, leaving it crippled. The target must succeed a Constitution saving throw or its Strength and Constitution scores are each reduced by 1d6. …

Withering Touch Read More »

The Cool Kids

“Hey you! Yeah, you reading this. I hate you. Everything about you. I hope you die. I hope your family dies. I hope that you and your family get sick, tortured, dismembered, and then die, after a long, slow, and excruciatingly painful process. I hope it gets televised. I will get the popcorn ready and …

The Cool Kids Read More »

Anti-Humanism, Part II: All Fiction is Message Fiction

Part I October 18, 2021 Update: I have been made aware by commenter Hardwicke Benthow that the quotations shared in the original version of this post are apocryphal at best, and outright fabrications at worst. Hardwick is a very credible individual, and independent research of my own (which I, alas, should have conducted before publishing) …

Anti-Humanism, Part II: All Fiction is Message Fiction Read More »