Author: Kimberley

Spin, Weave, and Measure : Part 1

1999       “Make the call,” instructed Thorn. Her dark skin and jumpsuit blended perfectly with the shadows gathered around them. Only her close-cropped, white hair stood out. She sat down on the roof ledge to wait next to her associate,…

The Next Story : Spin, Weave, and Measure

Spin, Weave, and Measure is a modern fairy tale first published in Bad-Ass Faeries : It’s Elemental by Dark Quest Books in May 2014. I wrote about my (mis)adventures in preparing this story here. Gianes : They are female, solitary wood elves who…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 5

Amra followed Deol while Kaspinsky tried to talk to Donald. Once out of earshot, she asked, “Why did he lie about his service?” “Well, it’s complicated. He was assigned to Captain Bipen’s case when she developed amnesia. They fell in…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 4

Sita followed the children back to the gazebo. Her expression changed from gentle regard for her children to wary watchfulness of Deol and the others. She greeted them. “Beautiful day, isn’t it?” Deol studied her face. There were streaks of…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 3

The journey north on the hover train took less than three hours. Deol stared out the window at the blurred landscape as they traveled from tropical Manali to the alpine meadows of Pandukeshwar in the foothills of the Himalayas. Mercifully,…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 2

Three days later, Deol surveyed carnage of a different sort. She adjusted her face mask. The heat of the Tamil afternoon wasn’t helping with the smell of decay and blood. She stepped over a body as the United Nations observer…

Come Like a Tailor, Part 1

Push about, in and out, thimble them cleverly, Here’s to the King and Donald McGillivray. Captain Lakshmi Deol moved silently through the marshy jungle of Bangladesh. The steady rain did little to alleviate the heat. She made eye contact briefly…

Bioluminescent Lisp : The Chase

The latest installment of Bioluminescent Lisp is now available over at the Randome. I had so much fun writing this episode. I think Rhea Ewing (@finecomic) may have almost as much fun drawing it. http://randomecomics.com/2015/03/22/the-chase-february-challenge/#more-391

The next story : Come Like a Tailor

Come Like a Tailor is the first story I wrote in my far-futures world. It was first published in Defending the Future: No Man’s Land in May, 2011 by Dark Quest Books. You’ll see some of these characters making an appearance…

Brahma’s Missile – part 8

7 Bhadrapada, 1867, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha turned on the radio. “Hurry, Rama, Ambassador Ghandi will be delivering his speech soon.” Dayaram sat down on the divan next to her and handed her a cup of tea. “He will do…