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Fictional Work

Fictional Work

By Russ Linton
Danger, depth, and discovery. I'm an explorer of worlds - real and imaginary. A former government agent, philosopher, and forever explorer, I’m now a wandering author delving into worlds both real and imaginary.

If you’ve come looking for more of the same, well, that’s one thing I don’t do.

Most of all, I like to invite others along for these journeys. Hop aboard. No telling where we’ll go next…
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Grandpa in a Box
The Grandpa Protocol. Enough said. I think the text to speech robot really adds something special to this story. All the missed cues and flat emotions only enhances the experience. Enjoy! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://russlinton.com/2021/02/23/grandpa-in-a-box/
08:25
May 4, 2021
The Precarious Perch of Lookout County
This story first appeared on the Wily Writers' Podcast. It was one of my earlier stories to see publication and had the added bonus of being read by a voice actor for their podcast. The theme, Weird Western, wasn't a genre I'd ever explored much, but my fantasy/wild west mash up apparently met the editor's expectations. Happy to share it here again with the help of my robotic assistant... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://russlinton.com/2021/03/17/the-precarious-perch-of-lookout-county/
20:06
April 27, 2021
Anachronistic – Part Two
Here's the final part of "Anachronistic." For a short story, it does have a very open ending and I've been asked if I had plans to continue it. There are none at this moment, but, in some ways I am as I explore all the possible worlds we like to immerse ourselves in... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://russlinton.com/2013/11/14/anachronistic-part-two/
16:18
April 20, 2021
Anachronistic – Part One
This story was never shopped for publication and instead ended up on my website. You will notice some limitations of the text-to-speech in this story. Also, the character names are often preceded by the "at" symbol, which makes more sense visually than in audio. With those things in mind, here's the story... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://russlinton.com/2013/11/07/anachronistic-a-sci-fi-short-story/
06:39
April 13, 2021
Trickster
This was one of my earliest publications with another disappeared venue, Writer’s Haven. I haven't saved the best for last, more an indicator of how far I've come on this journey. This was a story inspired by a comment from my wife's grandfather. Brief, slightly mysterious, it goes for a slow revelation I have yet to master. And if you squint real close, you'll see Hurricane and Hound... This episode is also available as a blog post: http://russlinton.com/2021/04/08/trickster/
05:01
April 8, 2021