G. F. Brynn is a self-taught writer & illustrator whose sci-fi stories weave a rich blend of youthful adventurism with ancient myth-fantasy. The characters move in a world in which the divide between dream and reality is thinly shaded.
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 13 (Part 2)
Books 1 & 2 (to date) can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations Chapter 13 (Part 2) - The Alien Remnant... Doctor Jessica Bradshaw worked late at her lab that night, but when she finally left for home, she felt none of the usual heavy fatigue that a day of hard work at the hospital brought. There was a tingle, an excitement which mystery will always bring into a person's life once it is found out.
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 13
Books 1 & 2 (to date) can be read at: Deep Sky Stories Chapter 13 - Revelations From The Map Jim Cash and Elliot Jansen walked the few paces up the gravel driveway to the front door of Wallace Chater's home in thoughtful silence. What their next steps were to be after they confirmed their suspicions was not yet clear but then, most ventures where lives are concerned are not without uncertainty. Knowing Alex's Faraway's age had been accomplished instantly via the Delta Courthouse internet registry which showed Alex's date of birth to be only twelve years before. It had then been just as simple a matter for Jim to do another online search of the staff members in the registries of the three elementary schools in Delta-Town. Sure enough, after only the second school, the name Wallace Chater appeared on the secure webpage displayed on Jim's in-car computer. These two minor investigations had been accomplished while enroute to have their cup of coffee at Rosie's Diner.
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 12 (Pt.5)
Ebooks 1 and 2 (to date) can be read at: Deep Sky Stories Chapter 12 (Part 5) - Speaking to a Ghost He took a deep breath and shut his eyes in anticipation of the cold splash of water, but what happened next shocked Alex more than if the pool had been ice-cold. There was no splash; in fact, there was no water at all. Instead Alex felt a twisting, turning force pushing and buffeting him about as though he was a leaf on the wind. It seemed like he was falling yet it was hard to tell whether he was falling down or falling up. Soon, however, an equilibrium was reached where the forces acting on him were doing so in equal measure. Alex at last felt a calm, slow, floating feeling. Still holding his breath, he chanced a peek at his new surroundings.
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 12 (Part 4)
Chapter 12 (Part 4) - The Menace Found... Alex trudged through the darkness, deep in thought, musing about his two wayward mechanical companions. He had never considered Legs or Big Ben his friends—at least not in the human sense—and yet... he still cared for and worried about them. Alex sighed and shook his head at the paradox and drew his collar up to ward off the chill night breeze. Hopefully the two oddly-behaving robots hadn't travelled very far, and his walk would be a short one. That old Ben was alive again was a miracle, but that he took off under his own power to do God knows what was an absolutely fascinating mystery that Alex had to find an answer to. The wind blew more sharply against his face as the boy picked his way through the shadows—the weak beam of his flashlight a mere candle flame beneath the over-arching night-world. The path the two robots made was deep and still fresh in the dry dirt, and so Alex followed. Wending this way and that, crookedly among the piles of scrap, the robots' tracks seemed to be headed toward a now-familiar area of the scrapyard:
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 12 (Pt.3)
Chapter 12 (Part 3): Finders Keepers and a Simple Plan The little snub-nosed electric taxi pulled up in front of the Faraways' house half an hour later and Alex hopped out as soon as the robot car popped its window open and raised the two passenger seats high enough for them to climb out. After wishing the two of them a good night, and waiting an appropriate amount of time for them to enter their house, the polite little car sped away into the night to take another call. Dinner was a simple meal of potatoes, rice, and peas, with a surprise apple pie dessert from Rosie's. Elizabeth was still feeling very tired from the over-night stay at the hospital, but Alex was fidgety and very impatient. You've had a nice restful stay at the hospital, I see, Elizabeth thought, ruefully. Washing the dishes was a rather noisy event with Alex jumping from one foot to the other with youthful impatience, then all but snatching each plate from her hand as she handed it to him. Clatter. Crash. Clatter, crashed each dish as he gave them a quick wipe then tossed them carelessly here and there into whichever free space he could find.
Alex The Inventor - Ch.12
Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & IllustrationsChapter 12 (Part 1)—Elliot and Cash (and Parallax)Half an hour later, big Jim Cash sat across from Old Elliot in the interview room of the Delta Police Department. Jim Cash was old fashioned, very old fashioned.
Alex The Inventor Bk.2 - Ch.11 (Pt.3)
Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & IllustrationsNot very far away, Sergeant Jim Cash slowly drove his police cruiser down the quiet dusty country lanes. Good ol' sleepy Delta-Town was just fine with him. So calm...so predictable... so... (blip-blip).
Read it Like a Book at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations Chapter 1) Black Death **********Darkness enveloped him completely. The darkness so close all around would have felt smothering but for the sound of his breaths in that very deep place. Ryan’s heart beat a steady, frantic beat in his throat even while he did his best to remain calm.
Alex the Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt. 2)
Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations Chapter 11 (Part 2) - In Deep Trouble Sunday passed slowly for Dart the Dragonfly, lying as still as death at the bottom of the slowly sinking cargo trailer. Where was everybody, he wondered with a quizzical twist of his soccer-ball head. Night fell and still no one came. Could they have forgotten about him? With power loss now approaching a grave threshold, the Guardian reasoned that his situation was now grim. Therefore, Dart followed logical survival protocols and stepped down the rest of his dwindling resources to the bare minimum. The flashing circuits within his delicate brain unit dimmed down to a faint gaslight flicker so that only the core of his cerebral remained active. The weak emergency beacon continued pinging, but only barely so. The Dragonfly clung to existence by a thin thread and lay as stiff and still as the smaller cadavers all around him. Just before sinking into the coma-like power-saver mode though, Dart sensed something ominous happening around him. Was that only the soft breeze sighing through the mouth of the cold metal cave he was trapped in... or did it sound more like a faint, dry chuckle of satisfaction? Was there a rustling of dry autumn leaves near the cave mouth, or did something else begin to move musty, clicking little legs? Slowly. Delicately. The trap had been sprung well. The already narrow tunnel back to his world constricted further down toward nothingness and cold shadows closed closer round the snared Dragonfly, seeking to smoother him forever.
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt.1)
Chapters 1 - 10 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations Chapter 11 (Part 1) - The Enemy Gathers Casting back to the previous day of that fateful weekend, as Dr. Kirstt was arriving at Alex's quiet town, not far away, another nightmare creature peered around the sharp corner from its world into Alex's as well. The Weaver Spider from beyond our sky slowly unfolded its one large Cyclops eye.