[spawning ground of tomorrows' 3.5D screenplays]
sesquaterce - a
[half] part less than four: three-and-a-half
a sesquatercet is a three-and-a-half-uplet: time-and-space
three full dimensions of space, and a 'half' dimension of one-way
Plus, short short ditties
[silly, short story extras: fantasy, parody, repartee] and other stories,
I may sketch but not write, for national security reasons: even on the
internet the freedom of speech deserves special attention, and continual
culling and gleening.
AD 2100: The Grand Odyssey [5%
4//00] [science fiction] ... a short story I wrote ca. 1984 - and serendipitously
- rewrote and computer-composed ca. 1990 - a creative-writing exercise
repartee to a famous author's stories, wherein I answered the larger questions,
where are we, what's beyond, and the lesser questions, what are space-aliens:
raised by said author ... the story is layered: the outer story, 20 Billion
BC, relates the pre-big-bang to our cosmos, the main story itself, ca.
AD 2020-2100, suggests a development of connectivity with the cosmos in
the author's genre, an inner story related as a '2069' episode with Razeh
Savage and Lew Pranceler, who send their Jorel d'Eaux on a billion-dollar
visit to discover Retirement on Venus: Heaven or Hoax? The gruesome details
of leisure-science gone awry.
The Wriggly's: The Call to Pluto
[science fiction] ... before writing any of these stories, I shared one
over several months  with a family of small children I'd gotten to
know closely through Church-attendance friendship ... The Wriggly's, a
take-off on their last name suitably modified so as to be funny, fun, and
recognizable - they were 7, 5, 4 when we started - and including everyone
in their family - right down to the four wild kittens brought-in by the
tame mother cat, and named therefore, A, B, C, and D Wriggly, and Butterscotch-Cream
Wriggly - plus myself. The story begins on Earth where the President of
the United States has received a space-radio message purportedly from planet
Pluto, and has called upon a family of scientists, the Wriggly's, to go
investigate and welcome the caller, Muaka Nika Nu. The story is a fun imagineering
of practical space-things, space-windows to see in the dark, space markers
to find their way back, and look-alike robots the children could program
personally, and automated cat-feeders [very important] .... It gets fancier
as they search for the inventive Muaka Nika Nu trapped inside her station-house
on the very very cold frozen planet Pluto.
AD 4 Billion [science fiction]
... imagine living on Earth far in the future when our then-orange sun
is going out, and history computers record a group of people called, the
Christians, who went somewhere else long-long-ago ... where did they go,
and why didn't they return ... what's out there?
AD 4 Trillion [science
fiction] ... imagine living on a planet somewhere in some galaxy when the
last few stars remain in the stark night sky ... actually there are people
out there in the deep dark of the remaining cosmos, but there's no natural
sun light to illumine them: they've use their resources of hydrogen, and
fusion catalyst down the last drops save what they can reap from a barren
'dry' cosmos full of black holes and cold neutron stars... oh, but it's
eerie ... it's so very dark way-out there in the deep: there's much weeping
and gnashing of teeth, as Jesus predicted ca. 30-33BC, if we haven't learned
to leave this cosmic hole then a dark end awaits: Some may seek comfort
by diving into the nearest black-hole ... but what might be down there?!
[Some answers are given in the sequel to Spring
Break, and in 2100 ... but let's not spoil
[new] WARPA: Double
Virtual [science scenario] ... an ersatz-theorem, a thought-play on
double-negative equaling positive, but double-wrong not equaling right:
double-virtual is not reality - or is it?! There are lots of curious people,
documents, and activities on the internet/WWWeb - there are cancel-bunnies
on news-groups, hackers, lone-sysops, retired US Generals, university seismograph
evidences, interpretations, top-secret EYE-THREE exposés, space-alien
contact simulations ... data you never read in the p-mail news. Is this
real? or just virtual? Or double-virtual ... suppose America took some
drastic military action somewhere, that 'net'ers didn't agree-with ...
the internet being instant communication, faster than any hot-line telephone,
and multi-connected, broadcasting everywhere, durably digital, more secure
than p-mail ... the internet/wwweb community could virtually mutiny: or
more simply, re-construct its own real-ity faster than the TV news-media
could/can report, faster than the USA President/Commander-IN-Chief could-can
respond, faster than the USA military could/can mobilize ... internet/wwweb
minutemen - yea, second-men, and women - are a distinct possibility ...
suppose the real people on the internet got real-ly involved in world government,
in a minute's notice - suppose the 'net-ocracy' and the 'free-web-ans'
took-on the new-world order: real people, that is, really virtually: WARPA,
the World Advanced Reality Projection Agency!
[science reconstruction] ... Scriptural records impute that a temple such
as that Ezekiel designed, might be built in three days: indeed with fully
computerized PERT program evaluation and review techniques it can: the
elements must all be in their reserve places, the first on location and
ready to go: an undertaking befitting a modern-day messiah; we may proceed
from the logistical vantage.
Gold [fiction] ... a billionaire realestate agent melts the middle
of the Greenland glacial ice cap for a continent-wide spa, by special "hundred
gigatonne" thermonuclear device: the detonation itself is worth half the
movie: his operation discovers not only gold, but something very like the
real lost continent of Atlantis "buried under a mile of water" albeit now
frozen millennia later.
[fiction] "Landing Venus" ... terraforming Venus has mystified science
writers for decades, but there are anomalies in the current theory base
that lend possibilities: This is one of them: When a Russian Venera lands
in the one of the radar-bright Venutian crevasses and discovers artifacted
shapes exposed therein, the race to venuform begins: Scientists propose
catalyzing the atmosphere to release and reverse the cause of the famous
temperature extreme at the surface, then at first cooling descend in the
North Pole to begin research of the ancient culture - which didn't exactly
die-out: Maybe dreams tell.
Sand Box [science scenario] "San Disasteroid, Kilometeors, Sandy Ego,
Dune Buggies in the Sky" ... a rogue-state scientist discovers among NASA
publications an NEA Near Earth Asteroid that is a large clump of sandstone,
trillions of tonnes of sand rather than rocky-ice or nickel-iron, passing
a few moon distances to Earth, and implements a plan to impact the sandy
asteroid with a small deep-space missile, to burst and dump more meteorites
onto the Earth ... no armageddon scenario: it makes a bright shower: But
the billionaire meteor storm knocks out satellite communications systems
every December - the first year is the toughest, but it's no better the
next: NASA schemes recovery to remove the GEMINIDS.