Musings in the Dark

3/19/2019

New Fic Alert!

The second story in my Astronomy series, "Interplanetary," is ready for reading.  It's a one-shot.  Do enjoy.




Jupiter nodded.  “You’ve actually been thinking about marriage?”

“On and off, ya know.  I’m not ready yet, not even close.  But that’s a goal.  I want us to have a nice apartment downtown and you can teach science at one of the public schools.  Maybe have a couple of kids a few years after that.”

Jupiter just listened.  Rashaun knew how she felt about her house, but he didn’t know how she felt about children or teaching high school.

“So I got a five-year plan.  Ya know, like the experts say.  At the end of the five years, you’ll be Mrs. Dr. Riley and I’ll be a Senior Associate at Ngenge, Nave & Nguyen, in position to make junior partner.”

“Rashaun, don’t be so rigid, okay?  Life throws curve balls all the time.  What happens if none of those things come to fruition when you expect them to?”

“Jupe, that doctorate is yours in a year.  I know that to be a fact.  That’s happening.  I am on track to be a Senior Associate in three more years.  That’s happening.  We’re going to get married at some point; it’s something we both want, so that’s gonna happen too.”

Jupiter sucked down the last of her milkshake and got sad that there was no more.  She said quietly, “Mama and Daddy were supposed to be in the front row, watching me get hooded.  That didn’t happen.”

3/14/2019

Fic Update Alert!

The last chapter of "Intergalactic" is ready for consumption.




"A few minutes of manipulation and he began to stiffen in her palm.  If she wasn’t careful, she could become addicted to this level of response.

The sound of Renzo’s voice made her jump.  “Are you molesting me?”

She giggled into his chest.  “Absolutely.”

“Carry on then,” he said, folding his arms behind his head.

Jupiter grinned at him and carefully repositioned herself so that she had complete access to his body.  She pulled the duvet over her head as she settled between his legs. 

“Oh no,” he said, pulling the duvet off her.  “No.  You don’t get to hide from me, sweet girl.  I want to see everything.”"

3/12/2019

Fic Update Alert!

Chapter 5 of "Intergalactic" is ready for reading!



“You scared me,” she said, trying to look in his eyes and not at anything else.

“Sorry,” he said.  He chuckled, watching her struggle not to stare him down.  “Go ahead.  Look as much as you like.  Touch me as much as you like.  I’m doing the same.”

Jupiter’s eyes immediately went low and she smiled.  God, but he had a beautiful body; better than a lot of men half his age. The next step was to find out what he could do with it. She suddenly felt sorry for Madalena. 

Poor thing. I’d be upset too.

3/10/2019

Fic Update Alert!

Chapter 4 of "Intergalactic" is ready to read!

The little voice was ready to jump on that.  If you’re going to be this man’s mistress, you will find yourself at this precipice on a regular basis.  I warned your dumb ass.

3/02/2019

Fic Update Alert!

Chapter 3 of "Intergalactic" is ready for reading.




“What’s the difference?”

“Power.  If you, now knowing everything, want me in that way, you’d have all of it.”

“How do I know that for sure?”

“You don’t.  You’d have to trust me.”

2/26/2019

Fic Update Alert!

Chapter 2 of "Intergalactic" is up and ready to read.


“I have two because my parents didn’t like sharing.  This one was my father’s.” She removed the tarp to reveal a large Orion 10019 NightQuest.  And this one,”she walked past him to the other telescope and pulled off the tarp, “was my mother’s.  It’s a Celestron Nexstar.  These and the name Jupiter are what you get when your parents are science teachers and amateur astronomers named Venus and Mars.  Good thing they didn’t name me Earth.”

2/24/2019

New Fic Alert!

I guess all the music I've been listening to actually took (some) root.  I'm working on a new shortie (thank God; I thought the Muse had died), and it's called Intergalactic.  


Jupiter’s mind went in the only direction it could.  “Are you…retiring???”  If he was, she was going to have to get a new major professor, and the only one who would suffice was Dr. Hu…and she didn’t really want Dr. Hu as her advisor.  Dr. Smith was an asshole, and Jupiter had no interest in working closely with the physics professors in the department, but if she had to pick someone, it would be Dr. Yamamoto.

I'm not sure where this story's going to lead, but I don't care.  I'm so relieved to be writing again.  I hope the Muse is here to stay a while.

2/18/2019

All Hail The Queen




I know I said I was going to get back to writing weekly but I simply haven’t been able to.  Work has been unbelievable; all kinds of crazy shit has happened in the past six weeks.  But anyway…here I am; my first real post of 2019…first real post in what…a year?  And what’s it about?


1/09/2019

Year End Wrap-Up


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Well, it’s been about 2 full months since I last posted.  Not much has changed.  I’m still overworked and underpaid, and still longing for the Muse to pay me a visit. 2018 wasn’t a bad year.  I got to travel with my bestie to Las Vegas over the summer and we had a BLAST!!!  I did get to spend two weeks in Italy for Christmas and I had such a good time.  I love that country.  Every region is distinctive and it’s somewhat stressful trying to pick which region I want to retire to when it’s time to hang up education.  Good thing I have plenty of time to decide.

10/25/2018

From the Vault...All Hallows' Eve

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It occurs during my favorite
season.  My birthday’s about ten days removed, it’s the middle of football season, I’m cooking “real” food, and the air’s got a nice snap to it. For many, Halloween’s about trick-or-treating, costumes, candy, pranks, haunted houses, parties, great TV...yanno, cool shit like that.  For me, it’s always been about the candy, movies and costumes, but as I got older, I became fascinated with the origins of the holiday.