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I’m giving the experiment for the cover of Coasting a brief rest, after – as often happens – a moment of creative drive on another short story. After considering the feedback on Twitter and via Blog Comments on the cover experiments for Coasting I came across the cover release for the upcoming Revelations book by Lee Fulford. It made me think. So when Photoshop started up, taking the equivalent of a walk to the water cooler, I started to experiment further.
Burning Memory is a short science fiction story drafted from a transcript of a soldier’s private logs. Witness to horrible events – where he was more than a mere cog in the machine – he finds a way of coming to terms with them. Or at least he makes a decision. The events taking place are part of the fictional universe Of Suns and Spheres.
I wanted to keep the title as clear as possible. Obviously my name is supposed to be on it, and I wanted to make clear that it is a short story. I did not want to create distractions with background art, or throw a lot of typical visual triggers around. I know, marketing, but still.
Oh, and in case anyone asks why an entry like this features the tag Towel, well, I can’t help it but that book has left a mark on all my protagonists. Like me, they’re fans of it.
So, here are the fruits of my laptop running out of memory, pun intended. What do you think?
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