Author: Michael Parks

Letter from Starshine

EXS BANGOR, EXPLORER-CLASS SPACECRAFTKUIPER BELT REGION, EARTH-SOL SYSTEMSATURDAY, 8:25pm – JUNE 19th, 2028 [mission time] It’s been a while since I’ve updated, mostly because there hasn’t been much to update. Starshine… the forgotten mission? Might as well call it that.…

Excerpt from ‘Starshine’

From chapter six: It wasn’t that she was scared, but having James stay the night again felt better than being alone. Finding out about the beams was disturbing beyond what she had imagined. How could anyone use ESSI technology against…

The World’s Desperate

“Desperate for original story, the world is.” Yoda was original for his height and alien heritage, but he was very much the Mentor seen in stories dating back to the beginning of storytelling. His structure of speech made him more…

Stories

So you’re here for a story. Not a long one. Maybe you’re looking for someone you know named Michael Parks so you can extend that story with him. It’s possible I’m part of your story and by checking this blog…

Little Did I Know

My post in early February was just before COVID-19 hit the page. If I was concerned about the weight of the world then… wow. What has followed is a twist after twist, morphing reality – like a poorly written spec-fic…