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We're All Cyborgs Now (via the Scattering)

Just a quick note to my readers. A loyal fan of the Miscorrection series has been affected by the tornadoes in Alabama. Maybe you could stop by her site, read her post, and offer her some support. The good news is that her spirits appear high, despite what happened.
I have no idea if we're news or not, but Tuscaloosa (my sweet home University of Alabama) was hit by a devestating tornado yesterday evening. University operations have been suspended indefinitely, and final exams next week have been cancelled.  It's like a scene from a disaster movie (and the city looks like it).  Someone--either an illiterate fundamentalist (I'm sure we have our share of those) or an ironic hipster (and those)--chalked "Revelat … Read More
via the Scattering

Panacea (Miscorrection)

Panacea (Book 1 – Story 4) My name is Atrasti. I’m a scientist who has made a discovery that could change the human race as we know it. However, there are those who would rather not see this great change. I know that the right thing must be done, and no pressures or threats should stop the progress that can be made. As I contemplate these facts, I realize It is impossible for me to fight this alone. But who would be willing to help me see the finalization of this discovery? Only a man with courage—a man willing to sacrifice his reputation, career, and power can help me…  Approximately 17,000 words.
This story is included in the ebook All My Fiction. Pay Once—Read Forever
Available for Amazon KindleBarnes & Noble Nook, and on Smashwords.
Do you live in the UK? You can purchase this story for your Amazon Kindle.
Review by The Scattering: Panacea Review
Can’t decide if you want to purchase the story? Approximately 50% of the story is below.
If you have an Amazon Kindle and rather not re…

Miscorrection: Panacea Synopsis...

Tomorrow, I'll be releasing an excerpt from Miscorrection: Panacea. Until then, I thought you might enjoy reading the final synopsis written for the e-book. Give it a read and let me know if it piques your interest!


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Neil first met Sarah late at night in the park.

He'd often get back from work around midnight and he found an evening jog usually helped him relax. As he was jogging the dirt path, a bright light caught his attention out of the corner of his right eye. He decided to investigate and ran off the path into the trees.

After about twenty feet, he made his way out into a clearing of the park. The moonlight illuminated the clearing showing a water fountain with two concrete pillars placed on either side of it. At the fountain stood Sarah, and she bent down to take a drink from it.

"Hello," he said. "I'm Neil."

"Oh, hi. I'm...I'm Sarah" she said shyly. "We really shouldn't talk. I must go soon."

Miscorrection: Panacea Cover Art

The release of Miscorrection: Panacea is a week and a half away! Can you feel the anticipation building? I know I can. I’m looking forward to it releasing and hearing what others think of the novelette.

In order to hold you over until the release on May 3, 2011, I thought you might like to see the cover art for Panacea.

A Long-Held Secret by Millie Vierra

A few weeks ago, I answered some questions on hugmamma's MIND, BODY & SOUL blog. I was thrilled that the site owner, Millie Vierra, contacted me to answer the questions, and I look forward to answering  a few more they sent to me.

I wanted to return the favor, and as is my standard, I asked if Millie would like to write a piece of flash fiction for The Time Capsule. She agreed and wrote the wonderful story below, A Long-Held Secret.

Be sure to post your thoughts on this story in the comments below. And don't forget to visit hugmamma's MIND, BODY & SOUL blog.
A Long-Held Secret
By Millie Vierra
Throwing open the doors we flung ourselves out of the car, shouts of “Race you!” trailing behind us as we bolted toward the beach. Running for our lives, it seemed, I was always the last to reach the rock, our favorite hangout. Rising from the ocean like a small mountain, or at least a big hill, we loved roaming the top of it exploring the thousands of holes, large and tiny, that …

Miscorrection: Panacea Release Date Is...

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After much hard work and writing, the first of the last three stories in book one of the Miscorrection series is coming out!
I am happy to announce the release date for Panacea will be


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They're everywhere.

It's all he sees. Everything is made from them. His eyes pull out, twist, highlight, and imagine the lines. He counts them - adds and subtracts. Even things curved and cirucular contain them; minute, small lines shifting ever so slightly in angle until the curve is formed.

Copy Bird

Copy Bird Caught in a trap of his own devising to keep him safe, Bill begins to get lonely. It makes sense to him that he should now proceed into the open world. His goal is simply to find someone to be his friend and keep him company. Will he find what he is searching for or is he destined to be alone? (Approximately 3,800 words)

Available for FREE on Smashwords.

Purchase for the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook for only 1 Taco.

Do you live in the UK? You can purchase this story for your Amazon Kindle.

Can't decide if you want to purchase the story? Approximately 50% of the story is below. Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011 B.C. Young
It’s been over three weeks since he last felt any ground shakes. Their sound continues to ring in his ears. In order to be safe, he hasn’t left his shelter underground. He reasons that he could make his way above ground, only to find death waiting at his door.

An Option To Learn

A man sets out on a journey to tell a story he believes to be good. Of course, having never written the story, and lacking experience, he wonders if he will be able to entertain others with the writing.


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The sign in the museum read: Do Not Touch The Old Bones!

But I just couldn't resist. I reached out my hand and touched one of the leg bones.

Writing Wrap-Ups Are No More!

For a couple of months, I have posted a weekly writing wrap-up that summarizes the posts I've made on the site for the week. I've decided to not do these any more to save more time for writing. I hope you have enjoyed the wrap-ups in the past!

Remember, you can make sure you do not miss anything on the site by subscribing to the blog through the RSS feed link to the right or at the bottom of the page!

Felix Culpa (Miscorrection)

Felix Culpa (Book 1 – Story 3)My name is Adalyn. Imagine having the perfect life. In this life, you live in a beautiful home and neighborhood. Your parents have successful careers that allow you to live comfortably. Take all of that and twist it around. That’s what happened to me. I found the life I knew was swept out from under my feet. On my first day of this new life, things would take place that would make me long for what I had in the past. Despite the horrible events that happened, that day was important. And in the end, I wouldn’t trade it away for the solar system. — Approximately 16,000 words.

Purchase on Smashwords, or for Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook for only $1.49.

Do you live in the UK? You can purchase this story for your Amazon Kindle for only £1.07.

Review by The Scattering: Felix Culpa Review

Can’t decide if you want to purchase the story? Approximately 50% of the story is below. Enjoy!
Copyright © 2011 B.C. Young

"Send to Kindle" From the Web

A couple of days ago, I happened upon a wonderful application for my web browser. But I'm getting ahead of my self. Let me start at the beginning...

Interview Regarding Self-Publishing

Quick post to let everyone know about an interview I recently did.

I was happy to hear from the writer of the hugmamma's MIND, BODY and SOUL blog and their interest in having me answer a few questions. In the year or so I have been self-publishing, I've learned a lot. The answers I gave are based purely on my opinion and experience. I hope they can give inspiration to anyone out there with a dream to write and be published.

So head on over and check out the post! The link is below.

published guest author: B.C. Young

Looking for Book Reviewers

Hey, want a chance to read the Miscorrection series for free? I know you do!

I'm looking for bloggers who review books. If you are willing to review my books, I will send them to you at no cost.


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It is his ability. His talent. His gift.

Did he ask for what he could do? No. But he knew that he had to use it wisely; properly.

Writing Wrap-Up VII

It's time for another writing wrap-up! Below is a list of the past week's posts. Did you miss something?

Arrogation (Miscorrection)

Arrogation (Book 1 – Story 2)My name is Aaron. Since the attack on Central Market, I have seen a lot of things happen. Among the six planets, the Karhath name became infamous. There are those who have supported their cause. Along with those who support them, there are many who fear the Karhath and wonder if another attack will take place. In my current position, I have taken it upon myself to ensure change will occur. I continually ask myself if my decisions are correct; if they will have the intended effect to bring about the appropriate change. The only way to find out the answer is to do what I feel is best and to be prepared to accept any consequences that come from them, good or bad. — Approximately 11,000 words.

Miscorrection Release Schedule

It's been a crazy few months on the writing and release front. Back in January I released the third novelette in the Miscorrectionseries, Felix Culpa. Then I started working on the fourth novelette. In between that, on a whim, I wrote and released two short stories, Copy Birdand Going Home. Originally, I had planned to release the fourth Miscorrection novelette at the end of March, but I hit a bump in the road.