Stories

So what is the Guild Library?

The Guild Library is a magnificent database of humanity’s knowledge and history. It is managed by a universe-wide government called the Galactic Guild of Enforcement from its headquarters on the planet of Ur-Magad. Any citizen of the Guild can easily learn about their past in the Library – from humanity’s unexpected need to leave Earth and colonize other planets, through the war-torn times before the Guild’s existence that nearly saw humanity enslaved, to the fragile peace that has persevered after its formation.

Michael currently has two projects. They are part of the overall future history but are also their own distinct stories.

Spaceship interior.
CGI interior of a spaceship. (Image from https://www.artstation.com/artwork/m-deck.)

Fractured Children of Earth

A deeply personal story stemming from things that have happened in real life for Michael and his wife. Co-captains of a smuggling group in humanity’s distant future uncover a plot to enslave humanity. Taking action to stop it endangers their livelihoods, but doing nothing jeopardizes their dreams of retiring and starting a family. (Completed & querying, but he would never turn down a reader!)


The Watercolor War

She stole to survive, but now sells paintings. He’s a shy city guard, hoping to fit in. An army threatens the land, enhanced by planetary energy. Both are unaware they can help defeat the army – until they learn of their connections to it. (This story was completed but he is re-writing to better reflect his life.)