Status: 3 pages written this afternoon; planning for the future of the Defender (2 days ago)

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Name Robert Collins
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I write science fiction, fantasy, Kansas history, railroad history, and on occasion I write about writing. I've had six novels published, as well as over 80 short stories, 120 articles, and over a dozen nonfiction books. I love telling stories!

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If you're just starting out -- write every day; set a goal (pages/words per day); plan your stories in advance; & have several ideas to work on. The more you write, the better your work will get.

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The Defender: Stoneford

The Defender: Stoneford

2 parts / 5 pages, updated Jul 14, 2014PGCompleted
Allan has moved to the dukedom of Stoneford to continue his work as the masked mage known as “The Defender.” In Stoneford he learns that a man named Malloria has ... read more
17 reads votes 2 comments 0
The Defender: Elderwood

The Defender: Elderwood

3 parts / 12 pages, updated May 08, 2014PG
Allan flees Elderwood City because he killed the rich man who murdered his sister. He hides in the ruins of an ancient castle. He discovers the castle was the stro... read more
75 reads votes 5 comments 0


3 parts / 13 pages, updated Mar 10, 2014PG-13Completed
“With the events in Saint’s Hope and Black Rapids last year, the Slavers Guild might want to go on the offensive against the Blue Pistol. It would be better to keep them distracted... read more
36 reads votes 2 comments 0
Lisa's War

Lisa's War

4 parts / 14 pages, updated Jan 21, 2014PGCompleted
It’s been two years since Lisa first left her home planet to help reconnect people generations after the Savage Rain. A new year finds her learning more about the Savage Rai... read more
210 reads votes 10 comments 0


3 parts / 14 pages, updated Oct 24, 2013PGCompleted
A woman scientist travels back in time. A TV preacher warns of the “mutant danger.” A teenager’s training to be a mutant hero. A mutant villain with ambition. How are these four p... read more
184 reads votes 9 comments 2


2 parts / 10 pages, updated Sep 22, 2013RCompleted
The Blue Pistol and his allies have freed a few dukedoms in the Settled Domains from the power of the Slavers Guild. Those gains must be protected, & more people must be freed ... read more
42 reads votes 4 comments 2
The Alien Machine

The Alien Machine

5 pages, updated Aug 16, 2013PGCompleted
A video producer hires Jake Bonner to get her to a planet where a crackpot scientist claims to have found evidence that aliens once existed. Of course, no job ever goes ... read more
200 reads votes 9 comments 4


3 parts / 13 pages, updated Jul 07, 2013PG-13Completed
The war against slavery in the Settled Domains expands... “We must have allies in the Domains,” Cassia says to Bart. That means convincing members of the nobility that the Sla... read more
45 reads votes 2 comments 0
Old News

Old News

5 pages, updated Apr 09, 2013PGCompleted
This short story is part of my collection, "The Magical Cases of Gwen Conner." Gwen is hired by a newspaper editor from out-of-town to look into an old scandal coming ... read more
52 reads votes 3 comments 6
Jake and the Pirate Treasure

Jake and the Pirate Treasure

4 pages, updated Feb 27, 2013PGCompleted
Space pirates are a myth, like aliens or honest used starship dealers. And yet, there's a ship full of pirates, wanting to hire Jake Bonner for a job. Will Ja... read more
235 reads votes 6 comments 4
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No, I think I wrote (or implied) that there was an atmosphere. The dome's just to keep everyone together. Otherwise, glad you're enjoying it. :)
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