Status: 7 pages written today; the Defender & the Princess spring their trap on her brothers (4 days ago)


Name Robert Collins
Location Kansas
Member Since Dec 30, 2011
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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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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
29 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
114 reads votes 7 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
141 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
27 reads votes 2 comments 0
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
94 reads votes 6 comments 2


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
27 reads votes 0 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
43 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
134 reads votes 3 comments 0


14 parts / 74 pages, updated Feb 10, 2013RCompleted
A young woman named Cassia, journeyman in the Slavers' Guild of the Settled Domains, is tasked to capture a mysterious outlaw named The Blue Pistol. Her encounter with him will sh... read more
277 reads votes 24 comments 4
Lisa's Way

Lisa's Way

17 parts / 92 pages, updated Feb 02, 2013PG-13VideoCompleted
This is my second published novel. Teenager Lisa Herbert lives in the small town of Mountain View on the planet Fairfield. The “Savage Rain” decades earlier shut down the hy... read more
918 reads votes 73 comments 12
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again for all your comments. :)
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Thanks! I still smile whenever I think about the passage about Evvie trying to look like a soldier. I guess I did okay with that. :)
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Interesting story so far. Curious to see how it ends...
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Finally got to read the new parts. It moves along nicely, and the characters are interesting. A couple suggestions: you should try to keep...
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