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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The Pill Bugs of Time by Angel Martinez

In a bit of serendipitous lining up of things, this blog post falls on my birthday. What better day for a post about time?

I’m rather dismayed to find that I’m over a half-century old now. It sneaks up on you when you’re still twenty-five in your head. Also makes me think about the relativistic nature of time, the speed of which refuses to remain constant depending on proximity, mass and whether you’re prepared or not for a presentation. It’s an odd way to measure anything, this unreliable way we move through the fabric of the universe, not really a constant stream, but a strange knot of things that exist sequentially and simultaneously.

You know, the whole ball of timey-wimey stuff, in the technical parlance of Time Lords.

As of this writing, time travel seems unlikely, especially in the classic SF sense of inventor climbs into his machine and visits points centuries before or after his departure in his own timeline. Some scientists wonder if time travel would only be possible in an alternate timeline, assuming we could somehow slip through the walls between the endless universes existing in conjunction with our own.

Rather than write another story about external time travel where it’s impossible to reconcile the temporal paradoxes, I took a different route. Internal time travel. Travel of the mind. Hallucination? Alternate method of actual travel? Bad piece of pastrami? You’ll have to read for yourself. 

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Gay Paranormal Humor

Vikash Soren, the perfect police officer except for his odd paranormal ability, never seems to lose his temper. Always serene and competent, he’s taken on the role of mediator in a squad room full of misfits. But on the inside, he’s a mess. Unable to tell his police partner that he loves him, Vikash struggles silently, terrified of losing Kyle as a lover, partner, and friend.

But life in the 77th Precinct doesn’t leave much room for internal reflection. A confrontation with a stick-throwing tumbleweed in Fairmount Park leads to bizarre consequences involving pill bugs, statues, and…time travel? If Vikash manages to survive the week and stay in one point in time, he might be able to address normal things like relationship problems. He just needs Kyle to have a little more patience. Maybe a few centuries worth.

About Angel Martinez:

Angel Martinez is the erotic fiction pen name of a writer of several genres. Her experiences as a soldier, a nurse, a banker, and an underpaid corporate drone give her a broad view of the world and a deep appreciation for the astounding variety of people on this small planet. 

She currently lives part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head. She has one husband of over twenty years, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate. 

For all of Angel’s work, please visit:


The Pill Bugs of Time by Angel Martinez is now available at Amber Allure.

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday Angel! I hope you had a great day! I can't wait to read this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy in the pax collection.