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Journey to Babel, Part 8

They did not lose the ship, although Lt. Cruz had a lot of fun trying. When Commander Deary called the bridge to declare that his engines “couldnae take it anymore,” Tonio obliged by taking them from Warp 10 to 1 so quickly that the other ship overshot. He put them...

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Journey to Belon, Part 7

Todd was grinning as he took readings of a particularly tricky nook in engineering that required precise cleaning. Unlike his fiancé, he’d gotten a full night’s sleep, albeit on Lt. LaFuentes’ couch, and had a leisurely breakfast alone while he went over requests for...

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Journey to Belon, Part 6

At 29 minutes and 48 seconds, Ellie stepped onto the bridge of the Impulsive. On the viewscreen was an image of the immediate space before them, with a tug ship applying tractor beams to the stranded luxury transport, Immaculata. If only their engines had lived up to...

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Journey to Belon, Part 5

If you didn’t know that the ambassadors, though human, had come from an alien planet hundreds of light-years from Earth, you might have thought they’d stepped out of a time machine. Ellie’s mom, Ambassador Natalie Doall, wore a regal floor-length gown with ruffles and...

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Journey to Belon, Part 4

Captain’s Log, Intergalactic Date 677061.95 The Impulsive has been called to the Parada system, where the Union transport ship, Immaculata, is dead in space after a malfunction of their warp drive converter. Naturally, according to its captain, they were scheduled for...

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Journey to Belon, Part 3

Captain’s Personal Log, Intergalactic Date 677061.20 Finally! Our janbots have arrived. I’ll be so glad not to clean my own toilet. As a bonus, it looks like we’ll be keeping Todd Ahndmor for a week or so as he runs them through their paces to make sure they’re fully...

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Journey to Belon, Part 2

Loggy approached the captain. “This is a grand day, Captain. The grapevine’s already spreading the word. The Rec Officer put in a request for 300 confetti bombs to celebrate.” Jeb snickered but replied seriously. “Let’s hold off the parades for a bit. I’m going to...

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Deadly Decorum by Jacqueline Vick

I know you guys like mysteries, so we interrupt this episode of Space Traipse: Hold My Beer to introduce you to another fun series: The Harlow Brothers Mysteries by Jacqueline Vick. She recently put out Book 3 in the series, Deadly Decorum, which is a truly fun title....

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Journey to Belon, Part 1

Hi, everyone! We start again with another exciting episode of Space Traipse! I hope you're enjoying them. I had toyed with the idea of canceling this blog and going straight to publishing, but truth be told, I enjoy posting here and it keeps the pressure on to come up...

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And now for a word from our sponsor… FINISH THIS ONE

...which is me, of course! I have a few books out this month. COVER EHRE First, Space Traipse: Hold My Beer, Season 4! This one has "Love is Many Stars" and "Naked Impulse," plus the bonus episode, "Captain's Cage Match," a parody on ST: TOS "Arena." Watch as Captain...

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Revenge of the Spammed!

I get hit with a lot of spam, which I love to mock butSpam otherwise, ignore. Usually, they are offering me money from the UN. I recently got hit with a trifecta: Spam 1: I was impressed. This is the first time someone ever sent a diplomatic agent my way with a box...

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ST:HMB Naked Impulse, Part 12

Gel didn’t so much slip as gloop his way out of the vent and into Lt. LaFuentes’ office. Never in his life had he felt so heavy and solid. It was a couple of degrees warmer than in the vents, where cool air continued to circulate despite Todd’s best efforts to get...

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