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David Dove

I’m just a small town guy from a little bitty place in Southern Illinois with a population of only 300, now living in the hustle and bustle of the greater Washington, DC area. After graduating with a degree in accounting, I served one term in the Army and am now working as a Department of the Army civilian.

I love to read and have done so all my life, mainly science fiction and fantasy, but also military thrillers and historical fiction. I am an accomplished cook, but since I’m a lifelong bachelor, I tend to specialize in one pot meals. My main interests are music, singing, and dance, and in recent years I’ve found I really like to perform. My one big goal in life is to visit every country and see all the sites on the World Heritage list.

You could call me a jack of all trades, since I can and have done many different things in my life. But, while I’m good at a lot of things, I don’t know if I’m great at any of them.

While I have written stories and other things before, I have only really submitted one story, the one that got me on this list. Hopefully there are more in my future!

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Time Spike: Old Habits

Time Spike: Old Habits

Bobby Z saw the traffic light change to yellow and smiled.  There was no way he was stopping.  He shifted gears and stomped on the gas pedal. The Ford Mustang quickly responded to his actions and sped through the intersection Bobby laughed as the wind whipped through...
The Grantville Two-Step

The Grantville Two-Step

April 1635   Louis Garrison shot up in bed, his eyes wide in terror and his breath coming in rapid gasps.  He looked around the dark room in confusion.  “Where am I?  This isn’t my room.” There was no one in the bed next to him and he searched the darkness in a...
Time Spike: The Swarm

Time Spike: The Swarm

The tiny, grasshopper-like insects munched on the last of the plant leaves, oblivious to anything but eating. Their mating season would be arriving soon and they consumed as much as they could so that they would be fertile. Suddenly the odor of pheromones filled the...
Time Spike: The Dragon Slayer

Time Spike: The Dragon Slayer

Jack Dauderman watched as Andy Blacklock slowly led the mixed group of prison guards, Cherokee, and nineteenth-century federal soldiers into position. They were preparing to assault the prison which had been taken over by that nutcase, Adrian Luff. Jack remembered...
Buddy

Buddy

A home near Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSpring 1987Louis Garrison set the cardboard box he carried down just inside the front door. “I’m home!” From around the corner, his two kids came running: Christy, ten, and Mike, six. He gathered them up in a...
As Ye Have Done It Unto One of the Least

As Ye Have Done It Unto One of the Least

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.Amideutsch Lunch CounterGrantville, Early December 1632Johannes Vorkeuffer squirmed...
Solemn Duty

Solemn Duty

Lieutenant Claus Brockman scraped his boots against the edge of the wooden walkway, trying to remove the mud that had accumulated there. It was early May and that meant spring had finally come to Falun, Sweden, and spring meant that the streets were a sticky mess.He...