When Will We Fall Down?

February 8, 2010

 This story is set on the first space colony. Confession, in another post, is set on earth, and is about a priest who has just been consecrated the first bishop of outer space and is on his way to this colony. They’ll get together in a bit.

Layne’s muscles quivered in small jerks. His beautiful silver eyes, the clear, calm eyes Marley had loved since he was born eight years ago, were rolled all the way backwards in his little head.  His hands were making clutching movements as if he were falling. “Mom! Do something! ” Marley tried to work her hands under his head to keep it from banging against the floor. “Do something!” Read the rest of this entry »


Hello, fiction lover!

February 8, 2010

Note added in October 2010: I’m re-writing all of Confession:  Catholics escape the colony to an asteroid in the Oorte Cloud and establish a Catholic state. But the characters introduced here will appear.

Note added December, 2011: I am still working on the science fiction novel. I have fifty thousand words, and know where I’m heading. But–there are so many apostolates, it takes time!  Pray for me, please!

[Edit: now, in 2015, I am preparing for the publication of the novel Run based on a combination of Confession and When Will We Fall Down? I hope, after that, to contribute more to this poor site! Sorry!]

Thank you for visiting here.  The site is under revision and open to your comments.  Three stories are posted so far.  ‘Confession’, begins in the confines of a confessional where a priest is bravely trying to pronounce the words of absolution to a woman while suffering an attack of claustraphobia.   He will soon find himself in even closer confines if he accepts a mission that puts him on a shuttle headed for the stars.

The story,’ When Will We Fall Down?’ is about the first space colony, and the subsequent launch of the first Catholic state in space–or rather the first Catholic ship, racing to Alpha Centauri on a mission to bring home wheat to a dying Earth. It is the first story of a series of which ‘Confession’ is also a part, and in it we meet a girl who falls in love. Isn’t that where a whole lot of stories start?

‘Another Eve’ has nothing to do with outer space.  The setting is Mexico, the Green Mountains of Jalisco. Who wins the battle between the young priest and a marauding iguana? This story had been accepted by New York Stories when that rather prestigious publication unexpectedly folded due to the resignation of the editor.

If you would like to post a story here,  email me at janet underscore baker seventy six at hotmail dot com.   Be a practicing Catholic and have Catholic references in the story, those are the requirements for editorial consideration. And thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment!