Short Stories

January’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Horatio Breathed His Last,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! January’s FREE original audio sci-fi short story is “Horatio Breathed His Last.” It’s another story where I woke up one morning with it kind of already formed in my head. I think it’s because I’m working on the sequel to Where the Hell is Tesla?, and I’m delving pretty deep into the characters for the second time right now. Anyway, this story is about Horace Cho, the author of the way-too-popular science fiction series The Horatio Chronicles. After over thirty novels in the series, Horatio the Hero begins to take on a life of his own. Harmless, right? Enjoy!

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Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure… NOW AVAILABLE!

[button style=’orange’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/Alphabert-B-C-Bedtime-Adventure-Dircks-ebook/dp/B01MZWP7EV’ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-mobile’]Buy the Ebook • FREE THIS WEEK![/button]  [button style=’orange’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/Alphabert-B-C-Bedtime-Adventure-Dircks/dp/0692813705′ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-book’]Buy the Paperback • $9.99[/button]  [button style=’orange’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/Alphabert-B-C-Bedtime-Adventure-Dircks/dp/0692813691′ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-book’]Buy the Hardcover  • $24.99[/button] Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, …

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December’s FREE audio sci-fi short, “Quick Fix,” posted to Listen To The Signal Podcast

The latest episode of the Listen To The Signal podcast is up! December’s original audio sci-fi short story is “Quick Fix,” the tale of two routine, simultaneous repairs aboard a starship that go haywire — leading to the question, “what is real?” This story was originally the pilot for a new low-budget sci-fi TV series called Quick Fix – sort of a mashup of Quantum Leap, Star Trek, and little bit of Where the Hell is Tesla? thrown in. But the TV script is in a temporary limbo right now, so I figured I’d turn it into a short story. If you like it, let me know if this is a story you’d like to see with more episodes!

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Coming Soon: Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure

Me and my brother Dave have teamed up again – this time with our very first children’s book! Alphabert! An A-B-C Bedtime Adventure is the story of Albert, a kid – like all kids – who just doesn’t want to go to bed. Using the alphabet and his vivid imagination, Albert embarks on various adventures, …

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Introducing Rob Dircks new podcast, Listen to the Signal

As you might know, I’m totally into the book thing, and the audiobook thing, and science fiction. So an idea struck me, a way to combine all these things I dig and share them with folks for free. (And yeah, let’s tell it like it is, hopefully eventually sell a few …

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Join Rob Dircks for Indie Author Day 2016 at the NY Public Library!

Indie Author Day 2016  Hosted by the New York Public Library Saturday, October 8, 2016  •  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM Grand Central Library  •  135 East 46th Street, NYC (location/directions) How can you become an Indie author? And why would you want to be? What are the pros and cons? …

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Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal: The Wrong Unit at 99¢

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The Wrong Unit: A Novel – Now Available!

[button style=’red’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HWQ1ONG’ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-mobile’]Shop the Ebook[/button] [button style=’red’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Unit-Novel-Rob-Dircks/dp/0692720995′ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-book’]Shop the Paperback[/button] [button style=’red’ url=’https://www.amazon.com/The-Wrong-Unit-A-Novel/dp/B01IFBMYOK’ target=’_blank’ icon=’entypo-mic’]Shop the Audiobook[/button] About the Book I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT. Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to …

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Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? Available Now!

Bleeping Motherhood’s Would You Rather? takes you on a journey of hilarious questions and choices (some based on real life experiences – but we won’t tell which ones). New and expecting mommas as well as the seasoned professional mom will love this exploration of doing one insane thing over another. Even if …

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Today I Invented Time Travel.

Before the short story, I have to give you the setup: I was so excited to be invited to the Queens Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author’s Evening (reading from my novel Where the Hell is Tesla?) that I decided to write a short story just for the night. Maybe a time travel …

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