N.E. Rule attended Toronto’s Ryerson University for both creative writing and business communications. Her writing portfolio includes software specs, marketing copy, and training materials, however, her passion is fiction. The characters in her head are getting louder and refuse to wait for her spare time to come out and play.

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Battle of the Bands

by N.E. Rule   On her patio, Linda’s jaw clenches in determination as she starts her classical music. Exactly one minute later, punk rock blasts back at her from her enemy’s yard. She storms onto his deck. His words strike first from his hot tub, “Dumb bitch, stealing my batteries is the best you got? […]

N.E. Rule

N.E. Rule attended Toronto’s Ryerson University for both creative writing and business communications. Her writing portfolio includes software specs, marketing copy, and training materials, however, her passion is fiction.

Rule Three

by N.E. Rule   “We’ve now covered the two rules to survive The Purge.” Stanley announces. Taking his eyes away from the road, he smiles at Judy. “One, find shelter as far from the city as possible.” He pulls up to the log cabin. “Two, partner up with someone you trust.” He leans over to […]

Passage for Two

by N.E. Rule   Sandra’s knuckles whiten on the steering wheel as the wipers whip back and forth. Glancing into the rearview mirror, she gasps as a man leans towards her. She swerves to the shoulder and brakes. She reaches for the door, but his bony fingers dig into her collarbone. “Who are you?!” she […]

Intelligent Life

by N.E. Rule   Khiiki strokes the silky hair through the cage bars, pleading, “Dad, I can’t choose.” “Darling, we can’t get both. They’re cute, but when they mature, they won’t like this handling.” Tsts nods at his spawn tickling the female’s belly. “This male will grow hair everywhere, it needs constant grooming.” What Tsts […]

Inclusion

by N.E. Rule   My stomach growls in anticipation of the U8-rations downloading to my dwellment dispenser on sign-on. I push down memories of Mom’s last warning during her D-leet ceremony: Don’t accept it. But living as a grid-free hacker during the Great Overpopulation is a struggle. Employment is impossible without it. Convertors say it […]