Jesse Buerk

About Me

Display Name

Jesse Buerk

What I Write

Writing Sample

A furious rain of shattered stone pelts my back and shoulders. Huddled behind a decapitated lion statue, I cover my head with bruised, soot-covered arms and bite my lip until it bleeds, gagging on the stench of smoke and superpowers.

The echo of the explosion fades and the last chunks of debris clatter to their final resting places. A hush falls over Justice Square. Despite the pain, I’m cheesing like a pizza.

My diabolical fucking plan is working.

What I Write

Mostly near-future sci-fi and/or fantasy with social and ecological themes. These days I’ve been fiddling with a new genre, let’s call it “altruism punk.” Good people being good to each other… Because there’s too much of the opposite in the real world.


Upcoming, “A Hero’s Death,” in SQ Mag’s “Rebellion” edition.

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

My goals for this year’s Write-a-thon are to write at least four out of seven days each week. I plan to revise at least one or hopefully two stories, and maybe draft a new. We’ll see how it goes…

Fundraising Goals

$200, but I plan to keep it low-key and focus on writing, not fundraising.