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Author : Bryan Mulholland “I’m afraid I can’t stay long Doctor Einstein, I really must go, I’ve stayed here for far too long” I apologised. “Time, I have studied it, explained it and theorized it. Now it slips through my fingers” he muttered as he looked into the…

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Monkey Business

Author : Jennifer C. Brown aka Laieanna Shimmering just before, the dome door melted away into nothing. The vibrations that came with the shield opening left Henrick feeling a little nauseous. Between the clear slats of the dome’s walls were colors of light pink to…

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Beware of Aliens Bearing Gifts

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer When the 4 mile long asteroid hit, the damage was devastating. Billions died from the earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires. And billions more would have died of starvation, if not for the “fortuitous” intervention of the Dowliens….

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Being Frank

Author : Michelle Keeley Frank stared impassively as the Floridian dawn crept silently across his bedroom, the line of accolades on his antique dresser cast long, foreboding shadows onto the elegant wallpaper. The day had come. He showered as usual. He dressed as…

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Unusual Methods

Author : Martin Berka Clawed front feet scrape rock away to the sides, while the back ones push forward. A sensor in the brain judges that the distance traveled is satisfactory. A thought — no, a feeling— is released: too little air. The ascent begins. It has copious…

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Through the Hoop

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer It was like a hula hoop hanging in mid air. Looking through it, Todd could detect a little something that looked like a heat shimmer even though the lab was pretty cool. The hoop-gate didn’t hum which was odd considering the…

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Extreme Synesthesia

Author : Ali Simpson “Sew him up…and we’ll see what happens.” The letters were crunchy and a distinct scent of Fritos wafted from them. Dr. Paul Marshall’s name tag would go great with bean dip, Leroy thought. He smacked his dry lips and squinted against the bright…

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Butter Side Up

Author : Sam Davis Personal Log of Dr. Marcus Milton 163 Years After, Archeological dig site 10. This room was different from the last six. In fact, this room was different from anything either John or I had encountered. It took quite some time to even open the door,…

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The Dillinger Act

Author : Lillian Cohen-Moore My marriage was a good idea while it lasted. I know my more romantic neighbors, the idealistic journalists who wanted interviews–they all said The Dillinger Act was what ended it. Legally, it’s not untrue to say that. Mikaela and I ceased…

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Combat Botanists

Author : William Tracy The moonless night was interrupted by a bright flash of light. A demolition round gouged a neat twenty-meter hole in the jungle. A light jumper craft settled into the fresh clearing. A group of people emerged from the vehicle, lights casting…

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The Titan Consortium

Author : Patricia Stewart, Staff Writer “Okay, Mister, er…,” Phillip Richfield glanced at his monitor, “Rousseau, what’s the crisis? Is something wrong with the orbital elevator pump?” Soren Rousseau, one of the many “facilitators” hired by The Greenhouse Gas Project,…

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Vendetta

Author : Ken McGrath I’m taking my time, figuring it’s best to be patient. By letting him feel secure and safe he’ll never suspect what’s happening. Never realise that I’ve been slowly bleeding him dry all this time, running him to bodily ruin. I read something once…

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Dark Side of the Sun

Author : Roi R. Czechvala, Featured Writer Klaxons screamed inside the ship as she plunged into the Sun. The three crew members on the main flight deck were violently shaken in their couches. Their Kevlar straps strained under the onslaught. “We’re entering the upper…

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The Scar in the Universe

Author : Matthew Edwin Terry Everything that is, everything that was, is destined for vacuity. It is the undeniable future of all existence. It is the predetermined course of all cognitive dominions. As the many galactic commonwealths before, stretching and grasping…

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Spotted

Author : Ryon Moody A knock at the door caused Gerald to drop the book he was perusing. Carefully keeping out of sight of the large bay windows that fronted the house, he looked through the peep hole. A thin, older man in a disheveled herringbone sport-coat was…

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Chronovore

Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer I hunt the Time Killers. I am the person they call in when they have a chronovore infestation. These creatures are bright blue and frog-like with the giant faceted eyes of an insect. Millilocular lenses, each one seeing…

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You're In Good Hands

Author : Martin Berka The young man walks into the room. I know what he’s going to say. He looks at me, trying to form the words. “Can you…understand me?” he asks, self-consciously. “That is the least of what I can do,” I reply, choosing to use the voice and image…

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Oops

Author : William Tracy Philip had never been very interested in history. If he had been, he might have known about the Fertile Crescent in the ancient Middle East. He might have known how, paradoxically, a barren desert became the birthplace of agriculture. In a…

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