Feeling

Author: Evan MacKay It was cold. I knew it was cold even if I couldn’t feel it. I knew because my brain told me it was cold. They’d stuck me in the freezer after all. But I couldn’t feel. Oh Lord, I couldn’t feel. But the pain was gone. When they’d fried my nervous…

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Dear Jane Rutledge

Author: Jenna Hanan Moore Jane Rutledge invented a method for sending messages through time. It was the best she could do without more funding. The Scientific Grant Agency refused to fund Jane’s efforts to invent a time machine without proof that time travel couldn’t…

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The Wave

Author: Bill Cox He walks into town just as everyone who could is walking out. Running seems pointless to him, but he can’t blame them for trying. People pass in ramshackle jalopies, their worldly goods piled precariously up, held steady by blank-faced children….

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Vision

Author: John Atkinson A solid line splits my vision. The ‘now’ – a drab grey room with two humans sitting opposite me – fills the lower half. The ‘past’ – a perfect rendition of prior events recorded by my internal camera – fills the upper half. “You see it?” Asks one…

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Snatch

Author: Mikki Aronoff “But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,/If your Snark be a Boojum! For then/ You will softly and suddenly vanish away,/And never be met with again!” (Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark) “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as…

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Pretty People in Dead Poses

Author: Julian Miles, Staff Writer Damn them. They make you envious, make you hate yourself, your life, every breathing minute of your existence. I hated them, but it got me thinking. How pretty is too pretty? There has to be a threshold. Under it, you’re plain or…

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The Flamingo

Author: Rachel Sievers The sun baked the earth creating a wafting air current that reminded Regina of what the ghost of bacon would look like. “Damn it is hot,” she whispered to herself as she moved over the black of the abandoned road. She could move to the side of…

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Release

Author: Brian Maycock In one hour, he would be free. Murty grinned. Smiling was not against the rules, not strictly speaking, but if a guard saw you smiling there was a good chance a beating would follow. They might think you were laughing at them or hiding a secret….

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Faded Glory

Author: Chris De Pree “How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them.” –Christian Huygens (1629-1695) The rapidly moving…

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The Determined Instrumentalist

Author: Majoki The dog’s tail wagged. Or so it had seemed. Lhalam wasn’t so sure now. She held back the sim-treat. The dog nuzzled her sandal. Curious. Curious for both Lhalam and the dog. She powered down the dog and it stretched down at her feet as if sleeping. She…

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Unwitting Accomplice

Author: Alastair Millar They could be watching him already. He eyed the roboserver winding through the tables towards him. It was a bipedal, not rolling, model; the Ares Lounge had tone. The performers and escorts were human, even. No class or no money? Then you could…

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Above Asunder

Author: Hari Navarro, Staff Writer “Above as under, I am eternity.” It is irrefutable fact that each day you all, without exception, unwittingly amble through the exact moment of your eventual demise. That unassuming second into which those you leave behind will,…

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Thread

Author: Julian Miles, Staff Writer Of all the things I loathed while growing up, learning that kept me indoors and sat down was highest on the list. Consequently, I became a superlative athlete with appalling academic skills. If it wasn’t for my never-admitted abject…

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Special Delivery

Author: K.Hartless Will it stay cloudy forever?” I release a pillow of breath through the slit in my box, try to imagine Jared’s expression, lost to me from behind cardboard folds. He’s brought me to the ravine for a reason, and I sniff the morning air as if searching…

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Packing Up

Author: Eric Fomley “What are you doing?” Sammie asks. Bo is slicing through the artificial flesh on the back of her neck, folding the plastic material away and exposing the circuitry. “I’m packing you up,” Bo says. His chin trembles and he chews the inside of his…

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Reds and Blues

Author: Samantha Kelly Jac entered the cafeteria, tapping her ID bracelet against the sensor. She waited for the machine to calculate an ideally nutritious meal. Once it arrived, Jac took her tray and sat at the end of one of the tables. The other paramedics were in…

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In the Hothouse

Author: Rachel Medina I admit I am not the most skilled gardener, but these flowers say the cruelest things. Not that I don’t deserve it. I know that I do. But, if these flowers die, that’s it. I’m dead, too. It wasn’t easy to get this gig. You have to remember where…

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Space Race

Author: David Barber An old spacer complaint is that home is never where you left it. Spacers end up in bars like this. Relationships don’t survive years out in the dark, but that doesn’t matter here, one loner recognised another. Perry listened to them arguing about…

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