Face

Author: Deanna Di Lello The RV began to slow despite Adam’s heavy foot on the gas. A loud beeping noise accompanied by a flashing light drew his attention to the fuel gage. It was past E. The RV came to a stop and Adam began to shake. He had spotted a group fifteen…

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Sunny Afternoon

Author: Barbora Bartova It was a late sunny afternoon. The freshly fallen snow was glowing bright. For a moment she wondered whether the glow was caused by the sun or the radiation of the nuclear fallout. After a while, she decided it was the sun, but still, she would…

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Dirty Badge

Author: Jae Miles, Staff Writer “Hey, Cherry. Who’s that freak you know? Reynard?” Constable Dalforth grins nastily. Inspector Cherry Fasslin of the Tactical Response Group grimaces. He knows she knows exactly who he’s insulting. She also knows he wouldn’t say word…

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An Extra Buck

Author: Kevin Johnston Hello, sir, welcome to Cerebromax™. Please place your hand on the scanner for identification. For your convenience, this scan signs all waivers and release forms concerning our transaction today. Thank you for choosing the…

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A New Game

Author: Jacob Bentzen The blonde beard iXi had commissioned dripped with dew as he flowed through the misty forests of New Norway. He leapt over the moss-covered rock and landed on the animal trail without breaking momentum, his naked body covered in sweat and thin…

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Night Light

Author: Steve Smith, Staff Writer I woke with a start before dawn, the sky outside was still dark and yet the room was bathed in a shimmering orange glow. For a moment I thought I was dreaming, but the room was my room, as I left it when I went to sleep, excepting of…

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Pandemic Dreams

Author: Robert Beech I do not recall when I first began to dream. Slipping silently from cell to cell, from host to host, I had no perception. Breath and blood, fever and delirium, these were the realms I inhabited, but I was no more conscious of them than you are of…

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Just Another Lushtime

Author: Ken Carlson Early summer afternoon. The lunchtime crowd at Sal’s was thinning out. Tony the bartender called it the lushtime crowd. Anyone who stopped by Sal’s, a dark, two-bit joint, that early wasn’t there for lunch. Tony had taught over at Irving High. He…

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The Time after It Ended

Author: Alzo David-West The void around was velvet. Soldier 304TZ was carrying a thermion cannon. He trod through silent, rocky darkness. Shimmers of probe light from a chemical drone appeared above him. He looked up. His eyes narrowed. The sides of his face were…

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Finding the Truth

Author: Jae Miles, Staff Writer The roof is a tarpaulin, sheltering walls braced with lengths of burnt wood and fungus-like runs of building foam. The floor had been churned mud before a levelling blazer converted it to blackened glass. At the centre of the room a…

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Soul in a Pocket

Author: Glenn Leung The day Sola’s life fell apart started out mundane. His soul rang its usual reverie and played jazz as he brushed his teeth. Before leaving the apartment, it paid the rent and called for maid services. All this was done without Sola’s knowledge. He…

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In a Bubble

Author: Don Nigroni I’ve been a junior assistant to Professor Tommy Kelp for the past five years. He’s the mathematical physicist who’s world-famous for the Kelp equation. It has something to do with converting dark energy into dark matter and vice versa, more or…

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The Offworld Series

Author: William Kitcher Following the destruction of Earth by Rigelian battlecruisers, it was difficult to find a place to play the seventh game of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Yonkers Yankees. The Moon was ruled out because the lack of gravity…

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Reclamation

Author: John Chadwick The seats of the auditorium were behind plexiglass material reinforced with a metal honeycomb structure. While she should have felt like she was an animal in a wildlife park expected to perform, the truth was, all of the eyes in the room were…

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Veteran

Author: David Barber “Each generation the Enemy returns to our skies,” the Morale Officer had told them. “This time, Earth looks to you.” Hari remembered all the things wrong with that speech. The Enemy craft returned every 17.4 years, which was not a generation. And…

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Live Seafood

Author: K. A. Williams “You’ve got to try this new restaurant called Next,” my first mate Tim had said to me this morning. “I went there last night after we docked, while you were at that corporate captains’ dinner. I’ll meet you there for lunch.” I read the menu in…

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The Peace of Fireflies

Author: Jae Miles, Staff Writer I used to watch the fireflies, seeing how they flitted and settled. They seemed to go everywhere, but never intruded on the air above the still waters of the mere. Just like the fireflies above that mere never strayed anywhere else. As…

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Trip of a Lifetime!

Author : Brenatevi Stuart was sitting on his couch, munching on orange-colored cheese-like puffs, and watching some horrible show on TV. No, wait; sitting didn’t exactly describe what he was doing. Slouching was maybe halfway there, but even then it doesn’t properly…

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