Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Omission

FXQ-457 walked down the streets of the city like a ghost, a wraith unnoticed by anyone. It wasn’t the torrential rain that obscured the combat robot’s presence. FXQ-457 represented the absolute pinnacle of battlefield technology. The microscopic nanotech devices embedded … Continue reading

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Working for a Living

“Now this is living the life of Riley,” said Alexander. The Ragdoll cat rolled languorously upon a soft blue cushion. The family Siamese cat, Imhotep, batted at thin air. “I suppose it’s okay.” “What do you mean? It’s great!” exclaimed … Continue reading

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The Rookie Falconer

Sean the park custodian noted someone had driven to the top of the knoll in a 4×4 pickup truck. He walked up to join the young man standing there with binoculars. “Oy!” called Sean. “Enjoyin’ the view?” “Sort of,” said … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This time at the Weekly Photo Challenge, the topic is: Happy Place. For me that doesn’t have to be a specific location. It’s always a forest trail. I breathe in the “green air,” the verdant smells, and the cool air. … Continue reading

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The New Sensation

Sylvia didn’t know Sutter Keen. The musician was new to the stage. She watched him setting up on stage before the evening’s performance. His instruments were all hand-built. Each one a concoction of strings, bladders, water tubes, and bizarre machinery. … Continue reading

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SpinAway No.2

Vertanymaya watched the disc-shaped carnival ride spin. SpinAway No.2, was where he’d hidden his disc-shaped flying saucer. He knew the carnival’s slipshod maintenance crew would never look closely enough to realize a spaceship rested inside one. It took Vertanymaya a … Continue reading

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Rebuffed – Gargleblaster Microstories #234

Officer Ferrelli was handsome, courageous, and he’d saved them from muggers. He was Karina’s dream. She began unbuttoning her blouse. “Let me thank you.” Ferrelli looked past her. “Your boyfriend is right there.” “Oh. I was dumping him tonight.” “So, … Continue reading

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Critical Infrastructure

The spidery alien war machine smashed through downtown. Its feet crushed cars. Its force-beam collapsed buildings and devastated the battle-tanks of the Human defenders. Suddenly, Humans withdrew from the area. In the command center, General Nash prepared his team to … Continue reading

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A Mighty Battle

Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island. The men in the longboat shuddered as they waited beside it for Sir Reginald. Fervently, they hoped the gallant knight would survive the mighty dragon’s flames and harvest its magical blood. … Continue reading

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Love Conquers All

“What are you looking at Grandpa?” said young Andy. Grandpa pointed to colorful dead leaves collecting by the wall. “These leaves remind me of the first people who settled on our colony of Elysium. They came from many different ethnic … Continue reading

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