Monthly Archives: March 2016

Impractical Alchemy

Professor Kasprzak pointed at his work table and said, “It took years, but I finally understood the secret of alchemy.” He gestured at a model ship. It was solid gold. “In seconds everything: the wooden hull, the canvas sails, all … Continue reading

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Deep Doo-Doo

Tim and Sally went on another drunken bender. Beside them, Tim found a partially-eaten tuna with doritos stuck in it. “What happened?” A police helicopter hovered above as the nearby 7-11 collapsed. Sally sighed, “Dunno. I think the police will … Continue reading

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A Safe Place

Mark and Anita marveled at the forests of the planet, Darwin IV. The plant life grew huge and in stunning variety. Up until recently, few people even knew about the backwater colony. Desperate financial straits for the primarily Australian settlers … Continue reading

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The Tool

Chief Inspector Hodgens gazed across the interrogation room table. On the other side, the super-villain ThunderStrike sat sullenly. He wore all-black with black nail polish and black eyeliner. A mop of black-dyed hair fell across one eye. “Why not just … Continue reading

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In Flagrante Delicto

Rod and Mona broke into the mattress factory to sample one… in the nude. Blissful, they fell asleep. They never awoke when the conveyor drew them into the plastic wrapping machine. Later, the manager found them, still trapped in plastic. … Continue reading

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The Professionals

Photo by: Storyteller’s Abode Matthew Cooley cleared the top step of the old castle, looking for her. She leaned back in a doorway. Her miniskirt rode up athletic thighs and her silk blouse draped enticingly. She smiled. “You’re on time, … Continue reading

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Victim of Success

Norm looked over the roof’s edge. Fourteen stories below, FlyMan had died. “You lost me, Doc.” Dr. Lutzow sighed. “FlyMan didn’t understand why he could fly. Autopsies revealed that he produced the rare substance, ‘Polyliptopectorase.’ Secondly, before every single flight, … Continue reading

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Modern Medical Care

“You’ve been shot six times,” said Doctor Langley. “The surgery was successful, but it’s unlikely you’ll live.” “But Doc!” said Future Man. “I have super healing. The wounds are almost gone!” Langley shook his head. “You haven’t seen my doctor’s … Continue reading

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The Lure

Photo by: Matthew Wright Biologist Kent Fordham scanned the skies from a boat three miles off-shore. Numbers of Red-billed Seagulls were dropping precipitously. Looking through his binoculars, he hoped to see if their migrations routes had changed. He had learned … Continue reading

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Advance!

It is a myth that that the sciences of all emerging civilizations advance at the same rate. Energies great enough to power a city can be harnessed by six rubber bands, a soda can, and a quartz crystal. So it … Continue reading

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