Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Pedestrian Dinner

Mbanefo’s was THE place to eat in the wealthy financial district of Nairobi. The well-heeled ate there to be seen and sample ingenious foods. Mbanefo’s advertised that they would cook anything. On a sweltering Friday night, they proved it. It … Continue reading

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Managing Just Fine

Lillian Mattingly stood merely 4’10” tall. At twenty-three she ran a general store alone. Unheard of in 1857. Maddie Evenson, wealthy wife of the Mayor, tittered haughtily, “Still no man, yet?” She pointed at the dresses drying fifteen feet up. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Liaison – Gargleblaster Microstories #263

“Mrs. Henretty,” said Dr. Knowles. “Your son fell three stories. He’s alright.” “He with that Jones widow again?” snarled Petunia. “Yes, Ma’am.” “He hurt anythin’ vital?” “He received a concussion.” “Busted his head?” “Yes, Ma’am.” “That’s alright. He weren’t usin’ … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaurus Run

T.S. Farnsworth had received accolades for his robotics work from France to Romania and Sweden to Malta, but in the company of Andronicus Stanford Stapleton he encountered continual criticism. “The skin of that plantosaur is too shiny,” bellowed Stapleton. His … Continue reading

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Really Really Big

Feeley whistled when he gazed upon the massive edifice of stone. It rose three stories easily. “Yes,” said Warwick. “We built this as a safe haven for whenever the alien walkers attack.” Feeley nodded solemnly. The alien Farnuche fielded war … Continue reading

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So Much For Normal

The asteroid Harrison 357 was massive, and largely made of metal. Warwick found the place too bizarre. Stalagmites of iron grew from the ground, formed by iron oxides in the wind. Hampstead’s metal cows grazed on them. Their milk was … Continue reading

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Trophy Hunt – Gargleblaster Microstories #262

Wealthy magnate Henry Worthy aimed at the male lion. His manservant Potts prepared tea. “I believe this hunt is folly, sir.” Worthy scoffed, “Who’ll stop me?” Another lion pounced upon Worthy’s back. Calmly, Potts sipped his tea. “I believe his … Continue reading

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