Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Psyche Out

The Chalice of Novotrix had journeyed from the times of magic. Six hundred years had passed since the demon Novotrix had been trapped inside. With people rarely touching the cup, the demon couldn’t see through their eyes. It had no … Continue reading

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The Terrible Odds

“Xander Montreau was a brilliant stuntman, you know,” said James Miller. The performer’s agent sniffed sadly. Looking at the pedestrian bridge that crossed over the railroad tracks, Detective Art Zampesi said, “What happened?” “He vowed to jump from the bridge … Continue reading

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The Sick Engine

The Svenska Tours company boasted the fastest ferry boat in Europe. They claimed to control a miracle engine technology, though they denied using nuclear power. When the pride of the ferry fleet, the Svenska Stjarna limped home with engine trouble, … Continue reading

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Modern Bears

Barney the bear looked at little Bobo and realized there was a complication. “I realize we’ve slept together a few times, Betty, but it’s obvious Bobo isn’t my son.” Betty sighed, “Yeah, I know but…” “Shouldn’t he be with his … Continue reading

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Can’t Even Give It Away

The river tour was almost over when their guide, Singh, pointed to impressive ruins. “This was the castle of Prince Prakash in 1034 AD. He studied the secrets of time and space.” “Ooh,” snickered Lydia. “Did he achieve Oneness?” “No,” … Continue reading

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Processing Charges

“What’s this processing charge?” said Ryan to the electric company’s customer support. “Things like printing and mailing your bill,” she said. “It costs money, you know.” Fuming, Ryan refurbished the water wheel that ran his family’s old saw mill. He … Continue reading

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The Dealer

Maurice sat on the lonely rocks of Arizona, waiting. He was a drug dealer, but he reminded himself he did good for humanity. Because of Maurice we had supersonic flight, transistors, computers, cell phones…and internet. Humanity would soon have unlimited … Continue reading

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A Pair Of Mistakes

Dr. Ballantine looked up at the lights of the old factory with trepidation. “It was a pair of mistakes that brought us here,” he said. Former policeman Richard Cox loaded his AR-15 rifle. “Like what?” “Well, my mother-in-law hates me, … Continue reading

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