Monthly Archives: August 2017

Food Karma

A food thief stalked the break room at Jefferys Genetics Research Lab. Months of effort to catch him produced no result. Still, such things always work themselves out. Dr. Hans Michener typified the absentminded yet brilliant scientist. He studied the … Continue reading

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Upgrades

Constable Whittaker had served the Manchester police force for twenty years. He still wasn’t used to computers. So he rarely read the police department bulletins in his email box. He stopped at a new police call box. He opened the … Continue reading

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Saving Sanity

Prince Vincenzo and servant Suarez gazed from their boat to the castle one hundred feet up. Periodically, servants flew out of the windows. Suarez gazed at Vincenzo worriedly. Vincenzo called, “Malpunzel, Malpunzel! Let down your hair.” Moments later they climbed … Continue reading

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Rotten People

Ellie Warburton had ridden the same Washington D.C. city bus for decades. Normally very quiet, when she entered her eighties she became more opinionated and outspoken. The bus stopped. Five zombies paid their fare and took their seats. It stopped … Continue reading

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True Birdwatchers

Jan and Mark wanted see the world’s rarest bird: the Purple-Headed Nutclutch. At the rock where the birds nested Mark said, “You see them?” “Sssh!” hissed a tree. “You’re scaring them!” “Holy crap! A talking tree!” The tree waved a … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Wu and Huang (Hong Kong Police, Undercover Division) were on foot. The purse-snatcher was getting away on a bicycle. They “appropriated” a tourist’s tandem bicycle to catch up. Huang, young and a month on the force, peddled like mad. Wu, … Continue reading

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That Stupid Question

The two girlfriends walked down the sidewalk, studiously ignoring the stares of people passing them. They turned a corner and saw a building being prepared for demolition. On the sidewalk a sign read: “Sidewalk closed. Please use other side.” Henrietta … Continue reading

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Class Project

Aliens were no longer unusual. They visited Earth’s touristy spots as much as anyone. If aliens visited Earth previously, then traveled elsewhere faster/at/near the speed of light, they experienced far less time passing than Earthers. This Time Dilation effect produced … Continue reading

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Of Cats and Androids

The AS-14 was the latest in android servant technology. Experts claimed it would last, forever. Unique systems within its carbon-fiber chest guaranteed components were constantly replaced, well before the parts wore out. A wonderful feature to be sure. Of course, … Continue reading

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Plenty To Eat

Camile was a Botanical Engineer. Experts believed her bioengineered rice would soon end world hunger. She made this rice public domain. Anyone could grow it. This angered several giant agricultural companies who complained vehemently about the profits they’d lose. Thereafter, … Continue reading

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