Monthly Archives: February 2018

A Sensitive Robot

They stood outside the boxing gym in the snow. “I’m serious, here,” said Francis. The trainer had a gravely, Bostonian accent. Bruce spluttered, incredulous. “Why should I spar with a robot?” “Sparring with humans teaches it how to fight. You … Continue reading

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The Rejection

Two sea monsters rose from the sea near San Francisco. Thousands of years old, they were like human teen-aged males, looking for trouble. They raised up a hundred of feet out of the water, surveying their surroundings. “Let the wanton … Continue reading

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Back To Nature

Lance and Jen walked along the boarded forest trail. The silvery, “Ranger” android assigned to them, played the latest sports scores as it walked ahead of them. Occasionally it offered news on the latest stock market news related to the … Continue reading

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The Unseen War

Two alien starfighters battled in the narrow streets of Earth’s Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Their deadly battle was dangerous enough, but they raced between the closely-spaced buildings, challenging death with every turn. They raced down the river that ran through … Continue reading

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Unsightly Hair Growth

Mireya the young witch desired the Woodsmith’s son, Bryce. One day she learned that he admired long lustrous hair. So during the full moon she planted a magical seed. The flower grew and bloomed, but in the morning the petals … Continue reading

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The Parking Fine

Officer Terkel hated working the Parking Enforcement duty. It was obvious punishment. Terkel sighed as he walked along the wet sidewalk. Sleeping with the Police Chief’s wife was fun, but stupid. Suffice to say, he didn’t take his job very … Continue reading

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The One Who Returned

Two Mi-6 agents faced each other in a cabin 100 kilometers outside Moscow. A fire crackled in the fireplace. A bottle of vodka rested on the table. The two agents aimed their pistols at each other.” “They say you’re a … Continue reading

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