Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Trick

Randy had searched the Earth, and figured out the trick. He made a potion from eagle feathers, scorpion poison, and many other things. He stood on a rocky outcrop and drank, knowing he would become a god more powerful than … Continue reading

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The New Hard Work

The agricultural colony on the planet, Demeter, succeeded beyond all expectations. The previously untouched soil produced bumper crops every year, supplying 32% of Earth’s grain and vegetables. Still, dark clouds loomed. While the farmers of Demeter became richer each year, … Continue reading

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Never Better

Long range starship SS Wombat stopped at a gas giant to refuel. Dipping into the thick atmosphere to collect hydrogen, the ship rolled and porpoised like a seaborne vessel. As the ship rocked, Terrance’s samplings of exotic ales in their … Continue reading

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The Plugin

“It’s electric,” said Robert Iganuye, pulling onto Botswana’s A3 highway. “Powered by the sun.” “A solar-powered Land Rover?” said James, a visiting zoologist from the UK. “Yes! Isn’t it wonderful?” “I suppose. How practical can it be? The sun doesn’t … Continue reading

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Poppa’s Legacy

Glenn sighed as Jason fired another hole-in-one into the frisbee golf basket. “You’re too good at this game,” said Glenn. “I’ve never been off the farm all my life,” said Jason. “Got lots of time to get good at it.” … Continue reading

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The Welcoming Wreath

Cotton Walters held court in the corner of Ray’s Bar, telling stories. People of all ages listened in. “Jasper Reeves was loved by everybody,” he said. “He charmed everyone. Minnie Holmes loved him the most. When he was away, she … Continue reading

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Breaking A Few Eggs

As the gondola rose up the mountain, Debra shivered. “Aren’t you concerned about the disappearances?” “Disappearing gondolas?” said Vik. “Naw. That’s just a crazy rumor. Don’t be fooled. Think of the good side! This is the only planet where you … Continue reading

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