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Rapid Evolution

Aboard an alien starship, Captain Xom mourned for Agent Yuwl. “The humans in Smithtown, Alabama mistook him for a goat and ate him.” “Far worse than that,” howled Scientist Pewf. “His unusual DNA might’ve combined with humans to create a … Continue reading

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The Signal

Gerald sat before his his laptop and patted the strange-looking ball beside it. “With my antennae, I’ve homed in on the signal.” “What signal?” said Bryce, munching on Doritos. “From the alien ship. I conducted a study and proved this … Continue reading

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Perfectly Ordinary

The train sailed over the old tracks, hovering millimeters above them with superconductors. Virgil’s great-grandfather, Bertram, groaned. “First you clone me, resurrecting me from cells, and now a hovering train. It’s too much for me, born in the 1800s!” “Hovertrains … Continue reading

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The Order

A month after the Wertiger Insititute opened with its Space Communications Array, the aliens contacted humanity. “For one month, we will monitor Earth’s transmissions, then give our Final Order.” That was it. What did it mean? To be safe, TV … Continue reading

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The Emissary

“The aliens demanded total capitulation of Earth,” said President Soares. “We sent an emissary with our reply.” “Who did you send?” shuddered Meghan, the First Lady. “There were human volunteers, but we sent Alexa.” “You sent a household robot on … Continue reading

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The True Essence

“It’s a magic mirror!” said Charles, the Senator’s majordomo. He aimed it towards the giant city. “In the reflection we can see the origins of things. See? The city of Megapolis began as a farmhouse.” “Really?” drawled Senator Graves, looking … Continue reading

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A Myth Returned

In Holder Bay, people sincerely believed a mermaid lived in the waters. Every year they held a lantern festival, hoping to hear her song once more. Becka placed her phone in the lantern to guard it from sand. “The ringtone … Continue reading

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