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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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A Memory Rejected

Evan was starting to regret bringing Julian to the museum. The boy just couldn’t relate. He pointed to a display of plants, “Julian, look! That’s grass.” Julian squinted. “Is that an herb?” “No! It used to grow everywhere. People used … Continue reading

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Bargaining Position

Shinzo was beginning to question his girlfriend. She seemed overly concerned with material things, and he suspected she loved his inheritence more than him. All this came to a head at the shoe shop. Hiroko looked lovely in the red … Continue reading

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