Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

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 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 Matter of Taste

David Wind Hawk hopped nimbly from rock to rock. He enjoyed being a tour guide, even though this marked the first time he got stuck with a politician and his lawyer. David gestured. “And here is Vulture Rock. Navaho legend … Continue reading

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The Tradeoff

The trio shuffled towards the boat. At their advanced age they proceeded slowly. “It’s a shame Human bodies wear out so quickly,” said Bernice. “True,” said Wade. “But we saw so much. The Pyramids, The Afghan markets.” “The living bridges … Continue reading

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A Study In Karma

Levi was desperately poor, living off the grid in the wilds of Appalachia. Some days, he didn’t eat, the hunting was so poor. He was quite surprised when he found a serial killer in his wild boar trap. He took … Continue reading

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