Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

Trading in Food

Elthea was a widow of ten years. Alone with no one to give her love to, she put it all into her cooking. She’d just finished baking Shepherd’s Pie when she encountered the faerie. She offered her pie to him. … Continue reading

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The Flaw In The System

Officer Hallaway winced as he approached the wrecked car. The driver had crossed in front of cars to strike a streetlight. It seemed like he turned left when he intended to turn right, but that seemed ridiculous. Who would mix … Continue reading

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Communications: Faster Than Wisdom

The UFO Hunters convention, held near Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight, boasted thousands attending. Enthusiasts from around the world gathered to share pet conspiracy theories. Suddenly, someone pointed skyward into the fog…and screamed. Chaos erupted as people reacted … Continue reading

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The Difficult Retirement

The fire trucks arrived quickly. They knew the address well. As usual, the fire was localized and the team put the flames out quickly. Fire Chief Walton was still unhappy. He stomped up the stairs to Apartment 17. Johnny answered … Continue reading

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The Water Folk

The town of Bailey grew faster thanĀ  other small towns. Its town council and individual businessman all made savvy decisions. Outsiders never knew why, but locals thanked the Water Folk. Water Folk arrived on comets more than two billion years … Continue reading

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Times Are Changing

Investigator Melina Eliopoulos looked for clues. Above her a statue of Athena loomed atop a tall plinth. Nearby, her partner Kyros Nicolaides sighed, “Do you really believe her?” “Sure I do,” said Melina. “Politos is a powerful politician. We’ve known … Continue reading

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Vampires And Water

Shannon and Nils escaped across the river. The vampire glared at them from across the river. “We’re safe,” said Nils. “Vampires can’t cross running water.” “Are you sure?,” shuddered Shannon. “Maybe they just don’t like it?” Sure enough, the very … Continue reading

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