Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

Costume Competition

Penny and Jacob dreamed of being FX specialists in Hollywood. Every Halloween they enjoyed friendly competition for the year’s best costume. They met at the abandoned house to share their latest work. Penny’s zombie looked great, but his tree was … Continue reading

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City of Smiles

Young Ariela did it in a dream. When she awoke, the force still compelled her, and she began drawing. She drew on her bedroom wall, on the kitchen table, everywhere. Two lines and a crescent. On the way to school, … Continue reading

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Just Go With It

People disliked Whitney on sight. No one knows why exactly. He was polite and friendly. He stood a mere 5’6″ and weighed 130 pounds. Rumors spread about him. Some tenants whispered he was a CIA assassin, others claimed he was … Continue reading

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Saving the World

Urglaudoo regretted his reports about Humans after staying a month in Mauritius. The island population was ethnically mixed, and living comfortably together. The hotel owner and her four-year old joined him. “This is Pina,” said Adonya, smiling. “Someday she’ll save … Continue reading

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Got It Covered

Marty asked a lot of questions, especially for a brand new crewman on a tugboat. “This isn’t the canal we’re supposed to be using is it?” said Marty. “I know,” said Jason, the tug’s skipper. “It’s a special canal.” “I … Continue reading

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Paddy Finds His Calling

It was all a big mistake. Mem’Ank’Mati was supposed to awaken in the afterlife surrounded by slave girls and his favorite chariot. Instead, because a drunk priest applied palm oil instead of olive oil, he awoke inside a thirty-meter Egyptian … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Testing

The alien research vessel cruised in stealth mode above Earth. Harypht zoomed the cameras into the zone of the tragedy. He could see a little girl holding a sign that read, “Love.” Once again, the alien doubted his work. “The … Continue reading

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