Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

Saving Sanity

Prince Vincenzo and servant Suarez gazed from their boat to the castle one hundred feet up. Periodically, servants flew out of the windows. Suarez gazed at Vincenzo worriedly. Vincenzo called, “Malpunzel, Malpunzel! Let down your hair.” Moments later they climbed … Continue reading

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Anger Management

Wu and Huang (Hong Kong Police, Undercover Division) were on foot. The purse-snatcher was getting away on a bicycle. They “appropriated” a tourist’s tandem bicycle to catch up. Huang, young and a month on the force, peddled like mad. Wu, … Continue reading

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That Stupid Question

The two girlfriends walked down the sidewalk, studiously ignoring the stares of people passing them. They turned a corner and saw a building being prepared for demolition. On the sidewalk a sign read: “Sidewalk closed. Please use other side.” Henrietta … Continue reading

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The Missing

The wax museum in New Mexico was full of the most life-like sculptures. Each case glowed with green lighting. At the alien head case young Annette screamed and began to cry. Bryan hugged her close. “It’s okay sweety. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Reunion

Ray tried many elaborate schemes to sleep with Karen during high school. He never succeeded in impressing her. She liked him, just not in a sexual way. Ten years later, they reconnected through Facebook. Ray hadn’t changed. He claimed he … Continue reading

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Cute But Silly

Jocelyn Shapira kept the bowl of lights in the window. She loved it because it was the last thing Henry invented before he died. One day, the power went out in the entire district for days. Yet in the middle … Continue reading

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Raging Art

Ryan Hennessy had rage issues. He eventually found solace, a means to control his impulses through art, specifically graffiti art. Unfortunately, the city of Detroit had a dim view of this medium. That’s how the city of Austin became the … Continue reading

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