Tag Archives: Speculative Fiction

Practical Considerations

Dr. Thorogood looked up into the sky with pride. As the sun slipped low in the sky, the pattern of clouds contrasted beautifully. “Isn’t it fantastic?” he said. “I suppose so,” said Paul Lords, tech reporter at large. “How does … Continue reading

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Too Heavy

Vincenzo was proud of the metal eagle he’d bought. He couldn’t believe the low price he got for it at the market. Giaco had concerns. “Why would such a beautiful sculpture be so cheap?” A powerful man, he tried to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was once the tallest building in the world. Decades later its glory faded. When Priyansh grew up there, the apartments were slums. Priyansh was smart and ambitious, though. He became the only Rhodes Scholar the … Continue reading

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Ghost Nursing Home

Brian looked around the Common Room. “That’s an unusual chess set,” he said. Instead of black and white, the chess set’s pieces were frosted glass and clear glass. Yves, the nursing home director said, “Yeah, ghosts prefer it that way.” … Continue reading

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The Fiery Eye

“I gave them the Fiery eye,” pronounced Aunt Miranda. “Disreputable smut!” “Artistic nudes,” corrected Jeremy. “You set fire to them?” asked Fire Marshall Neely. “The Fiery Eye,” explained Jeremy. “And the paintings caught fire.” “Her look started the fire?” said … Continue reading

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The Fish Expert

The small town of Anagnos on the Grecian coast enjoyed a reputation for great fishing. Part of this was due to the exploits and the sage advice blog of The Fish Expert. Stewart trudged along the beach past tourists and … Continue reading

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Birthday Greetings

In Portal, North Dakota, the US and Canadian customs agents often hung out together, telling tall tales about their respective countries. Morris, the American customs agent stood 6’10” and boasted nearly three-hundred pounds of solid muscle. Morris was used to … Continue reading

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