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Little Green Men in Black: Digital Science Fiction Short Story

Little Green Men in Black: Digital Science Fiction Short Story

“It was nice to see you,” she said, forcing a smile. Malcolm did not smile back. Seeing her was the opposite of nice. He’d been trying to get over the fact that she had left him, and not even for another guy. For no one. That had hurt, a lot. He thought about it during the drive home. ... More info →
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Maestro: Digital Science Fiction Short Story

Maestro: Digital Science Fiction Short Story

He remembered yesterday’s tennis match with the same intensity he recalled his marriage, or the birth of his son, or his wife’s death, or the death of his son. And that was troubling, because it meant he himself had been tuned.What was worse, when he slipped away to the tennis court that night, ... More info →
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Perchance to Dream: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Perchance to Dream: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Perchance to Dream – DJ CockburnPongo Ponsonby thought he was dead, but he wasn’t sure. He decided to ask his flight leader. “Blue Three to Blue Leader, Blue Three to Blue Leader…”The flat sound of his voice stopped him. What was he going to say next? He’d have to buy drinks for every of... More info →
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Bitter Water: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Bitter Water: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Bitter Water – Julia AugustThere was a butterfly. It was white. There was a crow, the kind the Tekel said never drank water. It eyed a lizard beadily, as if calculating which would be first to reach the next man to die. There were ants, a great many of them. Also beetles. The blood seemed to attra... More info →
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Songs for the Lost: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Songs for the Lost: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

The old bastard couldn’t even die quickly, so it was a relief when the angel of death appeared at the threshold.The creature hovered silently in the doorframe, head bowed, entreating entrance, its little wings fluttering like those of a dragonfly, keeping it at her eye level.Tirsa’s breath caugh... More info →
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That Which is Hidden: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

That Which is Hidden: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

I stood up and doffed my hat, smiling as the steam train bringing my long-awaited sweetheart pulled into the station. When the doors to the passenger cars slammed open, a chill skittered up the back of my neck, and my smile faded. People poured out and scattered, stinking of fear. A few women were i... More info →
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Rindelstein’s Monsters: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Rindelstein’s Monsters: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

“The common term is lycanthropy; or, if you really want to descend to the level of the pitchfork-wielding masses, werewolfism. But this clinic, this sanatorium for the therianthropically impaired, is a scientific establishment.”I stare at him, trying vaguely to hide my contempt. Is he joking? Si... More info →
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Lost in the Tarnished Cube: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Lost in the Tarnished Cube: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Danai broke the sky when her birds didn’t return home. Crystalline shards the size of war banners fell from the grayish-black clouds that, until that point, had smelled like rain. What replaced it was the smell of a long-forgotten attic.She huddled under the carnifex tree, rocking on her rear and ... More info →
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The Grammarians’ Grimoire: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

The Grammarians’ Grimoire: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Shirley picked it up at a Sunday rummage sale at the Waterford Library. It was so old and worn that the title had been rubbed away. She imagined it was a children’s book, because of its detailed and colorful illustrations. Shirley thought this was one in the series of color-named fairytale books s... More info →
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The Most Remarkable Experimental Filmmaker the World Has Ever Known: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

The Most Remarkable Experimental Filmmaker the World Has Ever Known: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Nearly every afternoon, when the weather was agreeable, the loving, devoted couple would meet and stroll down to the harbour, less than a five-minute walk from their workplaces—she at a gift shop where she was a salesclerk and he at an office building where he had a janitorial job—and sit on a w... More info →
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What Now, Callisthenes: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

What Now, Callisthenes: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Why would the king’s sister venture through the slums of Babylon, oh fair Thessalonike? You slip out of the palace, clad in a man’s clothes, while Alexander, your brother and king, lies feverish in his bed. And I, less than a man but more than a shadow, float in your hurried wake through dark al... More info →
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Salt and Sand: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

Salt and Sand: Digital Fantasy Fiction Short Story

The blood-orange sun was slumping towards the western horizon when the funeral boat came ashore, groaning in defeat as it crested onto the sand. Saesa had watched the boat throughout the day, tracking its slow progress in between settling her other visitors. The little boat had teased her, coming cl... More info →
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