Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan [sci-fi]

Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan “Your grandmother’s been hacked again.” My mother’s voice over the phone held a note of resignation. I sighed. “What is it this time?” “Libertarianism. She spent all afternoon going on to me about John …

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Were by Frances Silversmith [fantasy]

Were by Frances Silversmith He wakes up shivering, lying naked on an animal hide spread on the snow-covered ground. His groping hands find another uncured pelt. He wraps himself in it, despite the thing’s stink. Huddled up, careful …

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The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert [sci-fi]

The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert “How did you survive the attack? The Remenka usually kill everyone.” The Regional Commander sat across from Kasan in a small conference room, his skeptical glare as cold as the metal table …

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To Boldly Go by James Beamon [sci-fi]

To Boldly Go by James Beamon When Dad takes me base jumping on Little Hoth for the last time, I’m mad. Until I take the jump—it’s impossible to stay mad doing that jump. Between the low gravity and …

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Last Rites by George Cotronis [horror]

Last Rites by George Cotronis  We drove around for hours that night. The town was empty, sleeping. Dim lights disappearing in the fog as we passed them by. Like being lost in the expanse of space, there was …

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The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton [sci-fi]

The Filigreed Cage by Krystal Claxton “I don’t understand why you’re doing this.” Valeria spoke in hushed tones, though no one other than Nolan was within earshot. “Because I can.” Nolan’s fingers worked against the cuff on his …

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