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Slamnesia

“Slamnesia” by Ronald D. Ferguson “You have slamnesia.” Doctor Reynolds’s dour expression blends into the dark frame of his oiled-walnut office panels. His next words don’t improve my impression. “Worst case I’ve ever seen.” “That doesn’t sound good.” I don’t … Continue reading

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“The Toad’s Jewel” by Cat Rambo

The Toad’s Jewel  by Cat Rambo The toad knew there was a jewel in her head. She had not been told so by the philosopher who wrote many years ago: “It is a repugnant and venomous beast, but contains a … Continue reading

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“Sun, Moon, and Stars” by Abe Drayton

Sun, Moon, and Stars by Abe Drayton   “Sun, Moon, and Stars.” Lena wiped rain off her face and skimmed her fingertips over the damp, faded graffiti. She glanced up at the ruddy clouds above the skyscrapers, and stepped quietly … Continue reading

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“And the Lion said Shibboleth” by R.P.L. Johnson

  And the Lion said Shibboleth by R.P.L. Johnson “How can you steal from a species that has no concept of possessions?” I asked. The music in the bar was overpowering, but I was sure I’d heard her correctly. My … Continue reading

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Beyond the Wild Mountains

    Beyond the Wild Mountains by Conrad Steenkamp On the night that the aliens entered Jonno’s life, the men were out hunting wild cattle in the bush and he was huddling under his mother’s big hide blanket. He stared … Continue reading

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“Peaches in the Breeze” by Siobhan Gallagher

Peaches in the Breeze     by Siobhan Gallagher       If she kills the man with the red-jeweled hand, they might all go free. The snakes in her hair whisper hope, never promises. Yet…   Freedom.   She … Continue reading

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“If Sappho Studied Egyptology” by Alicia Cole

Alicia Cole If Sappho Studied Egyptology   winnowing grain from chaff, Anubis tosses three things aside: weak hearts, souls weighed down with sorrow, my lover who has killed me as surely as she’s stripped the olive tree     Copyrighted … Continue reading

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“The Lift Equation” by Alicia Cole

  Alicia Cole The Lift Equation  “ProSEDS was…designed to utilize the tether-generated current to provide limited spacecraft power. It is intended that this information will be of use for future tether mission and experiment designers.” -NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center … Continue reading

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Three Scifaiku by Simon Kewin

Simon Kewin Three Scifaiku cold aphelion ten billion miles from home dead starship drifting luminous beings their touch flickering rainbows fill your mind with light stargate opening a jump to heaven or hell but no one knows which    Copyrighted … Continue reading

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The Wanderer’s Chalice

The Wanderer’s Chalice           by Darrell Lindsey Stranded in a dimension faintly similar to Earth, he follows skulls of clouds through ragged skies, wanders endless miles with fire on his back & a sword in his psyche for those alien … Continue reading

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