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The Martian Chronicles The Earth Men

Brittany Hause The Martian Chronicles The Earth Men four men from Earth ungentlemanly unreasonable four angry voices the captain and his crew lying wildly the captain like his men frightful-looking I have to tell everyone find someone who’ll listen the … Continue reading

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Crossover Point

“Crossover Point” by Cheryl Barkauskas The angels were falling from the sky. They were beautiful at dawn, when out of darkness they fractured the first cold morning sunbeams into millions of tiny rainbows: crystal pinwheels spinning through the air. But … Continue reading

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La Belle a la Bête

Brittany Hause La Belle a la Bête with apologies to Gertrude Stein             … lui dit: «La Belle, voulez-vous être ma femme?»             Elle fut quelque tems sans répondre:             elle avait peur d’exciter la colère du monstre, en le … Continue reading

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The Consequential Effects of Practiced Penmanship

“The Consequential Effects of Practiced Penmanship” by Marc A. Criley Time cracks and uhrbuchs rustle. I look up from a half-penciled illustration. Willy Arnold stands outside my bindery’s one way glass door, stock still. Right side profile of a stone … Continue reading

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Skullboogie

“Skullboogie” by Ville Meriläinen Even before she grew a clock over her heart, Alcine was a little different from those around her. While her peers lived in houses where they used every room, she and her mother dwelled in an … Continue reading

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Sentinel

Hester J. Rook Sentinel The silence is soft a velveteen stillness. She is studded with iolite and stainless steel laid out neat from crown to sole arms folded across her waist. Gleaming silvered and ensorcelled I cannot tell if she … Continue reading

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The ADF Project

“The AFD Project” by Andrew Jensen Victor the Observer watched the man in the ridiculous hat apologize. He was at a distance, but his equipment allowed him to hear each word clearly. “I don’t know what’s gotten into her,” the … Continue reading

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The Last Trap

“The Last Trap” by Simon Kewin Swan halted half-way up the wall of the North Tower of Emperor Xanthe’s palace. The wind had picked up for a moment, gusts threatening to pluck her off and hurl her to the distant … Continue reading

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Flotsam

“Flotsam” by Anthony Bell Mom always nagged me to be careful because I ran around barefoot. The sand felt nice between my toes—but¸ I’d tell her, it wasn’t only that: shoes were hard to come by, so I was doing … Continue reading

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Walking on the Sea of Clouds

Walking on the Sea of Clouds by Gray Rinehart (Wordfire Press)   If you’ve ever wanted to be a colonist on the moon, this is as close as you will ever get without going there yourself. Fans of The Martian … Continue reading

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