Author Archives: Mad Scientist Journal

Fiction: The Skitterer: An Impression of an Imaginary Companion

An essay by Titus Rodriguez, Ph.D., as provided by G. D. Watry Art by Leigh Legler Abstract: For decades, myriad parapsychologists have pondered the role of so-called “imaginary companions” (IC) in cases concerning poltergeist activity. Though we may theorize the … Continue reading

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Fiction: Time and Again

An essay by an unnamed assistant, as provided by Stephen D. Rogers Art by Errow Collins First of all, it wasn’t my fault. And even if it were my fault, it was an accident. I never meant to bend time … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – September 2019

In September we launched our next-to-last quarterly, sent out copies to patrons and contributors, and finished up I Didn’t Break the Lamp.

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Fiction: Smudge

An essay by the daughter of Hershel Conway, as provided by Jane Abbott Art by Luke Spooner My father was called a crazy man. More than that–a mad scientist. Although I considered such terms to be insults, I admittedly never … Continue reading

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Fiction: Patent THIS

From the self-published 49-page masterpiece Beer and Bioelectronics: Memoirs (Plural) of a Part-time Science Bro, by Dr. Toomani Katzenstuff. Excerpted by Zandra Renwick Art by Leigh Legler “Chaaaaarlie!” I bellowed, thundering up from the yard, brandishing the potato overhead like an … Continue reading

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Fiction: Noise

An essay by Unnamed Crystalline Sample #1, as provided by John A. McColley Art by Ariel Alian Wilson My first awareness in this plane was a buzz, a vibration that ran through my body. At first it was novel, different … Continue reading

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Fiction: Professor Robot

An Essay by Professor Clive as provided by Stuart Webb Art by Leigh Legler It has been six months since the end of the world, and I am very bored. Humans think of boredom as an emotion, and I am … Continue reading

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Fiction: Marked

An essay by Rhiann, as provided by M A Smith Art by Luke Spooner Life as a pick-pocket is much easier when you are in possession of six arms. I followed in the family business, so to speak, and relocated … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – August 2019

This month was about final touches on both the Autumn 2019 quarterly and I Didn’t Break the Lamp.

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Fiction: Classroom Experiment

Transcription of an accidental recording made by a home assistant device and sent to the email address of Dr. Marguerite Van Neelsing, a leading ethicist in the field of psychology.[1] Dr. Van Neelsing and Dr. Cecilia Kennedy, a language expert, … Continue reading

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