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    Fiction: Behind Closed Doors

    by  • July 22, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a scientist holding a long report printout.

    An essay by Emilia O. Anthony, as provided by Johanna B. Stumpf Art by Luke Spooner I swipe my key card in front of the keypad and wait. A short beep and a small green light indicate access has been granted. A hydraulic hum sounds almost inconceivably, and the two metal doors in front...

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    Fiction: In Hindsight

    by  • July 15, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Decatur Scott, as provided by Shana Ross Art by Justine McGreevy July/August 2055   Q: What technology or scientific advancement was the biggest mistake in human history?   Carey Murphy, research and development, Kinetic Informatics Using quantum entanglement to power garage door openers. I mean, I hate changing batteries on a...

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    Fiction: Do You Remember How To Fly?

    by  • July 8, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Jay Callum, as provided by Paul Stansbury Art by Leigh Legler “Do you remember how to fly?” was how Froug started the conversation. His question caught me off guard. I had been working as a weekend orderly at Wrighthaven Hospital for barely two months. College was costly, and I needed the...

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    Fiction: Off the Shelf

    by  • July 1, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Memos from Yvonne Kulas, as provided by Kathryn Yelinek Art by America Jones To all staff, Abbottsville Public Library Subject: September missing books list Writing Your Perfect Online Dating Profile by Mindi Pepperberg. 306.7302 P294W Date missing: 9/27/2017 Note: Only one book reported missing this month! ~

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    Fiction: The Fae Catcher’s Tale

    by  • June 24, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Fae Catcher's Tale"

    An account by Hunter, as provided by Kiyomi Appleton Gaines Art by Leigh Legler The following account was provided to me by an individual identifying himself only as Hunter, and “problem solver of a more cryptic nature, if you catch my meaning.” I approached him in a tavern and presented myself as representing a...

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    Fiction: Prisoner

    by  • June 10, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a man floating in orbit around a planet.

    An essay by Inmate Number 140129, as provided by Curtis C. Chen Art by Leigh Legler Here comes the sun. For a few seconds, as the blinding light thaws my body, it’s bearable. Almost comfortable. Then I’m on fire for the next forty-five minutes, boiling hot until I fall back into the shadow of the...

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    Fiction: The Light of Their Lives

    by  • June 3, 2019 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Art for "The Light of Their Lives"

    An essay by Skioring Lamb, as provided by Boris Glikman Art by Luke Spooner It was perhaps inevitable that some bright spark in the Research and Development Department of a certain internationally famous company would, during a brainstorming session, come up with the idea of a beverage consisting solely of pure light. The essential...

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