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    The Fatalism of the Automatons

    by  • June 19, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An account by Captain Walter Budanov and Samuel Walter, as provided by Jon Hartless Art by Amanda Jones Captain Budanov’s diary, whaling vessel Demeter. October 4th, 1886 Three months now in these ice floes. Petersburg seems but a distant memory, one I despised when there with its drinking and dancing and shallow fun. But...

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    The New OPEC

    by  • May 29, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Ollie Garky, brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Luke Spooner Mr. (or Ms.) President: I have an important proposal for the leaders of the western nations. If they are wise enough to adopt my plan, the West can establish control over the world’s economy and have the...

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    The Fissure of Rolando

    by  • May 22, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye November, 1890 A splash of water in my face brought me round. I opened my eyes and sat up to find myself in the lecture theatre of Huxley College, Oxford, where a mathematics lecture was in progress. Spaulding, my fellow...

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    Lily in the Moonlight

    by  • May 8, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An account by Professor Fia McCauley, as told to Maureen Bowden Art by Luke Spooner My namesake, Saint Fiacra, is the patron saint of gardeners, so I was destined to be a botanist. I specialised in lilies, the loveliest of flowers, but their beauty has too brief a life before it suffers, in Shakespeare’s words,...

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    Waiting

    by  • May 1, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Riley, as provided by Eddie Newton Art by Amanda Jones Waiting. Always something difficult for me. I am more of an instant gratification kind of personality. But I learned a long time ago that there are some things worth waiting for. All sorts of people waited. A septuagenarian with a deviated...

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    Birthing Fire

    by  • April 24, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Dr. Henrik Ahlstrom, as provided by Dantzel Cherry Art by Shannon Legler DR27-6 wobbles one last time, and a crack laces across the marble shell, etched by a small egg tooth. White and red fluids spill out. The tooth saws back and forth a few times, then stops. I dim the...

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