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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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    Fiction: Retirement Options

    by  • May 20, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Retirement Options"

    An excerpt from the journals of former Intergalactic Police (IGP) Agent Irene Magnus, as provided by Sam Crane Art by Luke Spooner “Cheers!” I clinked my round tumbler against the whiskey bottle with a little plink! and knocked back a third of what was in my glass. “Leave the bottle” had been the smartest...

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    Fiction: Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction

    by  • May 13, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ice Words, Fire Fonts, and Other Scripts Unwritten by Human Hands, An Introduction"

    An essay by Dr. T. van E. Tengbergen, as provided by Tais Teng Art by Leigh Legler From the Institute for Nonsapient Linguistics: Fire fonts are most often discovered in burned roof beams: traceries in slightly shinier carbon. Messages range from: “She certainly looked beautiful, but she didn’t want to die alone” to “Never smoke...

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