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    Fiction: Pygmalion

    by  • August 19, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a woman with parts made to look like computer glitches. A silhouette of a person stands in the forground.

    An essay by Jon, as provided by Faith Consiglio Art by Luke Spooner It’s been seven months since I gave consent. I still haven’t seen any of the money they promised. Soon, I’m thinking, it can’t go on forever, right? I sit across from the lipstick-clad woman, who’s eyeing me with her legs crossed....

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    Fiction: A Catchy Little Tune

    by  • August 5, 2019 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Photo of a sound board with images of DNA strands and chemistry equipment above it.

    From the blog of Arthur Plague: singer/songwriter, creative genius (lapsed), as provided by Alan Bennington Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye Saturday: Farewell Abbey. Well, what a hoot! Finally arrived in this God-forsaken place just after two, to find it’s not so bad after all. I booked it a while ago, just after my latest diagnosis....

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    Fiction: Claridge of the Klondike

    by  • July 29, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a steampunk robot wearing a shirt and tie.

    An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Leigh Legler London, 1898 The Solicitor took Father’s will from the hand of an automaton standing next to the desk. He waved the machine away and began reading. “To Euphemia Thorniwork, my Pheemie, my only daughter, I leave whatever money is in...

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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 • 1 Comment

    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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