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    A Gift of Life and Death

    by  • April 10, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Mira Delmer, as provided by Caroline von Schmalensee Art by Shannon Legler Last night, everything changed. I’d got to the bit where I tell Roland about how I met his father when, out of the deep blue, he said, “But Kraken’s a myth. He’s not real.” He’s six–it could have happened...

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    Stheno

    by  • April 3, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Stheno the Gorgon, as provided by Marnie Azzarelli Art by Luke Spooner “Brave soul, walking by herself in this neighborhood at night,” the passenger in a gray mini-van commented to her driving friend as I crossed the intersection in front of them. They are more afraid of me than I am of them....

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    Grimalkin and Hound

    by  • March 27, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by May Hayashi, as provided by Laura Duerr Art by Justine McGreevy “So! You’re May, right? What do you do?” Brianne asks. She’s standing a little too close, hanging on to every word I say, smiling nonstop like she’s in conversation with her very best friend. I manage to not roll my...

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    The Physics of Decluttering

    by  • March 20, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    The Physics of Decluttering

    Keynote address presented by Doctor Seeya Laterbro Transcription services provided by Lisha E. Goldberg Art by Dawn Vogel Good morning. I am delighted to speak to all of you today at the International Symposium for Highly Frustrated Physicists. It’s been a wonderful conference, so far. Although I have to admit, I’m getting a little...

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    The Inverse Polygraph: A New Device for Implanting Thought Patterns

    by  • March 13, 2017 • Fiction • 1 Comment

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    An essay by Professor Josef Austin, as provided by Candida Spillard Art by Luke Spooner (Paper to have been submitted by Professor Josef Austin of Harvard, currently on secondment to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, to “IEEE Transactions, Medical Devices,” but withdrawn having been found to contain Classified material. This copy provided by Candida...

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    The Snakes or the Humans?

    by  • March 6, 2017 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    The Snakes or the Humans?

    An essay by Professor Chester Willis, as provided by Calvin Demmer Art by Shannon Legler How does one ask forgiveness for potentially killing the entire human race? That is a question I have pondered all morning. Would you believe me if I said it all started because of a simple request from Clara, my...

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    The Hazards of Owning a Unicorn

    by  • February 27, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    A press release from Genetisus, as provided by Lyn Godfrey Art by Ariel Alian Wilson Tired of age-old boring normal pets? Are you frustrated with all the “fake” cyborg animals on the market these days? Have you been burned by crossed wires and so-called “intelligent” AI? Well, we at the NoRobo Pets division of...

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    The Case Of Henrietta Beauchanson

    by  • February 20, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    The Case of Henrietta Beauchanson

    An essay by Professor Philip Fowler, as provided by Jimmy Bernard Art by Errow Collins The tale that will be described here is one of tragedy and mystery intertwined. For many years, people have wondered about the fate of Henrietta Beauchanson, widow of the late oil magnate, Philip Beauchanson. The facts concerning her demise...

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    The Frozen Hive of Her Mind

    by  • February 13, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Elise Tanner, as provided by Deborah Walker Art by Luke Spooner My sister came to my mother’s funeral. She stood at the gates, watching my uncles carrying the coffin from the flower-lined hearse. She was a pale ghost, standing apart from the rest of the mourners. Rose looked exactly as I remembered her....

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    X X

    by  • February 6, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by an anonymous witness, as provided by Liam Hogan Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye I lost the man I loved. I threw myself into my work, knowing I would get over him. I was wrong. ~ My life was a pale shadow, the only hints of brightness my memories of him, of us....

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