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Fiction: Tempo Rubato

An essay by an unnamed musician, as provided by Jonathan Danz Art by Errow Collins Tonight, backstage is too hot, too dark, too much like some high-ceilinged mausoleum straight out of one of those old Friday night TV horror shows. … Continue reading

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Fiction: On a Cure for Werewolf Bites

From the research journals of Louis Pasteur, as told by David Harrison Art by Leigh Legler 12 August 1889 A man was brought to my Institut late tonight. Three foreigners brought the man to the front gates, gravely wounded. The … Continue reading

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Fiction: Pygmalion

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? … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Improbable Case of the Were-Hydra

By Temperance D. Lamplighter, Laboratory Assistant, as related by Deborah L. Davitt Art by Leigh Legler The job posting that led me to apply for a position with Dr. Hieronymus H. Featherstone should have been warning enough. It alluded to … Continue reading

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Fiction: A Catchy Little Tune

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 … Continue reading

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Fiction: Claridge of the Klondike

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. … Continue reading

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Fiction: Behind Closed Doors

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 … Continue reading

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Fiction: In Hindsight

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 … Continue reading

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Fiction: Do You Remember How To Fly?

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 … Continue reading

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Fiction: Off the Shelf

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 … Continue reading

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