Author Archives: Lexifab

One Bite at a Time

Time gets away from you while your back is turned. We’re already three weeks into 2019 and I’m already miles behind where I want to be. I have at least three short stories in variously unfinished states. I have a … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Argus

At dawn every morning, Alexi Leadbeater rises alone, stokes the boilers, loads the camera and autocannons, and pilots the Midnight Sonnet toward the Argus Jungle, to search for Vijay. Harroway, the squadron commander, doesn’t approve of these excursions. The war … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – In the Desert of Dry Tears

Two riders crossed the Desert of Dry Tears, whipping their mounts with a fierce urgency. The taller of the two was a Tythri woman with hard hands and dusky skin, called the approaching storm Ghul’akkar, the Bone Scourge. The towering … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – The Antlion’s Nest and the Magpie Stratagem

The official cartographic record of the SPF Destroyer Queen Ranavalona referred to the thick band of icy, dusty rocks as Asteroid Belt KFPK-9, but when someone dubbed it “The Antlion’s Nest”, the name stuck. It was, decided Captain Herrea Talakhamani, … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Last Year Tomorrow

“There’s a problem with the New Year,” Penny McAlister told the new director. “Apparently it’s on hold.” Bill Temple had spent the entire night on the phone to the Minister’s office, working his way through a thirty year old bottle … Continue reading

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