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Friday flash fiction – Everyone Dreams, Nobody Quits

Alison Trent listens to the bone-shuddering cries of the Stalker echo across the overgrown campus, waiting for the chance to sacrifice herself.  She doesn’t know if the Stalker can be destroyed. Even the Yau, who were ancient long before life … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Raku’s Dawn

When Princess Raku woke from her slumber, the world had changed. Where were the courtiers who should bring her uniform? Where was the barber who must harvest her wild tresses? Where, above all, was her mother, who was supposed to … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – The Witch of the Forlorn Edifice

It was her boots who complained the most. She couldn’t take more than two steps up the mountain without her boots registering some grievance, or so it seemed to Jeralzine Stewpot. “Be careful on those loose rocks! Do you want … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – All of Us are Haunted

Everyone has ghosts. All of us are haunted. Everyone has demons. Our secrets wait to strike. Everyone’s a vampire. Our desires destroy the ones we love. Everyone’s a werewolf. We all have that other side. – All of Us are … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Commander Cello and the Myth of Terran Neutrality

Days of tedious deliberations on behalf of all human life finally provoked Commander Adeline Cello to consider alternatives to diplomacy. Faced with the unacceptable prospect of peaceful coexistence with alien invaders, she decided her best negotiating tactic would be to … Continue reading

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