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Friday flash fiction – A Conversation on Waking

Francesca Kincaid’s first words upon waking from nearly two years asleep were, “Where’s Alison?” Another six months have passed between hearing the answer and this moment, when Francesca sets a foot on a creaky Florida porch step just as Alison … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – The Giant of the Foetid Marsh

“It’s a simple quest, really,” the witch told Jeralzine Stewpot as she conjured a portal of shimmering shadow just beyond the outhouse. “By way of preparation, the Princes require certain artefacts of power. You and I will recover one from … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – Both Ends of the Lifeline

Francesca hasn’t fallen. There’s nowhere to fall. She’s in a place between the pull of gravity and the listless drift of space. She’s between light and dark, perfectly able to see there’s nothing to see. Except the Stalker. She’s alone … 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 – 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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