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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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Friday flash fiction – Anarchy (in the EA)

In a grimy Soho bar in November 1975, nobody recognised her when the heir to the Empire of Albion walked in. As a human-saurian hybrid fashionably dressed in nearly-shredded jeans and a tartan waistcoat, she drew no particular attention. She … Continue reading

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Friday flash fiction – A Dispatch from the War for Xmas

We could call in an airstrike on the Alfkin stronghold, but the Gift is inside. Besides the engines on X25-12 Candystripe Strike Fighters don’t hold up to Antarctic conditions. Me and my squad hunker down to plan the assault. Back … Continue reading

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