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28 October 2017
Anime & Manga
Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin) the 2013 anime was adapted from the eponymous manga, created by Hajime Isayama. The series began in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on September 9, 2009 and has been collected into 17 tankoban volumes as...
28 October 2017
Anime & Manga
Mushishi is the title of an anime that I watched sometime ago.The anime is derived from the eponymous manga by Yuki Urushibara. This transporting story has spawned two anime series and a live-action movie.Mushishi occupies an imaginary timeline set s...
28 October 2017
Anime & Manga
Red Data Girl is the brain child of Noriko Ogiwara. The fantasy novel series was adapted into an anime which aired from April through June of 2013.As the story goes, Izumiko Suzuhara is a 15-year-old girl who was raised at Tamakura Shrine, part of th...
27 October 2017
Showcase
Genesis Science Fiction Magazine touts itself as the conduit for unapologetic Black expression, and rightfully so. Genesis Science Fiction Magazine highlights, celebrates, and develops science fiction, speculative fiction, sword and soul, fantasy, ho...
Saturday, 28 October 2017 11:06

Twilight

Gray clouds hung low in the colorless sky as he watched a group of teenagers clambered down the street littered with rusted and mangled vehicular bodies.   Houses on both sides of the disintegrating asphalt stood in various wretched shapes.   Woods warped.  Windows smashed or missing. Vinyl sidings bent like painful hang-nails.

Like Rome, another giant had fallen.  

Published in Flash Fiction
Friday, 22 September 2017 15:04

Big Voice

Terry could hear the clickety-click of the prosthetic leggings on Number 876’s spacesuit as she ambled down the ship’s corridor. The octopi didn’t really care about names. Terry called Number 876 Klara because it made her feel better to call her partner something other than a number. The nickname scrawled on Klara’s helmet in radical ink had been her own choice though.

Published in Flash Fiction
Saturday, 23 September 2017 14:59

Perish the Thought

“If this boat hits one more swell, I swear I’ll hurl that slop they called breakfast back up on the deck.”

Venus–AKA Captain Eyepatch’s gravelly complaint dragged Terra back to the here and now.

Published in Flash Fiction
Saturday, 23 September 2017 14:56

Going Dark

Dran’s sphere flickered then steadily started to glow. Finally, the signal was strong enough for live-talk again. Frantic, he fumbled with it–fingers shaky.

“Wheela! What in the stars happened? Answer already!”

Published in Flash Fiction
Saturday, 23 September 2017 14:54

Fisher's Killer

Delores couldn’t hear the worst of the rain from the brig but she could smell it in the air. The wind was boisterous. The ship’s iron bough rocked and rolled with the turbulent waves. Beneath all that, the subtle thunder created by the weight of water stole in and squatted in her bones. A single light bulb had been strung from the ceiling. It swung madly to and fro. It was hypnotic, wreaked havoc with her logic circuit. Her vision kept wavering in and out.

Published in Flash Fiction
Friday, 22 September 2017 19:07

Space Age Mermaid

Sulily sleeps suspended inside a transparent, cylindrical womb filled with luminous blue fluid. Her suit sticks to her body like a second skin and has knobby nodes that run up the length of her spine and end at the soft helmet’s base at the back of her neck. From the center of the helmet, wires fan outward and upward, gathering at the control center at the top of the container. Sulily’s mouth and nose are covered by a breathing apparatus with a serpentine root that coils and stretches down to the base of the cylinder.

Published in Flash Fiction
Friday, 22 September 2017 18:41

Lightning Bug

When Bug was six, she got kicked in the head by a horse. By all accounts, that’s how she should have died. That she lived was a tiny miracle but it’s an old story, the one about how she went blind. When she was twelve, she got her brand new cybernetic eyes. You could even call it a brand new lease on life.

Published in Flash Fiction

LATEST FLASH FICTION

  • The Head
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    The Head

    Penny, the new kid on the block, stood in front of an old, rickety house along with two new-found friends.

    She swallowed hard as she stepped up to the front door.

    “Don’t be a scaredy cat and go in!” Darla called out.

    Inside the dank-smelling entryway, cobwebs littered every nook and cranny.  Dark and not a living soul present as the young girl walked down a hallway.

    A movement on her right caused Penny to pause.

    On the long, narrow table sat a huge glass platter with a steel cover.

    The cover rattled ever so slightly.

    Written on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:44 in Flash Fiction Be the first to comment! Read 212 times Read more...
  • Twilight
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    Twilight

    Gray clouds hung low in the colorless sky as he watched a group of teenagers clambered down the street littered with rusted and mangled vehicular bodies.   Houses on both sides of the disintegrating asphalt stood in various wretched shapes.   Woods warped.  Windows smashed or missing. Vinyl sidings bent like painful hang-nails.

    Like Rome, another giant had fallen.  

    Written on Saturday, 28 October 2017 11:06 in Flash Fiction Be the first to comment! Read 202 times Read more...
  • The Pocket Watch
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    The Pocket Watch

    Rob gripped the steering wheel as he watched a brown leaf roll across the gray hood. His haggard face covered with salt and pepper beard helped conceal the white scar across his right cheek. He stared ahead as he half-listened to the car radio.

    “The President is expected to address the nation tonight for the final time.” The radio garbled. “Before leaving with his family to an undisclosed location.”

    He leaned over and changed the stations.

    Written on Friday, 27 October 2017 12:24 in Flash Fiction Be the first to comment! Read 280 times Read more...

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