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Marie Vibbert

Marie Vibbert predominantly writes snarky stories with robots, space ships, and blue collar sensibilities.

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Besides writing stories for markets like Analog and F&SF, poems, comics, and video games, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team. Follow her @mareasie on twitter

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The Willing Body, the Reluctant Heart

Published Nov 21, 2019 · 1,852 words (7 minutes) · 78 views

Science Fiction Alien

A body collects friends heart, lung, and brain to seek out these strange new aliens who seem to have only one intelligence per body. AnLab Reader’s Choice Finalist! Printed in Chinese in Science Fiction World November, 2019

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Brain Trust

Published Jul 3, 2019 · 3,980 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 168 views

Science Fiction

This was my very first sold short story. I wrote it shortly after my wedding in Vietnam in 2001. Or I should say, I had already been working on the premise (the coopting of poor or third-world minds for distributed computing nodes, unappreciated minds become exploited labor) and a week in my mother-in-law's house made me change the setting.

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Hanoi street

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The Pits

Updated Jun 5, 2019 · 15,330 words (56 minutes) · 1 like · 120 views

Fantasy Humor Romance erotica explicit orcs

Orc porn! A high fantasy erotic romp. This is a gift to my subscribers to apologize for removing the previous orcporn epic. By reading this story you affirm you are at least 18 years of age, okay?

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Quirks

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 3,430 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 284 views

Science Fiction near future labor unions

Collective Bargaining and Direct Memory Transfer -- watch out for the quirks.

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The First Trebuchet on Mars

Published Jan 2, 2019 · 2,326 words (9 minutes) · 3 likes · 306 views

Science Fiction

Life is hard in a Mars research colony, but there's still downtime and plenty of boredom, which is why Jill Cooper built the first trebuchet catapult on Mars.

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Desert Craters

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The Wrong Way to do the Right Thing

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 4,073 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 323 views

Science Fiction

This story was written for a shared-world anthology, one intended to have a plot arc through it. I tried to advance that arc while also giving my readers some fun things to enjoy, and bring in a character from an earlier story.

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The Time Mechanic

Published Aug 3, 2018 · 4,060 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 980 views

Humor Science Fiction Historical

A hapless tourist with a malfunctioning time machine has no choice but to beg help from Holly, a Prohibition-era mechanic in Dogleg Lick, Kentucky. Don’t miss this exuberant story by Marie Vibbert: 20-time published author, rollercoaster enthusiast, and former member of the Cleveland Fusion women’s football team.

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Butterflies on Barbed Wire

Published May 31, 2018 · 3,953 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 522 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

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Hold the Moment

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 3,875 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 546 views

Science Fiction

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