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Wendy Nikel

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Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her time travel novella, THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com

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One Who Does Not Sleep

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 3,048 words (12 minutes) · 23 views

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When a bag of magical beans goes missing, a girl tasked with waking the city must confront the being she most fears.

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This shot was taken in the medieval Turku Castle, Finland. A group of Chinese tourists suddenly stormed the entrance as I were taking a couple of shots of the courtyard. Interesting though, this made the shot much better, as they appear to be very ghost-like, thanks to a long exposure. The visitors now became the Castle Ghosts in my photo.

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An Economy of Words

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 501 words (2 minutes) · 42 views

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A seamstress struggles to conserve her words in a world where each one is precious.

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I Am Fire; I Am Tears

Published Jul 29, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 74 views

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A dragon living under a curse stalks the princess who stole her throne.

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When I made a barbecue, I saw how a tree burns up and decided to take photo of it.

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Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 114 views

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A boy is bound by magic to keep the secrets of the Pharoah’s son.

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Plain Jane Learns to Knit Wormholes

Published May 31, 2019 · 786 words (3 minutes) · 150 views

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A group of church ladies has a tough decision to make when they accidentally open a portal through time.

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Knitting Needles & Yarn

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Dr. Optera's Intelligent Bugs

Published Apr 23, 2019 · 1,901 words (7 minutes) · 155 views

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Dr. Cole Optera’s experiments in teaching insects how to communicate has unexpected consequences which force him to re-think his idea.

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The Firebringer

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes)

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Amy Airlung, a young member of an airship crew, faces off against the mythical warship, the Firebringer

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La Paz boat sunset.

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Cerise Sky Memories

Published Feb 28, 2019 · 953 words (4 minutes) · 227 views

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A genetically engineered human discovers some of her implanted memories are real and goes in search of the person who gave them to her.

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A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Published Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 168 views

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A man sifts through the world’s ruined remains in search of the perfect gift for his wedding anniversary.

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Mixing a couple of my favorite hobbies: photography and making things like cute little hearts.

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Canary's Refuge

Published Jan 1, 2019 · 4,061 words (15 minutes) · 246 views

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A cyborg miner uncovers a rebellion plot against the sentient ship which has kept them alive since Earth’s demise.

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At The Cave’s Opening