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

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The Firebringer

Apr 2, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy mythology steampunk adventure

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

La Paz boat sunset.
Cerise Sky Memories

Feb 28, 2019 · 953 words (4 minutes) · 74 views

Science Fiction sci-fi near future memory biotech

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

windmills on sunset background
A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 45 views

Science Fiction Love post-apocalypse flash list marriage bittersweet

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

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

Jan 1, 2019 · 4,061 words (15 minutes) · 84 views

Science Fiction Love first person POV cyborg artificial intelligence spaceship futuristic

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
The Astronaut of the Shalott

Nov 30, 2018 · 1,858 words (7 minutes) · 158 views

Classic Science Fiction first person POV artificial intelligence spaceship retelling arthurian

A woman isolated in space longs for a way to connect with humanity.

Ocean clouds seen from space
Change for the Changelings

Oct 31, 2018 · 486 words (2 minutes) · 133 views

Classic Fantasy second person POV fairy tale fae revenge flash

A pair of young women, swapped at birth by fae, meet for the first time.

Time Travelers Anonymous

Sep 22, 2018 · 1,078 words (4 minutes) · 238 views

Humor Science Fiction Strange flash time travel near-future

A group of time travel addicts gather for a meeting to talk through their time-travel-related issues.

Taller Bloc
Britannica in Dust

Aug 28, 2018 · 694 words (3 minutes) · 209 views

Science Fiction flash first person POV post-apocalyptic

A girl learns a hard truth about history from a set of old encyclopedias.


Featured July 31, 2018

The Six Hundred Universes of Jenny Zars

Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 666 views

Humor Science Fiction Strange time travel food alternate universes escape

A dimension-hopper keeps a journal of her travels as she explores other universes as an escape from her own less-than-ideal one.

I started biking out of necessity. Coming back to school was a task in itself and now I had no car to get there. Luckily when I moved to Marquette, Michigan I knew I could find a place close to campus within biking distance. I should have planned it out better - I went from casual biking to streamlining down Third Street along side cars and trucks to get to class on time. Eventually I got the hang of it and now I’m not the one resting against the wall. My thighs have never looked better.

Featured July 4, 2018

Lava Cake for the Apocalypse

Jun 26, 2018 · 855 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 491 views

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Generations after leaving Earth, a recipe for cake brings humanity back.

Chef’s Station