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Wendy Nikel

Space explorer, time traveler, wanderer of eerie places

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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 series of time travel novellas, beginning with THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Stardust

Published Jun 15, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 62 views

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When the inventor of a space elevator dies of in an epidemic, her family says goodbye to her in an unusual way.

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All the Days We Can't Leave Behind

Published Apr 17, 2020 · 873 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 178 views

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When a tragedy is “rewound” with the help of time travel, a couple finds they still must cope with the emotions it brings.

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Always Let Your Dragon Fly First Class

Published Mar 19, 2020 · 1,706 words (7 minutes) · 116 views

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It isn’t easy taking a dragon on vacation…

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I'm Sorry I Couldn't Make it True

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 1,983 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views

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A teen uses her brother’s time travel machine to try to “fix” her one big regret.

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Questions Posed in an Alien Tongue

Published Jan 15, 2020 · 1,286 words (5 minutes) · 4 likes · 523 views

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At age five, she survived a crash landing on an alien planet. At age twenty, she's charged with learning what brought her ship here. But the answers may permanently change her relationship with her keepers—or are they her captors?

Wendy Nikel, tea aficionado and flash fiction expert, has published dozens of short stories in venues such as Nature Futures, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. Her time travel novella, THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press.

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I was experimenting with water, cooking oil and different color patterns displayed by an old iPad. I like the "jupiterian vibe" of this particular bubble.

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The Mature Starlet's Guide to Making a Comeback

Published Dec 3, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 182 views

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When it comes to getting a second chance at life, Eleanor Ridgeway doesn’t fight fair.

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#blessed

Published Nov 10, 2019 · 811 words (3 minutes) · 186 views

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A new mom gets caught up in the world of social media.

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One Who Does Not Sleep

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 3,048 words (12 minutes) · 260 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) · 199 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 · 266 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.