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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A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 7 views

Science Fiction Love post-apocalypse flash list

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

heart-shaped red and beige pendant
Canary's Refuge

Jan 1, 2019 · 4,061 words (15 minutes) · 31 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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person inside of cave
The Astronaut of the Shalott

Nov 30, 2018 · 1,858 words (7 minutes) · 66 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.

view of Earth and satellite
Change for the Changelings

Oct 31, 2018 · 486 words (2 minutes) · 93 views

Classic Fantasy flash second person POV fairy tale fae revenge

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

woman running on brown road covered with green leaf trees

Sep 22, 2018 · 2,938 words (11 minutes) · 10 views

Fantasy Strange post-apocalyptic

A retired conductor takes one last train ride to escape an airborne epidemic.

trees on mountain
Time Travelers Anonymous

Sep 22, 2018 · 1,078 words (4 minutes) · 141 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.

people meeting in room
Britannica in Dust

Aug 28, 2018 · 694 words (3 minutes) · 166 views

Science Fiction flash first person POV post-apocalyptic

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

close view of The Compact Encyclopedia collection

Featured July 31, 2018

The Six Hundred Universes of Jenny Zars

Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 611 views

Humor Science Fiction

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

yellow and purple bicycle near white wall at daytime

Featured July 4, 2018

Lava Cake for the Apocalypse

Jun 26, 2018 · 855 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 445 views

Science Fiction list spaceship post-apocalpytic far-future nebula recommended reading list food

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

black mortar and pestle beside brown box in top view photography
The Ashes With Which We Paint You

Apr 12, 2018 · 700 words (3 minutes) · 275 views

Science Fiction Strange first person POV post-apocalyptic survival elephant

A group of unusual survivors struggles with what to do after a cataclysmic event that leaves them alone, without those whom they’d counted on to protect them.

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