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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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The Firebringer

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes) · 58 views

Fantasy mythology steampunk adventure

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) · 304 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 · 244 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) · 341 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

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The Astronaut of the Shalott

Published Nov 30, 2018 · 1,858 words (7 minutes) · 493 views

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

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Change for the Changelings

Published Oct 31, 2018 · 486 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 336 views

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

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Time Travelers Anonymous

Published Sep 22, 2018 · 1,078 words (4 minutes) · 711 views

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

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Taller Bloc

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Britannica in Dust

Published Aug 28, 2018 · 694 words (3 minutes) · 428 views

Science Fiction flash first person POV post-apocalyptic

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

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The Six Hundred Universes of Jenny Zars

Published Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 951 views

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In a thousand different universes, the possibilities to remake your life might as well be endless. Wendy Nikel, crack author and tea aficionado, creates beautifully-constructed, gem-like short stories. Read fifteen of them on Curious Fictions.

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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

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Lava Cake for the Apocalypse

Published Jun 26, 2018 · 855 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 747 views

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What’s the recipe for a world worth saving? This “Lava Cake for the Apocalypse” may taste bittersweet. Author Wendy Nikel is a managing editor at Flash Fiction Online, winner of the Baen Memorial Award, and has over a dozen stories available on Curious Fictions. Go explore some stories!

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