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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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#blessed

Published Nov 10, 2019 · 811 words (3 minutes) · 307 views

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

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Taking a selfie, Samsung phone

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One Who Does Not Sleep

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 3,048 words (12 minutes) · 366 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) · 290 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 · 363 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) · 394 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) · 439 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) · 420 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) · 242 views

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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) · 1 like · 497 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 · 404 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.