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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 Ashes With Which We Paint You

Published Apr 12, 2018 · 700 words (3 minutes) · 517 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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Photo taken in Addo Elephant National Park. After a whole day in the park, we saw these beautiful animals walking down the sunset.

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The Crow in the Pine

Published Feb 12, 2018 · 1,215 words (5 minutes) · 671 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction contemporary Love first person POV bird animal sentimental

A crow with a penchant for shiny things builds a collection of sentimental objects.

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Gazing into the Horizon

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One Year Later

Published Dec 18, 2017 · 736 words (3 minutes) · 553 views

Humor Science Fiction flash time travel near-future

Ruth Baker’s ex shows up at her door… months after his death.

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Romantic rose from above

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Charybdis

Published Dec 18, 2017 · 557 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 588 views

Fantasy Humor Strange flash retelling mythology

The real story of what happened when Odysseus encountered Charybdis.

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Between the Lines

Published Dec 6, 2017 · 266 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 563 views

Fantasy Romance Love Strange flash fiction meta

An unexpected romance is found between the lines of a book.

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A Song to Charm the Beasts

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,093 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 1249 views

Classic Fantasy western marriage retelling deal with the devil mythology music gender-swapped weird west

In "A Song to Charm the Beasts," Ofira must play the fiddle to save the one she loves in this wild west retelling of a classic myth, full of hope and loss and howling desert wind. Wendy Nikel, short story sorcerer and tea drinker extraordinaire, recently released a time travel novella called "The Continuum," available from World Weaver Press.

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my fiancées violin. old, sounds good even when combined with metal guitars for my music…

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The Shape-Shifter's Mother

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,226 words (5 minutes) · 474 views

Fantasy magic animals bittersweet mother parenting childhood

A woman struggles to raise her child who’s never quite the same two days in a row.

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Razbliuto in Ink

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 998 words (4 minutes) · 541 views

Science Fiction Romance Love rock star tattoo sci-fi space travel near future music space bittersweet astronaut

An astronaut and a rock star get tattoos that measure the strength of their love for each other.

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Tattoed arms holding a white rose

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Rain Like Diamonds

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,276 words (5 minutes) · 519 views

Fantasy royalty fairy tale prophecy food sacrifice magic bittersweet dragon queen

When a dragon lays waste to her kingdom, a Queen must find a solution to the resulting famine.

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The Memory Ward

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 949 words (4 minutes) · 567 views

Science Fiction secrets Strange friendship revenge sci-fi near future memory

In the near-future, an elderly woman with a past extracts her most precious memories so as not to lose them.

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