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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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Canary's Refuge

Published Jan 1, 2019 · 4,061 words (15 minutes) · 508 views

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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) · 714 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 · 496 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) · 1096 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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Britannica in Dust

Published Aug 28, 2018 · 694 words (3 minutes) · 630 views

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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 · 1261 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.
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Lava Cake for the Apocalypse

Published Jun 26, 2018 · 855 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 959 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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The Ashes With Which We Paint You

Published Apr 12, 2018 · 700 words (3 minutes) · 680 views

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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) · 880 views

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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) · 796 views

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

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