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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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Charybdis

Published Dec 18, 2017 · 557 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 831 views

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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 · 731 views

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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 · 1539 views

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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) · 685 views

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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) · 736 views

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

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Rain Like Diamonds

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 1,276 words (5 minutes) · 706 views

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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) · 843 views

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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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Let Me Sleep When I Die

Published Sep 19, 2017 · 886 words (4 minutes) · 912 views

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When new technology enables humanity to live forever, an elderly war veteran makes a case for a more natural death.

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https://unsplash.com/@ic03r was inspired by some blacklight photographs he found on pinterest. We suggested that we could use the colors as sparcles to create a stunning galaxy feel. That is the outcome. We plan to do another series following real star signs on face and body.

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The Tea-Space Continuum

Published Sep 18, 2017 · 1,721 words (7 minutes) · 3 likes · 957 views

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A professor researches what happens to all those cups of tea that go missing.

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Sardines in a Tin Can

Published Sep 17, 2017 · 1,541 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 722 views

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A group of laborers on a distant planet plot their escape from their work camp.

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