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Michael McCormick

Mike McCormick writes literary and science fiction in his Batman pajamas

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Michael McCormick's award-winning fiction, poetry, and articles have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Mike & his wife Laura split their time between Saint Paul Minnesota and Lake Superior. They enjoy travel, hiking, Tai Chi, and perplexing cats. They have two grown daughters and a growing collection of books, vinyl records, ceramic owls, peculiar rocks, and other anachronisms.

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Wounded Sky

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 16 words (1 minute) · 25 views

Literary Fiction poetry haiku-boo

Happy Halloween! This spooky little pseudo-haiku won me my first poetry award and has since been reprinted many times.

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Twelfth Pilgrim

Published Aug 27, 2019 · 1,111 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 94 views

Fantasy magic faeries

On a holy pilgrimage, one of the pilgrims is not what she seems!

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Our God is a Jealous God

Published Jun 17, 2019 · 3,347 words (13 minutes) · 141 views

Fantasy Horror Monsters Native American

Ray Morningstar wanted nothing to do with the old ways of his ancestors... until his sister's life was on the line.

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Midnight scorpion

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Book of Changes

Published Mar 6, 2019 · 1,447 words (6 minutes) · 211 views

Literary Fiction Hiroshima

The I Ching (Book of Changes) is an ancient Eastern oracle that reveals the future in hexagrams of six solid or broken lines. But sometimes the future is a terrible thing. (This story was first published in Japan 20 years ago.)

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her grandfather survived the atomic bomb dropped here.

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The Golden Chariot of Oswald Grade 3

Published Jan 22, 2019 · 7,686 words (28 minutes) · 2 likes · 292 views

Science Fiction alternate history WWII JFK

"Lee Harvey Oswald squinted past spaceships parked on the desert outside the dome." So begins the strange tale of Kennedys, Oswalds, mysterious aliens, and a missile crisis.

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Shipwreck

Published Dec 10, 2018 · 169 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 290 views

Literary Fiction Love erotic in a wholesome sort of way

A stolen kiss can wreck worlds

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Snow, 2562

Published Oct 30, 2018 · 306 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 344 views

Science Fiction climate change cli-fi solarpunk hopepunk

In the year 2562, a mysterious manna falls from the sky.

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Cass at Eighty-Three

Published Sep 17, 2018 · 420 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 301 views

Literary Fiction

Life in the fast lane isn't for everybody

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Vintage car dashboard

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The Boy in the Giant Robot

Published Aug 20, 2018 · 1,110 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 354 views

Humor Science Fiction Robots old school sf feel good

Living inside a big strong robot is fun... at first

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Picture taken during the amsterdam light festival. Every one was taking pictures of the outside of the light installation, and this picture is result of what you can find inside the light installation.