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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.
Published Nov 19, 2019 · 112 words (1 minute) · 28 views
A cryptic piece I published almost twenty years ago that still has readers stumped (including me!) but it's weirdly compelling. Is it a poem? A story? A koan? A sinister recipe for disaster??
Published Mar 6, 2019 · 1,447 words (6 minutes) · 238 views
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.)
Published Jan 22, 2019 · 7,686 words (28 minutes) · 2 likes · 336 views
"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.