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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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Book of Changes

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,447 words (6 minutes) · 27 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.)

grayscale photography of woman standing near body of water
The Golden Chariot of Oswald Grade 3

Jan 22, 2019 · 7,686 words (28 minutes) · 2 likes · 102 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.

grey dome roof under dramatic clouds
Shipwreck

Dec 10, 2018 · 169 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 106 views

Literary Fiction Love erotic in a wholesome sort of way

A stolen kiss can wreck worlds

brown wreck boat near seashore during daytime
Key South

Oct 30, 2018 · 306 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 121 views

Science Fiction climate change cli-fi solarpunk

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

selective focus of white snow butte
Cass at Eighty-Three

Sep 17, 2018 · 420 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 138 views

Literary Fiction

Life in the fast lane isn't for everybody

gray and brown classic vehicle speedometer pointing at zero
The Boy in the Giant Robot

Aug 20, 2018 · 1,110 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 171 views

Humor Science Fiction Robots old school sf feel good

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

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.