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Ben Serna-Grey

Choice Cuts

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 3,907 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 68 views

Satire Science Fiction disposable people gluttony consumption class system cannibalism single use culture regeneration disposable culture consumerism disposability

A piece I wrote in response to a personal rejection from another story where the editor told me it was good, but there wasn't enough different and new for him. "I'll do something different," I said and thought up the weirdest phrases I could, until I landed on "edible elevator." I ended up with a bleak and horrific dystopian SF piece about conspicuous consumption in a world where everything and everyone is edible. Originally published in issue 7 of the ever-wonderful Broadswords and Blasters.

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Kulturkampf

Published Apr 9, 2019 · 1,231 words (5 minutes) · 52 views

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I love steam trains and out walking in Worcestershire beside the River Severn heard a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. It was spring, the trees had burst into life and in a small clearing, the sun shone through the tree canopy. The train approached and I quickly took this shot. It took me straight back to my childhood when steam ruled. just look at the colours of engine and coaches fitting perfectly with the colours of spring!
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Anatoly Belilovsky

Tempora Mutantur

Published Apr 5, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 49 views

Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

About those rays on Lady Liberty's head...

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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

To Catch a Comet

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 1,748 words (7 minutes) · 152 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction

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Angela Yuriko Smith

Efficiency

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 533 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 67 views

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Written as a prompt given by Ruschelle Dillon when she interviewed me for Horror Tree. Read the original interview at https://horrortree.com/the-horror-tree-presents-an-interview-with-angela-y-smith Also published in 43nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine, Women in Horror Month 10 http://www.sirenscallpublications.com/pdfs/SirensCallEZine_February2019.pdf

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Sean Ferrell

Nostalgiaholic

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 1,225 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 178 views

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Living in the past can ruin your future.

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J.R.H. Lawless

Spacism Is Still With Us

Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,147 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 136 views

Classic Horror Humor Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Star Wars space positive future planet hopepunk Alien E.T. First Encounter Explorer aliens

In this award-winning SF humour story, the first human explorer to reach ancient Kapteyn's Star, the nearest halo star to our Solar System, has trouble breaking the interstellar ice with the natives.

I took this star trail at Mabini, Batangas, Philippines way back in 2015. It was the first time I took this kind of star trail utilizing the position of the North Star (Polaris) at the sky, which seems to produce circular path of stars because the Earth rotates with Polaris right above the rotational axis.
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Laura Blackwell

The Eternal Goodnight

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 1,005 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 11 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Strange classic picture book weird goodnight moon

We all want to be lost in a good book, but Nobody has spent decades trapped in one they don't like very much.

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KJ Kabza

The Greatest Prophecy of All

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 1,869 words (7 minutes)

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At some point in their quest, every hero visits the Cave of the All-Seeing Oracle to hear a prophecy, learn their heroic destiny, and continue on their pre-ordained journey. Nullia, the Oracle’s apprentice, is tired of watching everyone else’s story go by and never getting a chance to live her own. But then the hero Hishmed arrives.

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Barbara Krasnoff

Sparkle: A Science Fictional Allegory

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 496 words (2 minutes) · 131 views

Satire Science Fiction

Written on the subway and inspired by current events.