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Max Wright

Like Magic

Jan 12, 2019 · 1,525 words (6 minutes) · 41 views

Fantasy Humor

A pair of wizards have a meeting of the minds that ends badly.

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Barbara Krasnoff

An Old-Time Girl

Jan 11, 2019 · 521 words (2 minutes) · 108 views

Science Fiction

Maybe time travel isn't such a good idea.

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James Van Pelt

Everything's Unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 · 1,516 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 63 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love Strange

Chance rules our lives. It's true! But it's also true that luck favors the prepared. I found that this is a fun story to read out loud. More people relate to the odd mechanism of suspense in the story than I would have thought. Maybe one of the reasons the story works out loud is that I am gray-haired, have a moustache and gold-rimmed glasses. You'll see why that is relevant if you read the story. JVP

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Effie Seiberg

Rocket Surgery

Jan 11, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 142 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Robots With Feels Philosophy The Little Smartbomb That Could Optimistic

It's one thing to take a very smart smartbomb through simulations for when it should explode. It's yet another thing when it wants to live.

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KJ Kabza

Gnarly Times at Nana'ite Beach

Jan 10, 2019 · 7,434 words (28 minutes) · 2 views

Satire Science Fiction

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Phillip T. Stephens

Discovering Abductions through Past-Life Therapy: How regression hypnosis revealed trauma I never suspected

Jan 10, 2019 · 882 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 50 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

This story initiates a series of pieces called "I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life" in which I reveal my experiences with alien abduction during former incarnations, including Marie Antionette's pastry chef, TelécQuxatl, Aztec Prince, and even Richard Nixon. What better way to introduce readers to my experiences than my first abduction as a pre-historic cave person.

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Shane Halbach

Human in the Loop

Jan 10, 2019 · 1,627 words (6 minutes) · 37 views

Science Fiction

If an automated vehicle had a crash, say, and someone dies, who is responsible? The “driver” who was behind the wheel at the time? The manufacturer who perhaps installed faulty software? The regulatory agency who allowed these vehicles on the road? The software developer who wrote the algorithm? What about in the case of emergent behavior; actions that were not explicitly programmed by anybody but instead emerged organically from an artificial neural network?

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Alex Pearl

Betrayal Bond

Jan 10, 2019 · 1,913 words (7 minutes) · 2 views

Humor Strange

A couple gets their jollies by stabbing other people in the back. But what happens when they decide to turn on each other?

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Kirsten Imani Kasai

Brain in a Jar

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,852 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 3 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Love Strange

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Claire Fitzpatrick

The Jacaranda House

Jan 9, 2019 · 3,189 words (12 minutes) · 50 views

Horror

Thomas revisits his childhood home, long abandoned by his deceased family. But some houses are not just home to living inhabitants. Some houses are alive.

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