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Featured November 15, 2019

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Benjamin C. Kinney

Elegy of Carbon

Published Nov 14, 2019 · 4,122 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 323 views

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For centuries, a lone miner robot has scoured the edges of the solar system in search of the finest diamonds. But once every diamond has been found, this robot will strike out towards Earth to find a new purpose and identity—even if it means defying humans for the first time.

Benjamin C. Kinney is a SFF writer, neuroscientist, and the Assistant Editor at the Hugo-nominated Escape Pod. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Baen.com and more, and he lives in St. Louis with two cats and his spacefaring wife.

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Anthony W. Eichenlaub

The King of Justice and Revenge

Published Aug 9, 2019 · 984 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 160 views

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Grace Roberta Smith is finally released to hospice after half a lifetime in prison, but the only person to visit her there is her granddaughter Jo. Jo is a teenage roboticist, and Grace--well, Grace has some secrets to share.

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Maria Haskins

A Song For Hugo

Published May 2, 2019 · 991 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 184 views

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What happens when you leave home and then, when you and the world have changed, you come back again? Writing this flash story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast later inspired me to write the story "And You Shall Sing to Me a Deeper Song", published in Interzone #280.

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Sean Ferrell

Building an Elephant

Published Mar 26, 2019 · 7,584 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 249 views

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When the neighbors show off their off-the-lot new elephant for everyone to see, Mike's dad decides to build his own out of spare parts. Getting it to work might mean Mike betrays himself and the neighbors' trust. [Building an Elephant was originally published by Adirondack Review: http://adirondackreview.homestead.com/ It won the Fulton Prize for Fiction.]

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Featured March 21, 2019

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Ben Serna-Grey

Sigh

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 1,995 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 1206 views

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You wake up, wires surrounding your head like a halo. You try to speak, but mechanical chirps emerge instead of words. The world may have ended, but your new life has just begun. This haunting story comes from author Ben Serna-Grey, a musician, writer, and fiction reviewer living in the Pacific Northwest.

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Aidan Moher

The Dinosaur Graveyard

Published Jan 7, 2019 · 1,409 words (6 minutes) · 2 likes · 843 views

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A shattered dinosaur, a heartbroken child, and a mother's love coalesce in this touching story about family, loss, and growing up.

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Michael McCormick

The Boy in the Giant Robot

Published Aug 20, 2018 · 1,110 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 394 views

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

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Amy Sisson

Dressing Mr. Featherbottom

Published Jul 11, 2018 · 2,444 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 452 views

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When AnnaBella Frostwich insists on dressing her robotic companion, Mr. Featherbottom, in the latest fashions, her mother doesn't know what to think!

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Joshua Harding

Jambo

Published Apr 18, 2018 · 892 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 404 views

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A tiny robot assistant finds a way to discipline his family’s unruly teenager.

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Shane Halbach

O What Freedom, This Great Steel Cage

Published Sep 22, 2017 · 1,031 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 479 views

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This is a story about how technology plays a role in disability, anxiety, and addiction, which is a lot to pack into a very, very short story. I originally wrote this piece for the Art & Words show. It was inspired by “The Wheel” by Stephen Daly. (Also: story may contain robots!)

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