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Wendy Nikel

12:20 Bus From the Basics

Published Jan 31, 2021 · 937 words (4 minutes) · 190 views

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A young woman who’s just received her first universal basic income payment tries to escape the neighborhood — and life — she grew up in.

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Jen Knox

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Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,365 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 917 views

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Joseph’s only deviation from regulation minimalism is an illicit second bicycle... until he meets Alyssa, a dumpster-diving, live-streaming, crowd-funded wanderer.

Award-winning author Jen Knox hails from Ohio, and her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2017, The Saturday Evening Post, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and NPR, among many others.

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Amy Sisson

My Eyes Molly Brown

Published Mar 13, 2019 · 4,071 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 759 views

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I started writing this near-future SF story about education fraud and the privilege of wealth sometime before 2002. I wanted the story to have a more human (and animal) touch, though, so it also features a miniature guide horse named Molly. Which really is a thing.

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Hal Y. Zhang

Jurassic Jaws Jones

Published Feb 26, 2019 · 874 words (4 minutes) · 622 views

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So you want to be an actor, huh?

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Wendy Nikel

Time Travelers Anonymous

Published Sep 22, 2018 · 1,078 words (4 minutes) · 1387 views

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A group of time travel addicts gather for a meeting to talk through their time-travel-related issues.

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Grayson Bray Morris

More Real Than Flesh

Published Aug 28, 2018 · 2,500 words (10 minutes) · 2 likes · 757 views

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Garrett Croker

The Adventures of Zombiegirl

Published Jul 20, 2018 · 5,805 words (22 minutes) · 3 likes · 995 views

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Following the initial chaos of the zombie apocalypse, the living have resettled wherever it is too warm or cold for the undead to decompose in comfort. Latisha James is a member of a new trans-national community, rediscovering hope in a world that stopped just short of having none. In this new world, even a trip to the grocery store can be a hazard, but Latisha and her found family still find ways to live their everyday lives. Even when things go wrong.

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Wendy Nikel

One Year Later

Published Dec 18, 2017 · 736 words (3 minutes) · 1035 views

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Ruth Baker’s ex shows up at her door… months after his death.

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