Posts Tagged "short fiction"

THE TURING MACHINES OF BABEL

by on Jul 11, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

7,200 Words In most respects, the universe (which some call the Library) is everywhere the same, and we at the summit are like the rest of you below. Like you, we dwell in a string of hexagonal library chambers connected by hallways that run infinitely east and west. Like you, we revere...

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L’appel du vide

by on Jul 4, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

5,000 Words The summer sky was stacking dark clouds when Pau trudged up from the concrete gullet of the parkade. Sweat stuck his shirt to the small of his back and the biolocked handle of his Ceylan Industries suitcase was slippery. Looking over the shrunken brown swatches of lawn and...

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Sundown

by on Jun 27, 2017 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

[Colorado, 1877] Willie Kennard rode into the town of Duffy dangerously late, looking back over his shoulder at the height of the sun and squinting. He dropped down from the old mare he’d borrowed off Wilson Hayes and hitched her to a post. Every step shifted two days’ dust and grit off...

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Black Hole Heart

by on Jun 21, 2017 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

1680 Words Translated by Alex Shvartsman. You were thirty-five when you parked your pickup truck in front of that damned diner. A single poor decision that would make you hate yourself for the rest of your life. When you think back to that moment your joints hurt, your bones ache, your...

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Mars Girls (Novel Excerpt)

by on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

CHAPTER 1 FREE RIDE   Nanoannie Centime snapped awake with a galaxy-class headache. The hard surface under her was moving. Was she on a rover? No, too smooth. Her many hours in the sky made that tilting, dipping motion familiar: she was on a Marsplane. But the deck underneath...

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