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October 8, 2021

The Unchecked Box

Gorgalax strode into the Palace of Oppression’s break room. There, taped to the refrigerator, was the document which had guided his every action over decades of conquest: his to-do list


The Unchecked Box

Gorgalax strode into the Palace of Oppression’s break room. There, taped to the refrigerator, was the document which had guided his every action over decades of conquest: his to-do list


September 10, 2021

Ward F

The paper chart hanging in the frame outside the room simply listed “particle beam injury.” This was one of the only hospitals in the country where they still used paper charts. Less data leaks that way.


Ward F

The paper chart hanging in the frame outside the room simply listed “particle beam injury.” This was one of the only hospitals in the country where they still used paper charts. Less data leaks that way.


August 27, 2021

One Last Trip

First, I tested the contraption on objects: a heavy skeleton key, a glass of tap water, the watch I wore on my left wrist. I sent these things into the near future and as planned, they appeared in my home a week later without fanfare or fuss.


One Last Trip

First, I tested the contraption on objects: a heavy skeleton key, a glass of tap water, the watch I wore on my left wrist. I sent these things into the near future and as planned, they appeared in my home a week later without fanfare or fuss.


July 30, 2021

The Set-Up

The Ghost Lotus Society stacked up bodies in five countries with an enthusiastic disregard for life. In my four years tracking them, I picked up a shrapnel wound from a grenade and lost my left hand…


The Set-Up

The Ghost Lotus Society stacked up bodies in five countries with an enthusiastic disregard for life. In my four years tracking them, I picked up a shrapnel wound from a grenade and lost my left hand…


June 26, 2021

Giving Up the Ghost

I open my eyes. I am seventeen again. I’m sitting on my bed in my old room at my parents’ house. Eddie Vedder is crooning “Even Flow” over the boombox on my dresser.


Giving Up the Ghost

I open my eyes. I am seventeen again. I’m sitting on my bed in my old room at my parents’ house. Eddie Vedder is crooning “Even Flow” over the boombox on my dresser.


June 18, 2021

Never-ending Dawn

Roy pulled the covers up to his chin and huffed. “I’m not sleepy. Tell me more about the Mad Scientist of Station Seventeen, Grandma.”


Never-ending Dawn

Roy pulled the covers up to his chin and huffed. “I’m not sleepy. Tell me more about the Mad Scientist of Station Seventeen, Grandma.”


June 4, 2021

Alien Taxidermy and Love Have Four Things in Common

Another one fell from the sky today. It landed on my old pickup, with legs sprawled in every direction, long neck draped over the headlights.


Alien Taxidermy and Love Have Four Things in Common

Another one fell from the sky today. It landed on my old pickup, with legs sprawled in every direction, long neck draped over the headlights.


May 7, 2021

The Glitter and the Grey

Winding its way through dark stretches of rural highway, enroute from the West Des Moines Convention Center to the Sioux Meadows Casino Theatre, the tour bus for Dame Glitterbomb’s Fantabulous Revue was swept up by a displacement vortex…


The Glitter and the Grey

Winding its way through dark stretches of rural highway, enroute from the West Des Moines Convention Center to the Sioux Meadows Casino Theatre, the tour bus for Dame Glitterbomb’s Fantabulous Revue was swept up by a displacement vortex…


April 9, 2021

DEPLOY

The wait is always the worst, they say, especially before collapsing a star.


DEPLOY

The wait is always the worst, they say, especially before collapsing a star.


March 12, 2021

Welcome Aboard

Welcome aboard this InterWorld flight from Newer York Orbital to Mars Wells Spaceport.


Welcome Aboard

Welcome aboard this InterWorld flight from Newer York Orbital to Mars Wells Spaceport.