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MISO—Flash Fiction Entry #2

This was my second entry to a flash fiction writing contest last year. The first was called Finding Everen and it was a pretty happy steampunky kids-and-magic story. This one was a little darker, but still with a happy ending. I think the happy ending killed it though. Reading this story over again, I remember […]

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Finding Everen—Flash Fiction Contest Entry #1

Last year I entered NYCMidnight’s Flash Fiction Contest. This was my first entry. The requirements for genre, setting, and featured object were Fantasy, A Bakery, and A Toy Dinosaur. I have revised it a little, mostly to add clarifying details which I couldn’t under the 1,000 word restriction in the original version. I could definitely […]

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Delivery

Toppenhof was a peaceful town in North Vermont at the turn of the twenty ninth. Peaceful, but hard. Everyone got along or else they got shot. Those were the rules, sometimes unspoken, sometimes not. Veritable Brixton was a courier of sorts. People on the frontier needed things delivered and they’d pay good money to make […]

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Story Start—’Tired Old Man’

He walks alone through a small town on a bitter cold night in January. He marches slowly down the sidewalk, dragging one leg, pulling a luggage cart full of objects that look just as worn out and ready to die as he does. He wears a dingy wool cap over oily, lifeless, dirty blond and […]

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Aliens on christianity p.2

This post is part of a series. Here’s part one. Before they killed him he had been hanging out with a posse, like in the cowboy movies. What? No, they didn’t ride horses. Well, no they didn’t go around shooting people. No, no guns at all actually. Okay, maybe it wasn’t like the cowboy movies, […]

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Aliens on christianity p.1

This post is part of a series. Here’s part two. Listen kids, says the little green alien. I’m going to tell you a story. There’s this planet I went to once called Earth. That’s the planet where I got those cool cowboy movies with the guns and horses. Remember? Yeah, I love Clint Eastwood too, […]

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‘Suits’

  “Welcome aboard, Scout Murkoni.” Large doors slid open with a barely audible sigh. The voice belonged to a young, small-framed man in a dark uniform who smiled politely and bowed. “You will want to see the commander, no doubt.”   “Yes, is he here?” asked Murkoni. He heard the exhaustion in his own voice, […]