Category Archives: Short Stories

You Think So?

“It’s not that difficult,” he insisted. She took a large potato and began to slice it. “Isn’t it?” she replied. He sighed and said, “It is if you make it that way.” “Hand me that bowl.” She swept the potato … Continue reading

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First Contract

It is a known fact that humanity made first contact with extra-terrestrials on June 13th, 20XX when an enormous spacecraft appeared over the United Nations Secretariat Building, and a group of twelve alien delegates spoke to the Earth, inviting us … Continue reading

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Ensign’s Log

Ensign Edward Park’s Personal Log-StarDate 8720.73 I have been tasked with transporting Atlas, favorite pet of Captain Buhle of the U.S.S. Centurion. While some of my shipmates have dismissed this is as a dull errand, I see this as an … Continue reading

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Live Life Fast, Die Food

Svetlana Cortez Abramowitz, agent of B.R.E.A.D. (Baking Restaurant Elite Alliance Division) and noted mannequin model hung by her arms above the giant fondue pot filled with deadly Emmental cheese. She had begun that evening at the underground sudden death clam … Continue reading

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Striking Six Again

Having just finished a very long piece, novel-length in fact, I find myself wanting to write shorter things. So I’m returning to the shortest form I know of, the six-word story. Think of it as a pallet cleanser, like an … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Two.

The League of Spiders Repairperson was escorted by a dozen Chevaliers as she walked into the Tower Cerulean. Every stairway and corridor were deserted as they moved towards the room where the Penultimate Device sat. Uneasy was one way to … Continue reading

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Working yesterday, for a better tomorrow.-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-One

Ministry of ChronologyMemo # 897-B-246Date: November 17th, 394th Year of the ThrushSubject: Dealing with The PublicLevel: HIGHEST OBSCURITY FOR INTERNAL DISTRIBUTION ONLY There have been many questions about the current temporal crisis, (which will hereafter be referred to as the … Continue reading

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How Could I Say No-Arrondissement-Part Fifty

Maxi sat in the shade of a tree on the training grounds of the Tower Cerulean. The weather had cleared nicely since the snow this morning. Now it felt like a pleasant early summer afternoon. She spun a silver Notion … Continue reading

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Insights and Delights -Arrondissement Part Forty-Nine

Zsófia was still filthy when they returned to the Tower Cerulean but Monsieur L’Horloge did not care. He flung his arms around her and kissed her deeply. If she had any doubts about his love for her, and she didn’t, … Continue reading

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Believe What I Say-Arrondissement Part Forty-Eight

They picked a small café, The Petite Bouchée, to meet. As previously agreed, each brought two others with them. The Marshal chose Sergeant Gendarme Arpin and the Watchful Chevalier. Old Man whom Arpin met before, was accompanied by two nondescript … Continue reading

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