Posts Tagged ‘Flash Fiction’

THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS PERFECT

“Don’t you wish you would never make a wrong decision? With FuturePreviewTM, you never do – because you always know what the future brings. Daryl owned a FuturePreviewTM, and he used it every day. Just the basic version, not one of those new models that displayed all the numbers: percentage of happiness gained, expected income,…

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THE WAY UP, THE WAY DOWN

“Unlike most people, Charlie had a job. He lived on Earth and worked in space, and for his daily commute, he took the elevator. It went right up to Icarus Station on the orbital ring, 132 minutes for one trip, only a few hundred kilometers above the planet. Whenever one cage left from the Beehive…

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KOKYTOS SHORE

“licorice bleeds into lime bleeds into dust / skeletal rickshaws & ghostly sirens / tuk-tuk axles greased with human fat” Published in: Lonesome October Lit, Halloween Issue (October 2018)  

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THE EIDOLIC VOID

“The transport touched down inside the bunker complex, and Fenton got off with the other recruits. The halls and corridors were endless, only stretches of them outfitted with lights and ventilation, isolated from the planet’s wastelands by gates that had been welded shut.” Published in: Bewildering Stories, Issue 783, October 2018

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ROACHLING

Gihan straightened as his tuk-tuk sputtered and fell silent. The moon rose over the paddies as he tried to restart the engine. “Whoever helps me shall live in my house and eat my curries.” Published in: Page & Spine, Crumbs, September 2018  

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A PASSAGE OF TIME

“Oleska wakes up, and she immediately knows that her city has drowned. Dark currents flow through the corridors of empty offices, wash around cubicles and swell on the shores of ascending staircases. Cataracts plunge down elevator shafts into gargling blackness, feeding sub-basement oceans and crawl-space rivers. There are fish swimming here, a whole swarm, flamboyantly…

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A LOT LIKE EARTH

“They touch down on the planet and make camp near an estuary. The captain sends an expedition: a mercenary, a botanist, two geologists.“ Published in: Chronos, Shacklebound Books, August 2018 Paperback ISBN: 978-1719854207 Pages: 105 pages Pricing: $9.99 Kindle Pages: 114 pages Pricing: $4.05

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TENEBRIS BOREALIS

“Where is everyone?” Ayako and Sulawak exited the car. The forest shrouded the camp in shadow and blocked out the sky. A generator hummed, cables snaked between bright lamps. No bodies.

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DER PILGER STEIGT IN EIN TIEFES TAL HINAB

“Der Pilger steigt in ein tiefes Tal hinab. Metaphysisch gesprochen, natürlich. Das Tal ist in realitas ein Teil der städtischen Entwässerungs- und Abwasserbeseitigungsanlagen, also der Kanalisation. Kilometer von Betonrohren und Schmutzwasserfällen, Pumpwerken und Sammelbecken. Eingekrustete Dunkelheit, Gestank, schattenbeschwörende Notleuchten. Irgendwo dort unten, das hat man dem Pilger gesagt, haust ein Erleuchteter. Ein Weiser. Ein Orakel…

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