Library incidents

I have a story in the latest edition of Locust Magazine called ‘University Library’: Locust Three – December 2012 Incidents while drifting through corridors… ‘I approach a tarnished wooden table bending under the weight of texts. One archaic-looking tome catches my attention. It’s an atlas, waiting to be opened again. The atlas creaks open, land […]

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Unbottled

Had I convinced Imagine that I was on her side, that she could trust me with her story?  I waited for days and then weeks without hearing from her. I pursued other lines of investigation, gathering information on the early development of the Calculix.  It began with research on entopic light, which is related to […]

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Yogatron

A fleeting shape at the corner of my eye and an earthy smell like ferns.  I turn to see a liquidy movement of limbs pouring forth.  The thing speaks as it walks on hands and then feet, words that are like packed dirt, a baritone filling my ears like mud. “Ah child of the sun, […]

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Priapic

Poor old sad sack, couldn’t even…… you know.   He slept out back. At a convent nestled in the alps in the Garden of Needing the Monsignor dines on pears, wine and emmentaler cheese surrounded by a bevy of nuns, unaware of an approaching coven of enchanted priestesses, dew of the Urchin running off their chins. The Judas […]

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Geomuted

I have a flash fiction piece up at Farther Stars Than These, sci-fi about noise and silence in a future world: http://www.fartherstars.com/ “There were old recordings of silence, but they couldn’t be heard for the din. Of course there were density isolation chambers, but only the obscenely wealthy could enjoy those …  Only the old ones […]

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Imagine Summer

Her name was Imagine Summer.  She was one of LeVram’s graduate students during the early work on the Calculix.  She stands out in memory not least because of her nearly purple eyes that I’d gaze at as I passed her in the hallway.  I liked to pretend she was pretending not to notice me.  A […]

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T.I.L.N.

Phases of life slide into one another.  To gain insight into your family, look at yourself.  You bear the stamp of the Gene Stampede.  Genetic herds.  Accelerated diversification of form. Your blood has been drawn, you may not have noticed.  All that’s needed is a tiny drop, or maybe a stray hair, and you are […]

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LeVram’s Masterwork

What exactly is the Calculix? Those who claim to have seen it describe the object as an irregularly shaped construct of component pieces joined at odd angles, sometimes glowing, often with a repeating motif of lines or circles that seem to scale to infinity.  It is at least three-dimensional, if not more.  Fractal, but not […]

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The Afterlife Party

The invitation arrived the old way, by mail, and unfolded into three ornate handmade sections corresponding to heaven, hell and purgatory.  An invitation that in the end no one can refuse and so, on a rumour of a night five weeks later and under oppression of a February arctic front, Nellis, Dee and Wes cut […]

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