The Dunes South of Town

Hoar frost paints the fields, dappling a hazy whiteness over winter’s brown expanse.  Waves of snow ripple to the horizon, if not stopped dead by broken hills.  Some creature crawling over the horizon. . . In time it resolves into a figure coming towards me in long robes.  I could change direction, but the gravitation […]

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Enter the Huckster

In the year of our misfortune, the century hard to place, a peach-headed man descended on Rust Hill, pretending to have hitch-hiked there.  Tall-hatted, in gilded peacoat and with an unnatural paste slathered on his face to hide infirmity, he was an old time huckster in the classic american mold, looking to sell the people […]

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Naja Naja Kaouthia

More and more animals are starting to walk upright.  What’s happening?  Some kind of reality wave washed over everything. There are reports of chimpanzees who seem to have evolved, that they’ve learned how to use fire and are burning each other’s villages. Minds bent against it, trying to figure it out…  Things have changed and […]

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This planet is being eaten

The transcripts of Bern Hijkl’s recounted journeys by way of the Calculix are hard to reconcile.  I had to remind myself that they were the product of controlled research, conducted by reputable scientists and overseen by Dr. LeVram himself. Bern describes scenes that to him are as real as any place, though their plot and […]

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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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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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