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Flash Fiction: “Farmyard”

Farmyard (part 1) Malamute shuffled out of the bunkhouse scratching his doughy, left glute. He was a dogman with the body of a scrawny teenage boy, but with the thick furry head of a middle-aged Siberian Husky (growing up, he had … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Cat Puppeteer”

Cat Puppeteer Many nights, after C15 (the cyborg) checked the food bowl to make sure Ston had considered the food, he switched on the laser pointer embedded in his fingertip and went in search for the cat. When he found … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Brain Polaroids”

Brain Polaroids (Crazy Moths IV) The boy Sky woke and there was crust in his eyes that kept the lids together, which was good, because otherwise he would have seen the moth on the headrest. Not a moment too soon—right … Continue reading

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Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff

Crazy Moths: Billy Wiff (Crazy Moths III) At daybreak Billy Wiff stumbled out the front door of his parents’ house and stood for a moment staring off into the quiet neighborhood. He was a scrawny, pale-skinned boy with a large … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Barbarian Crazylegs”

The Barbarian Crazylegs The barbarian Xatmec Crazylegs whirled his broadsword down on skull-faced cretin. Said bastard parried weakly and made his own attempt on Xatmec’s exposed shin. In a wild blur of metal Xatmec lifted the imperiled leg and stomped the … Continue reading

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Creativity Rover Completes “Word” Laser Test

Creativity Rover has successfully completed a test of its WURDCam instrument. At exactly 11:15am on Tuesday it fired five laser blasts into the archival blog post titled “Maggots,” and received approximately 56kb of raw data, which was quickly decoded by … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Mr. Scott in the Dust Storm”

The dust storm scratches and scrapes against the courtroom windows like t-shirts rippling on a clothesline. In the audience sit a few old timers of the esteemed Tamarack County Butterscotch/Werther’s Association—of which plaintiff Elizabeth Crabtree is an honorary member—each of … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “The Sea Train”

The Sea Train The sea rail stretches over and through the waves, then disappears somewhere under the tumble. The track sits right there on the water—or a few inches below, depending on tide and weather—and it’s solid as a block … Continue reading

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“It is I Who Lick the Garbage”

Focusing on non-blog writing projects has forced me to place this blog on simmer—at least for the time being—but I can’t deny that the Blog-Post Assassin did good work when he whacked my blog post titled “Bigger Brother.” It’s dead. … Continue reading

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“Jert Zylan vs. The Cytard II”

Jert Zylan vs. The Cytard (Part 2) Jert plunged through the hatch, smashed down hard on the airlock floor. Bloomf! Seconds later Ensign Dan came through too, crunched right on top of him. They thrashed about in a big slime-slippery smash … Continue reading

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