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Red Lights by Danielle Ramaekers

Red Lights by Danielle Ramaekers Suspended in front of her face was a small creature radiating a soft red light. Not too glary, but enough to illuminate from its head down to its tiny...

Bernie House by David Castlewitz

Bernie House by David Castlewitz As president of Bernie House, Walt Diablo had a lot to lose if he got caught with contraband. That made him well suited for the mission, he reasoned, as...

Transfemation by John Baldwin

Transfemation by John Baldwin “What if we could just become someone else? The same me, but with a drastically different persona?” Shawna asked this, not really expecting an answer from Terrence. They were very...

Proof of Life by Madeline McEwen

Proof of Life by Madeline McEwen Car horns honked as Myra Sykes awoke in her Taurus-cum-office parked on Koch Lane in Willow Glen, an upscale neighborhood of San Jose. She peered, bleary-eyed over the...

Embracing the Night by Andrew Hughes

Embracing the Night by Andrew Hughes Bill Schultz stepped out of the drizzling rain into the bar, Euphoria. It was a busy night. There were half a dozen people sitting at the bar and...

And the Music Fades by Hunter Spurlock

And the Music Fades by Hunter Spurlock The high-pitched beeping was beginning to make Carl’s head throb. When the alert first began, he had flipped the channel thinking that what he was seeing must...

The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg

The Tar of Freedom by Frederick Frankenberg The peaceful and calm sensation when I found that vein in my arm with the needle flashed through my mind. My eyes opened, and I had blurry...

The Kind of Lover I Am by Giuliana Barletta

The Kind of Lover I Am by Giuliana Barletta As a young girl, I always enjoyed watching movies about princesses being saved by their princes. I remember wanting nothing more than to be swept...

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives

Chess in Hanoi by Gary Ives This is about my cousin Gordon who grew up rough. Nobody, including his mother Thelma, knew for certain who his father was, only that he was black. Sadly,...

Spell Defusal by Cody Eckman

Spell Defusal by Cody Eckman Defusing bombs isn’t much like what you see in movies or on TV. There is very rarely a timer counting down in your face, any beeping or ticking noises,...