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Welcome To The Stone Age by Sylvia Cumming

Welcome To The Stone Age by Sylvia Cumming Victor G. Bevens, data clerk extraordinaire, lit his midday cigarette and leaned against a potted palm outside the Natural History Museum, watching a crowd of mothers...

The Last by Alexander Preis

The Last by Alexander Preis The quill scratched against the parchment, the iron gall ink leaving its impressions in flowing text. With little more than a shaft of moonlight and the rapidly approaching dawn...

Eternal Flame 1933 by Douglas Kolacki

Eternal Flame 1933 by Douglas Kolacki May 10, 1933 The Bebelplatz lit up Berlin. The heat of fire and national fervor combined to sizzle the light rain before it touched the ground. Forty thousand...

A Period Piece by Patrick Ritter

A Period Piece by Patrick Ritter Byron Morrissey gazed into the thick jungle. He inhaled deeply from a thin cigar, letting the smoke roll out slowly over his thick mustache. Next to him a...

Saving the Scapegoat by Jenean McBrearty

Saving the Scapegoat by Jenean McBrearty I didn’t mean to intrude on the Federation neighborhood. I blame it on the foggy mist that rolled in the way it does in San Diego; it settled...

“A Garland of Blue Lotus” by Shefali Shah Choksi

“A Garland of Blue Lotus” by Shefali Shah Choksi The brass vessel clanged on the stone floor, and a sudden alarm rippled through the palace. The princess’s temper was legend all through Kashi. Every...