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Immortias by James Rumpel

Immortias by James Rumpel Thomas James Wolfe rolled over and looked at the clock. It was well past time to wake up. With a heavy sigh, he climbed over his sleeping wife. Her labored...

The Circus by Andrew Older

The Circus by Andrew Older Storm clouds were beginning to materialize as Harry and the others pulled into the driveway. Johnson looked up and squinted – to him, the confluence of clouds seemed artificial,...

Tilt by Molly Liu

Tilt by Molly Liu The world is tilted when you wake up. Grounds are up and down with bumps and holes, like after an earthquake. Outside the window, the gap between the buildings and...

All Answers Must Include Correct Units by James Rumpel

All Answers Must Include Correct Units by James Rumpel June 21st, 2025 9:36 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time Approximately seventy-five percent of the Earth’s population heard the message live. Every radio, television, and internet-connected...

Have a Nice Day by DL Shirey

Have a Nice Day by DL Shirey The cavernous assembly area is far behind me, but I can still hear the pleasant lilt of the repeated message, “Please face forward. Remove your hats. Keep...

A Different World by Jon Wesick

A Different World by Jon Wesick Joseph Hart was fourteen when Stubing’s goons killed his father. Even as a teen he knew the police wouldn’t do anything. GenCorp’s massive campaign contributions dwarfed any concern...

Reset by James Rumpel

Reset by James Rumpel The screen door swung open so quickly and ferociously that it nearly came off of its hinges. It slammed shut just as vigorously behind Danny Wilson. The twelve-year-old boy kicked...

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...

In an Imperfect World by Patrick Ritter

In an Imperfect World by Patrick Ritter The White House security robot, a Jackson 7000, opened the Press Office door and the journalists filed in, quickly filling the press briefing room. Another security bot...

8 Pieces of a Person by Amy Crosby

8 Pieces of a Person by Amy Crosby It was the end of the world and he had five things to his name. They were as follows: a set of keys to a building...