‘The Man of Light’ by Charles Parramore 1

'The Man of Light' by Charles Parramore
The first time I saw the Man of Light, he was feeding sea gulls on the beach. The day was cold, bleak, and windy. The sun was little more than a rumor in the afternoon sky. I approached him with my hands buried deep in my pockets and my head tucked against the wind. He was an old man with ...

‘Subterranean Museum’ by Robert William Shmigelsky

'Subterranean Museum' by Robert William Shmigelsky
Through the surface of cratered moon, shining dimly out to open space, celestial devices, collecting dust underground. Among the first exhibits included: the sandglass, Cupid’s arrow, the scale, balancing pans of good and evil. Floors down, one could stumble upon the stables of the charioteer, Helios, the dark wet cellar of Tartarus. But undoubtedly, tucked ...

‘The Last Coffee Shop Philosopher’ by Koos Kombuis 3

'The Last Coffee Shop Philosopher' by Koos Kombuis
Last lecture delivered from the podium of the Department of Philosophy of the Free University of San Francisco. – July the 4th, 2184 Friends, academics, and fellow mutants, I address you today in my capacity of new Chairman of the Socratic Society, on the first, and probably the last day of my tenure. Thank you ...

‘Killing is What I Do’ by Jonathan Saville 1

‘Killing is What I Do’ by Jonathan Saville
(The following is an excerpt from an, as yet, unpublished novel, ‘When Blood Runs Cold’.) Peace would not come to him. The ache that the Abbot had repeatedly told him would lessen and fade away still stabbed at his heart. Four years! Four years of brutal, gruelling training of both mind and body. Studying the ...

'An Alien's Love' by LB Knowles

'An Alien's Love' by LB Knowles
The Jacques Richarde Building shook. Students and teachers alike considered their escape route, but before they had the time to follow it, the shaking stopped. “Was that an earthquake?” Madeline Mullaney asked the attractive blonde next to her. “I think it was an alien landing on the roof,” Maria replied, to the surprise of everyone ...

'Foetal Distraction' by Monica Carter

'Foetal Distraction' by Monica Carter
Few leave this place alive. Entering through the heavy, green, odd-shaped door, Dr. Charles Dennis shivers. An inclement night: wind tears through the old house, the hospital, where desperate souls bury immorality, illness, fear of the immortal, or they bury themselves.  Tonight something other than death, sickness, and despair saturate the place; something else seems ...

‘Brain Break’ by Kris Knapp

'Brain Break' by Kris Knapp
Corrodel stepped through the telepod, fumbling with his mug and briefcase. He tripped, and hot coffee splashed on his white shirt. Jobe swiveled in his hover chair and chortled. “Bravo.” Corrodel sighed and set down his mug and briefcase. Jobe hovered back around. “Thirty seconds late. Old man Lipston’ll have your head.” He sipped a ...

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'More Blood' by David Such

'More Blood' by David Such
The girl sitting next to him was hot, but damn she could talk. Jes was Sam Blood’s latest potential new girlfriend. She hadn’t quite separated from her current man, but Blood had a feeling that this was imminent. The uComm beeped in Blood’s ear. He activated it on silent while pretending to continue to listen ...

‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman

‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman
Jeff was watching the news in his living room when a knock sounded on his apartment door. He opened the door and smiled at the rotund mailman, who’d been serving the apartments for ten years. “How ya doin’, John?” Holding a mid-sized cardboard box, the mailman smiled through his thick and graying mustache and asked, ...