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Sal’s Pawn & Metal Emporium

I posted a longer version of this story a month ago, here, but I was never satisfied with it. The story works best I think as short flash fiction, so I chopped out the unnecessary material and made a few other … Continue reading

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Three-Pronged Monstrosity

I looked down at the three-pronged monstrosity sticking out of the kid’s mouth. “Where ya’ from, boy?” “Effingham,” he said as he pulled the trident from his mouth and stuck it into a fresh piece of meat. “Effingham!” I repeated, … Continue reading

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Sputnik The Alien Spambot

Roger Sikes was slowly emerging from the fog of a late afternoon nap when he thought he heard a whistling sound. It sounded a lot like a falling bomb. All at once, the windows along the front of Roger’s house … Continue reading

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An Angel Named Trixie

A post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi love story, a little weird; a little kinky. Lexus’s first impression, when he first laid eyes on her by the unsteady glow of his kerosene lantern, was that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. … Continue reading

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Lenny the Lifehacker

I walked into my pal Lenny’s kitchen the other day and found him doing something that looked kind of weird. He had a pot of water boiling on the stove and was holding a spoon in the water. Then, as I … Continue reading

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We Don’t Buy Ghetto Metal

A shorter, more recent version of this story exists. See: Sal’s Pawn & Metal Emporium Mike frowned at the “Closed” sign in the window of Dick’s Pawn Shop and looked down at the American Eagle — an ounce of platinum — … Continue reading

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When Good Robots Go Bad

“Are you going to shoot me, Max?” Wallace stood by the desk in his basement workshop, his hands raised, and watched Max very carefully. In Max’s hand was Wallace’s 9mm Browning Hi-Power, and it was clearly aimed at Wallace’s forehead. Wallace … Continue reading

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How NOT to Dispose of Cremains

My parents are literally in the closet. And by “literally,” I don’t actually mean “figuratively,” as most people mean when they use this word. “My eyes literally popped out of my head!” … No they didn’t, or you would be blind … Continue reading

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We are Cicada

What follows is a tiny bit of science fiction that was inspired by Cicada 3301. I’m not connected to Cicada 3301 in any way. I’m just a guy who thinks the clandestine nature of Cicada 3301 and the complexity of … Continue reading

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Epiphany At The Strip Club

This is an anecdote from way back — over ten years ago. But it’s something I still think about from time to time. I had a friend whose wife, he discovered, was cheating on him. She moved out of the … Continue reading

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A Hypothetical Obituary for Mankind

How does the world end, anyway? This is probably complete crap, but I wrote it originally in 2005 so I can dismiss it as old garbage if people think it sucks. 😛 “Some say the world will end in fire,” … Continue reading

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Cutaway

I’m going to go in a different direction here and try to tell a true story. That is somewhat uncharacteristic of this blog thus far, and I have no idea how well I will portray the event. This should be … Continue reading

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