Excerpt: Krim Times

Excerpt: Krim Times

Maria KorolovOct 21, 2020
Reading Time: 8 minutes Once upon a time, there was a virtual world that was almost, but not quite, completely unlike 1500s England. The assassin peered out from the window overlooking Leadenhall Street. It was mid-day and there were plenty of targets. Local residents, mostly, but also a fair number of tourists and would-be adventurers looking for quests. The […]
Nade

Nade

Malena MaciaOct 20, 2020
Reading Time: 8 minutes An arid world is ruled by the five beast-gods, human-animal hybrids with mysterious powers, but also, increasingly, by the despotic Daonais and their loyal servants. Nade she has no memory of her past but is pursued through an inhospitable desert.
The Hungry Ones

The Hungry Ones

Elana GomelOct 17, 2020
Reading Time: 15 minutes A woman with no memory wakes up in a city with no history. The city is alive. Among skyscrapers of flesh and bridges of bone, Kora hunts for her identity and for the forbidden food she craves: a predator and prey at once.
Milagro

Milagro

Charles HandOct 12, 2020
Reading Time: 11 minutes Jimi awoke, moving only her eyes. It was something she learned from Lonny.  He called it pulling together the threads of your life before you start moving around.  It’s a focusing thing. She reviewed what she could do this day to make her dreams come true.  Life is more manageable if you start each day […]
Quietly, Ross

Quietly, Ross

Kerry E.B. BlackOct 2, 2020
Reading Time: 13 minutes Ten-year-old Ross stopped sleeping when a rat-that-was-more-than-a-rat crept from his closet every night.
Heaven’s Shutting Gate

Heaven’s Shutting Gate

Reading Time: 7 minutes A time traveler decides to rid history of serial killers. Men like Manson & Bundy prove easy, but just how does one track down Jack the Ripper?
The Church of the Written Word

The Church of the Written Word

Charles HandSep 22, 2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes I slip into the confessional booth and sit down on the pale green cushion. It’s a peaceful place redolent of oiled wood, clean old ladies, and thousands of years of tradition. On my right, where the outline of a priest will appear, is a beautiful screen of elaborately carved wooden filigree. Before he arrives, I feel tranquility like in no other place on earth. The priest appears. I can tell from his voice he is younger than I would like. As is traditional, I start the session.
The Revenge of the Trees

The Revenge of the Trees

Charles HandSep 7, 2020
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Dutch Goose is one of those cozy little bars in the neighborhood surrounding MIT. It’s a place where you can pick up a sandwich on the way home from campus or have a few beers while doing homework. Couples drop by to have a quick drink before their special event. It’s the kind of […]
Metaphors be with You

Metaphors be with You

Charles HandAug 6, 2020
Reading Time: 3 minutes Neville Schroeder was a fireplug. He stood barely five feet tall, red, shabby, and pedestrian. Professor Connelly towered over him, a giant oak tree of a man with a silk paneled vest, tweed coat and tie, expensive glasses, and a neatly trimmed beard.

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