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by Mari Ness
He makes a ritual of it, summoning the servants and the guards as he places a two-edged sword in the center of his bed before lifting her hand to his lips. "Until I return," he says, and she curtsies, saying nothing. He smiles, pulling down his helmet, not touching her, not caring that she does not reach for him, or even the helmet. They have done all that, he tells himself, the night before.
Published on Feb 22, 2018
by Brynn MacNab
You arrive already tugging at the collar of your polo shirt. You've grown comfortable in plate armor, in doublet and hose, and your old belted trousers now feel awkward and ugly. Your mother welcomes you at the door, offers drinks. She takes in Cordelia's gold and pink gown in a single glance and keeps her face polite.
Published on Feb 21, 2018
by Kyle Kirrin
***Editor's Warning: These Fairyless Tales are not for children*** "Far as I can tell," the Inspector said, "this little girl was complimenting the wolf's teeth right before it ripped her throat out.
Published on Feb 20, 2018
by Tom Jolly
Captain Markus Halsey stared in dismay at the dense, careening field of asteroids on the display screen. His Chief Scientist, Obu sub-Abu, shook his head. "They're smacking into each other constantly. Look at how close they are!" The Captain frowned and nodded. "All moving, and only a few hundred meters between each one. How does a field like this come into existence?"
Published on Feb 19, 2018
by George Edwards Murray
"Nobody calls it the Great Crime anymore," the Boy shouts over the rain. "It's merely considered part of the larger sociopolitical machinations surrounding the chainfield at the time." We nod. Regardless of what they call the Great Crime in the Capital, they won't let us out of the chainfield. They won't stop the rain.
Published on Feb 16, 2018
by Todd Hanks
The grass looked lovely curling up around her bare feet. We sat under the stars, Emily and I, not caring about the rest of the population, not caring at that moment about bills, college classes or the oncoming winter months. We only cared at that moment about ourselves, our love, and our interest in the stars above us. I had always been a student, in my spare time, of astronomy. As we held hands I pointed out the constellations. I showed her the flying horse and the twins. She listened contently, as the wind played softly with her auburn hair.
Published on Feb 15, 2018
 
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