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by Joy Kennedy-O'Neill
My dead girlfriend's face greets me in the kitchen, holo-projected above my burbling coffee pot. "Your memories from seven years ago!" Alexis-5 chirps.
Published on Aug 16, 2019
by Josh Hagen
Panicked scientists stampeded every news network early morning, wailing about what was happening to the moon. "The moon's gone all smooth!" shrieked one elderly astrophysicist in a wrinkled lab coat. The poor man looked to be in desperate need of sleep. He and many others were terrorized because the moon was literally being flattened out. Scientists across the world were confused and desperate for answers.
Published on Aug 15, 2019
by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
I grew up on Kata Skip Station. Seven skip nodes lead here. My parent and I run SpiceFire, a restaurant catering to the Four Known Races. We have four separate kitchens and four special chefs who set the menus; we have four species-specific dining rooms, and one big common area where all can eat together.
Published on Aug 14, 2019
by Jennifer R. Povey
Tad managed, barely, to restrain himself from punching the wall. He punched air instead, anger and frustration on his face. Then he looked at his phone again.
Published on Aug 13, 2019
by Sebastian Gil Rodriguez
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by Molly Tea
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