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The Crow — Cezarija Abartis

The Crow — Cezarija Abartis

“My therapod ancestors go back two hundred thirty million years. And yours?” The bird’s voice was high and clear, oddly airy as it floated to my mind, not my ears. I found I could talk the same way to the crow. I straightened my trousers…

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The Memory of Charles Babbage — Rob Swigart

The Memory of Charles Babbage — Rob Swigart

Ada went swimming. The day was extremely hot, so she went swimming. The water was also hot, but not as hot as the day. The day was one of the hottest she could remember. Ted was on the beach, reading a textbook. He was studying…

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Portrait — Emma Eisler

Portrait — Emma Eisler

It is their last day in the third city of their post-college trip to Europe, and Bri is flirting with their tour guide again. They are walking through a museum filled with nude paintings of bulbous-thighed, blue-veined women. Riley is fascinated by their rolling flesh,…

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Amulet on the Island of Numa — Roberta Allen

Amulet on the Island of Numa — Roberta Allen

Why so many Kabresi from the nearby island of Kabre flocked to the island of Numa was a mystery until the spellmaker of Numa said they were sick with a highly contagious disease and wanted the Numians to catch it. The Kabresi neither looked nor…

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Carnage at the Fat-Man Ballet — Chris Cascio

Carnage at the Fat-Man Ballet — Chris Cascio

We were on our way—three generations of Killino men stuffed into a subcompact Ford, en route to do what Killino men do best: eat and drink and watch other men beat each other’s brains in. Dad and I hadn’t been to a live wrestling show…

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