Speculative 66 is an online magazine featuring works of fiction that are exactly 66 words. I was fortunate enough to have a few pieces appear in this publication beginning in issue six and continuing until issue nineteen.
I hope that I’ll find the opportunity to submit work in the future because I really enjoy this publication. Several of my friends have also had work accepted. Speculative 66 is publishing issue twenty–one in less than two months.
This post features my accepted submissions for issues six, seven, and eight. You can click on the title of each piece below to read that issue.
“Defunct Unions at the Pawn Shop” (page 4) – the lingering anxiety of a failed marriage explored.
“Dying to Reach Titania” (page 8) – a failed space voyage allows for brief reflection.
“Snowman Bling” (page 13) – a daughter helps her father pull off an impressive heist.
“When Dead Dreams Come Calling” (page 8) – hidden dreams die the hardest.
“Interplanetary Planning” (page 13) – a careful rearranging of the solar system in the distant future.
“Burying a Bloody Sack in Yellowknife” (page 17) – cannibalism as a means to an end.
“Ancient Alpine Arachnid” (page 10) – nightmare scenario for anyone with arachnophobia.
“Embezzlers Never Win” (page 26) – a crooked coach goes out on his terms.
“Lost in Four Dimensions” (page 31) – a displaced time traveler searches for home.
You can find other examples in a later post!