“A Fine Place to Die”

Each man cupped his hands to drink, only noticing skeletons littering the grassy strand between the pond and tree after regaining their senses.

Lost in the desert, two surviving deserters spied an oasis. A single gnarled baobab dominated an island of green and blue in a sea of sand.

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“Terminator Line”

Facing certain death, the astronauts chuckled at their trivial fortune: the shuttle wreckage rested at the terminator line of the planet.

The shuttle had crashed into the surface of Mercury. Within minutes of the disaster, injuries claimed the lives of the navigator and geologist. Continue reading ““Terminator Line””

“A Qianzhousaurus in the House”

“I may have just successfully built a time machine,” Owen stammered.

Susan was familiar with the defeated expression that often dominated the face of her husband, Owen, after an evening tinkering in the basement.

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“The Haunted Church”

What the pretend spirit didn’t know was that, as the result of an earlier round of truth or dare, the youths had graduated to arson.

The local teenagers played a lively version of hide and seek inside the abandoned church, eventually catching the attention of a former parishioner.

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