“Qianzhousaurus Feathers”

This flash fiction originally appeared in Fictional Pairings — August of 2017.

Donald Barlow didn’t have any pots on his head or bands of aluminum foil wrapped around his arms.

That was a step in the right direction.

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“Cursed Locomotive”

“Let that devil die right on the tracks.”

“The only way to stop that locomotive is to destroy the bridge over the Youghiogheny River!”

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“Hot Air Balloon Ride from Hell”

I wrote this science fiction short story in the autumn of 2016. Radically different from my other work at that time, I had this piece published under the name of a friend. Twisted Sister Lit Mag, an online magazine, was the original publisher. This post consists of a slightly reworked and updated “Hot Air Balloon Ride from Hell”.

I definitely had too much fun writing this one.

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“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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“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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“Failed Snow Fort in Space”

An unknown fate. A cold death.

The settlement on OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb was quite small but genuinely thrived for years.

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