“That Silly Mr. Dobbs”

The jaded pedagogue was actually a reptilian masquerading as that most destitute of public servants.

Every student knew that Mr. Dobbs hated his job.

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“The Vampire Hunter’s Apprentice VIII”

“Why? You don’t want my help?”

“Stake?”

“Check.”

“Mallet?”

“Check.”

“Crucifix?”

“Check.”

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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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“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””