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Archives Editorial Serials and Long Fiction Poetry and Filk Music Short Stories Features Series


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Serials and Novellas

Murder In A Fishbowl
Michele Dutcher
In the not too distant future, an alien race called the Yangores are living side by side with humans on an earth still plagued by modern ills like corporate intrigue, drug use and murder. A sci-fi mystery.

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Short Stories

A Dog's Story
Terry Larson
Leonard Growler tells all, from his birth through puppyhood and into maturity! The life story (so far) of the world's first genetically-enhanced, talking, genius-IQ dog, in his own words.

A Matter of Form
Robert Moriyama
If Al Majius doesn't face the undead uberwizard Aaron Morgenstern in a duel to the death, hundreds of innocent lives may be lost. His chances of victory are somewhere between zero and less than zero, but if he dies, there will be nobody who can solve the Morgenstern problem for the long run.

An Echo of Strings
L. J. Geoffrion
On November 10, 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald was lost to Lake Superior, with all hands. No one knows what happened that stormy night. This is the story of The Lady of the Lake, the Finnish Snow "God", Heikke Lunta and the Mighty Fitz…

Ryan A. Somma
Jyl found a way to step outside of Time — but there was a price to pay. And that price kept growing…

Chris Ward
James woke up after a very, very, very long nap to find that he was the Last Man on Earth…

Space Castaway
David Brookes
He'd won a Once In A Lifetime adventure — a year alone on a space station, with his every move recorded for viewers back on Earth. But things were not nearly as much fun as he had imagined, especially as the weeks dragged on — and on — and on.

Spitting Image
E. S. Strout
Divorce wasn't an option, but unless Jennifer could give Steve a child, he would make her life hell. A clone seemed like the solution to her problem …

Testing The Babysitter
Gary J. Beharry
Secretly working to identify people infected with the virus that granted psychokinesis — followed by insanity — was a tough job for an eleven-year-old, but Derek had to try.

The Body of Isaac Cracklin
Brian C. Petroziello
A series of five murders with the same bizarre M.O. rates attention even in New York City. Minelli and Mulhearn take on the case, because when the going gets weird, they get going.

The Tower House
Ronald Polizzi
Caitlin hated the new house on principle — being forced to move with her parents away from her friends and her school because they had problems was totally unfair. They barely cared if she was there anyway, between her Mom's drinking and her Dad's angry retreat into his work. But the window in Caitlin's room in the tower offered a way out…

Results of Forum Flash Challenge for February 2008

Congratulations to Nate Kailhofer, winner of the February 2008 Forum Flash Fiction Challenge. Check out Bill and Harriet and four more snack-sized morsels of Mom 'n' Pop spacegoing fun (after you read and comment on our other fine features, of course…) And check the Fun and Games folder of the Forum in March for another impossible mission in the Flash zone!

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Poetry and Filk Music

John Grey

Duel In The Midnight Rain

Industrial Action
Stuart Sharp

Ivory Scam
Francis W. Alexander

Last Train For Edinburgh
Jon Stocks

Lend Me Thy Heart
James Matthew Byers

Don Coonrod

Lyn Perry

The Legend Of MiddleEarthenTown
Joseph Cameron

The Lovers
Michaela Sefler

Richard Tornello

Stratification 2
Richard Tornello

Stratification 3
Richard Tornello

Swirling Grey Storm Clouds
Heather Kuehl

Unidentified Funny Object
Richard H Fay

Christian Ward

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Articles and features

Reader's Corner: Myth Adventures, Volumes 1 & 2
TaoPhoenix dives into Meisha Merlin's new ominbus reprintings of Robert Asprin's classic fantasy humour series.

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