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Serialised stories and Long Fiction

Strange Things Happen
J. L. Navarro
Folksy Hermonites and strange New Mexicans: do they mix?

The Apartment Ladies
Lee Alon
All the wrong people had keys to his apartment, but when they stopped uninvited one lazy morning, more than just annoying realtors came through the door…

The Zenin Menace
Donald Sullivan
Three groups of aliens visit Earth, and the fate of the planet rests in the hands of a proprieter of a bait and tackle shop.

Nightwatch: Dimensions' Gate
Jeff Williams
Max Cory, trapped in a mountain cave system thanks to his own carelessness, finds something unusual happening there, and he soon finds that he's not alone, that someone else is also observing the strange goings on.
A new shared universe series: Nightwatch, under the direction of Jeff Williams.

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Short Stories

J. E. Deegan
The day following the astonishing celestial event that had covered half the globe, Jason Mohs ventured into the abandoned train terminal seeking shelter from the bone-numbing cold. Being new to Limboland, he was unaware that the derelict building was a place to avoid.

Zahid Zaman
A woman finds herself trapped in a dream world where she faces terror as she searches for someone she lost.

Prufrock's Problem
Robert Moriyama
Yes, this is the same Prufrock who caused so much trouble for Al Majius and friends. The original version of this story appeared in Titan webzine several years ago; this version appeared last year in the defunct Planet Relish webzine.

The Existentialist
J.L. Navarro
After settling into his new home, Randolph Zook found himself one morning sitting on his porch drinking coffee and looking at the narrow dirt road that ran in front of the cabin. He caught a blue figure from the corner of his eye, and turning, he saw a lithe, tanned woman in a jogging suit, her long hair tied in a ponytail which bounced behind her as she ran. Without looking his way, she rushed by and continued down the road.

Two Gods of a Darker Sort
Jaimie L. Elliot
In this excerpt from the novel Harvest Moon, an unlikely group of adventurers searches for a prophet in order to learn why The Prophecy is no longer valid.

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Poetry and Filk Music

Armageddon Meteor
Phillip Reyth

Hear Her Cry
The Rev Theresa Jackson

In the Corner of this Room
Gillian Marshall

Living In The Past
Gareth Lyn Powel

The Artistry of Punishment
Gary William Crawford

The Tech's Lament
Steven Utley

What are you working on?
Aurelio Rico Lopez III

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Articles and features

The Pollwatchers!
Cary Semar
Cary Semar turns his eye towards the political scene…

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