February 2022 Short Stories
Die Pose City
by Jason Arsenault
"Sometimes, bucking the system has unforseen side-effects..."
by Thomas Belton
"That’s how the Mogers had found us and how they’d taken us
back to their planet for some as of yet unexplained mission. Eventually
we were led into the city proper that looked more like a massive
beehive than a conventional set of humanoid buildings...."
by David Baresch
"One day, the last survivor will have a visitor..."
Mummy from Blood's Tomb
by Graham Andrews
"The Valley of the Tombs of the Kings – the name is full of
romance, and of all the wonders of Egypt it is the most thrilling to
the imagination. Here in this lonely valley head, from every sound of
life, guarded by the Horn, the highest peak in the Theban hills, which
like a natural pyramid above, lay buried thirty or more Egyptian kings,
amongst them the greatest Egyptian ever knew..."
by David Barber
"When the village woke that morning, no one remembered
Goodwife Axelrod's husband..."
by Abbott Seldon
"This is war!” said Dr. Autry Brooks, viewing the Earth two
hundred miles below through his optic zoomer...."
by Corinna Underwood
"The sun was tangerine segment sinking into a bed of
marshmallow as Holden stepped from the driver’s seat and held open the
door for his employer. Though her cat-walk stride never faltered, he
could tell that behind the dark glasses, she was hiding a secret
desire. Hurrying was not in Eloise’s nature. Other people hurried
things along for her so that she could retain her languid pace. In the
car, she slipped off her glasses and let out an almost imperceptible
sigh. Holden adjusted the rearview mirror, so it captured Eloise’s
blackberry eyes and passion fruit lips. She knew. She was avoiding him
deliberately. It was all part of the foreplay..."