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  • Fiction: “Elves Are Douchebags” by Robert Lowell Russell

    May 15, 14 • Fiction2 Comments
    Fiction: “Elves Are Douchebags” by Robert Lowell Russell

    Floriel’s eyes were gold, her hair silver, and her features so fine, Jack thought they should be chiseled in marble: paint and canvas would be too temporary. Her smile made him ache. Braless, she wore a bright pink t-shirt several sizes too small that proclaimed her the World’s Greatest Grandmother...

  • Fiction: “Death Bites” by Bill Bibo, Jr.

    May 15, 14 • FictionNo Comments
    Fiction: “Death Bites” by Bill Bibo, Jr.

    “Hurry, Atalanta,” Hermes said. “You’ll never outrun the suitors your father has gathered if you can’t keep pace.” Silver wings flapped casually on his heels, while another pair on his golden helmet suspended him inches above the asphalt jogging path. He glided a few feet in front of his running partner, who was huffing and [&hellip...

  • Fiction: “First Date” by Bruce Bethke

    May 14, 14 • Fiction2 Comments
    Fiction: “First Date” by Bruce Bethke

    I have it bad for la chica bonita. Go figure. I live in Minnesota. I’m as Nordic as Nordic gets. I come from that ancient genetic factory somewhere north of Oslo that makes ‘em tall, broad, and strawberry-blonde, with a beard you could hide a battle-axe in. In school they called me...

  • Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    May 14, 14 • Badger & Vole ReviewNo Comments
    Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Badger: Okay, I’ve seen it. But rather than comment on it at any length, I’m just going to toss out a topic question. Why was Captain America: The First Avenger such a great movie, while most of the Marvel products since then...

  • Creative Destruction In Progress

    May 14, 14 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Creative Destruction In Progress

    Stand by for the arrival of Stupefying Stories Showcase 2.0, coming soon to this domain...

  • Fiction: “Earth Day” by J. M. Perkins

    Apr 22, 14 • Fiction1 Comment
    Fiction: “Earth Day” by J. M. Perkins

    For thousands of years, we did not understand our purpose. Those were dark times, times when we poisoned the sky and soured the land against us. We flailed, searching, ever searching without knowing what we were searching for...

  • Fiction: “My Dead Uncle Rob” by Stephen A. Dickson

    Mar 21, 14 • FictionNo Comments
    Fiction: “My Dead Uncle Rob” by Stephen A. Dickson

    A week ago, my Uncle Rob died. The priest at the funeral talked about how everyone who knew Rob was blessed. That made me sad. I’d only met him a few times and never had much of a chance to hang out with him...

  • Fiction: “Blind Spot” by S. R. Mastrantone

    Mar 21, 14 • Fiction1 Comment
    Fiction: “Blind Spot” by S. R. Mastrantone

    She couldn’t remember the last time a family Christmas had been so pleasantly uneventful. Even Becky was enjoying herself. Smiling, no less. She was at the dinner table holding the attention of a small army of wonder-struck kin. “What are you all up to?” Isla asked...