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Archive for October, 2014

  • Fiction: “Till Death Us Do Part” by E.N. Loizis

    Oct 31, 14 • FictionComments Off on Fiction: “Till Death Us Do Part” by E.N. Loizis
    Fiction: “Till Death Us Do Part” by E.N. Loizis

    Jennifer stared at the man sitting across from her. “Excuse me, what was that again?” “I’m a vampire.” “You’re a vampire?” “Yes.” “As in—dead?” “We prefer the term undead.” “As in a drink-blood-sleep-upside-down-live-forever-kind-of-thing?” “In a nutshell.” “Any other tidbits I need to know about?”...

  • Fiction: “Back from the Dead” by John Lance

    Oct 31, 14 • FictionNo Comments
    Fiction: “Back from the Dead” by John Lance

    The hunchback reminded Cassius of his first servant, Grimly. The gorilla-like-arms, heavy brow, and dull eyes; it was as if Grimly had returned from the Abyss. Cassius supposed that’s why he agreed to interview Erogi in the first place...

  • Fiction: “The Pro Turned Weird” by Stephen Lickman

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction5 Comments
    Fiction: “The Pro Turned Weird” by Stephen Lickman

    Dr. Edward “Eddie” McDaniels knew that if there were two things that went together, it was horrible weather and revenge-obsessed undead. And that night, the weather was positively crappy. Wave after wave of heavy, autumn rain crashed against the sliding glass door. In the center of the living room, Eddie waited...

  • Fiction: “A Failure to Communicate” by Phil Temples

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction2 Comments
    Fiction: “A Failure to Communicate” by Phil Temples

    On a morning in late October, the alien stepped out of his spaceship into the bright morning sun in the Boston Commons. For all intents and purposes, Gomph looked like an oversized porcupine. At 60 kilograms, he stood nearly one-and-a-half meters tall...

  • Fiction: “This Cat Must Die!” by Jason Lairamore

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction, Marquee1 Comment
    Fiction: “This Cat Must Die!” by Jason Lairamore

    The heavy ceramic angel sitting high on the shelf above the sliding glass door was perfect for what Sham, the ethereal, had in mind. That fat, orange cat had to die. Its death was the only way he could become a real ghost...

  • Fiction: “Disclaimer” by Bret McCormick

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction4 Comments
    Fiction: “Disclaimer” by Bret McCormick

    TRANSACTION COMPLETE **PLEASE READ THIS FULL DISCLAIMER BEFORE CLOSING** Thank you for pressing the “Accept” option on the previous page and legally completing the transfer of ownership of rights and obligations of authorship in the work of fiction entitled My Five Minutes in Hell (MFMIH), penned by Howard Phillips Derbury sometime in ...

  • Fiction: “The Thing About Analyn” by David Steffen

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction, Marquee1 Comment
    Fiction: “The Thing About Analyn” by David Steffen

    In retrospect, I should’ve realized there was something bizarre about Analyn much earlier than I did, certainly before we’d been dating for six weeks. But I was a college freshman, barely away from my overprotective mother, and eager to live life...

  • Fiction: “Fulfilling” by Joy Bernardo

    Oct 31, 14 • Fiction, MarqueeNo Comments
    Fiction: “Fulfilling” by Joy Bernardo

    I’d been born and raised in sunny Florida, so isn’t it ironic that the one thing I fear most in life is a night-stalking bloodsucker? I’ve spent many nights staring out my bedroom window at eyes glaring back at me from the trees. My friends and family think I’m crazy, of course...

  • Want to see more stories?

    Want to see more stories?

    While I’m in the throes of having lots of Meaningful Learning Experiences with this new website, you might want to click the Back Issues button in the upper right corner and take a last look at the stories on the old SHOWCASE site, before the bulldozers of the Virtual Urban Renewal Program...