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Archive - September 2019

Fly

I dart between empty skyscrapers on empty streets. My armor squeezes my chest, suffocating me. Air rushes through the three tears in my glove, stinging the bloody wounds beneath. Footsteps pound on the pavement...

August’s Chart Toppers

We’re back, bringing you the Top songs Stories for August and also for Season Two. Ranking are based on comments, votes, and ratings. At the top of our August list are: Fire and Stone by Zachary Holbrook (Fantasy...

The Crystal Palace

I swallowed past the pain burning like a boulder in my throat. It resisted. I swallowed again, the lump searing into my soul as I trembled. Again… I was back in the game again. Trapped in this place of darkness. My car...

No Barrier Strong Enough

Jaelyn had considered slashing herself with the toothbrush shiv she'd fashioned. But if it were found on her it would be confiscated, and her venture would be over before it even started. The jagged rocks that formed...

Weary Dreamer

I think I've found him. Once the awful dream fades enough for me to breathe freely, I search the skies and spot the blue star in minutes. Every night since I left home has disappointed me, but tonight… Tonight, I think...

A Ride Home

CAL! Get me out of here!” Walden screamed into his comlink. The whine of blasters sent him scurrying around trees and jumping branches as he bounded through the woods where he’d landed that morning. At least CAL had the...

Identity

She turns as I approach. Girl in a tan hoodie with wisps of long blond hair. The way her hood is up, I assume she’s wearing an IdentMask, and I’m right. Black haze conceals her face. Her eyes are red, glowing Xs, and...

Magnificatz by Steve Ogden

Continuing our Sunday series about great online comics, today we have Magnificatz by Steve Ogden. Steve is obviously savvy about online marketing, because he has a strong cat-based internet strategy. (Ha ha ha!) You can...

1960s Final List & Monthly Winner

We entered everyone with a correct guess (user name in parentheses) into a random drawing. The first Havok Horde member’s name drawn won the $10 Amazon gift card for August. This month’s SUPER READER Award...

Stealer of Secrets

Thoughts flooded Adalai’s roving mind, most of which were not her own. He said he’d be here… …not a telepath. At least the one in the forest stays away… No one will hear… Adalai, sitting cross-legged on the forest...

Love’s Sacrifice

Arvin burst into the cabin. “We’ve got a problem.” “And what problem would that be?” Salya knitted a few more stitches. “Has the goat escaped again? The cart hit a rut in the road and dumped the milk?” Another overblown...