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CAN YOU BE WHO YOU ARE?

Eighteen-year-old Tatiana is running from her past and her star-touched powers eight years after a meteor devastates earth’s population. Her power to heal may be overshadowed by more destructive abilities. Fleeing the persecution of those like her, Tatiana seeks refuge … Continue reading

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ALIEN DECEIT

“Ensign Jeffries, there’s been a malfunction,” said Samuels. Teleportation was risky. People used to end up in walls, underground, midair, even floating in space, but there hadn’t been any off world malfunctions like this in years. She glanced at the … Continue reading

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A. L. Kaplan Wins Another Flash Fiction Challenge

Two weeks in a row! Another flash fiction challenge win at Indies Unlimited. A. L. Kaplan is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with … Continue reading

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A HUMBLE REPAST

Snow flew across the room as the door swung open, bringing with it the cold Mary and Frank had just driven away with their meager cup of hot soup. A few people barked obscenities even after the door closed. Frank’s … Continue reading

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BEYOND

Tanya gripped the steering wheel with white knuckles, struggling against the air that seemed to press down on her. Sweat streamed down her back. The erratic thump, thump of her heart drowned out the honking horns behind her. Drivers gestured … Continue reading

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SHORE 1: AN INHOSPITABLE SHORE

My skin felt like over-cooked bacon. There was no water or food on this island, only a few spiny shrubs. Dehydration would probably get me first. Already my tongue felt thick and heavy. It would have been better to have … Continue reading

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THE FOG OF MEMORY

I stare at the old barn through the thick mist. My heart pounds. That barn burned down thirty years ago. Police thought a dropped lighter and moonshine turned that tinder-trap into a lethal blaze. But that wasn’t the cause. I … Continue reading

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