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Commercial Dreamtime Testing

ALEXANDER HAMBONE LAY STRAPPED to the steel hospital gurney while a doctor in a white lab coat hovered over him, clenching his clipboard. “Now, Mr. Hambone, it’s imperative you understand that in order to collect the full payment for this … Continue reading

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Take One for the Team!

I WOKE UP AROUND ELEVEN IN THE MORNING on a Tuesday and even though my mouth was dry and tasted like sulfur I had the overwhelming urge to get up quickly and vomit about a gallon of water into the … Continue reading

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Daughter Thieves

THEIR BLACK COUPE HOVERED INCHES ABOVE THE ANCIENT HIGHWAY. Verch sped through traffic as slim cars flashed by. Their car buzzed, burning fuel. He jerked the handle-wheel to cross lanes alongside a snake truck. The amber bellies of truck platforms … Continue reading

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Talent Police

“DEAR DIARY, Installing you on my computer is the best decision I’ve ever made. You’ve lived up to every claim made on your packaging. I highly doubt you’ll insubordinate or grow the hangnail-personalities that plagued past diaries.

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The Heat

THE AHEARA’S HULL GROANED and folded. It burst up with licking flames as we escaped in the lifeboat with my thumb dead-stopping the outboard’s throttle. I clutched the flare gun in my other hand. The Aheara’s bow upturned, sinking in … Continue reading

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