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The T-Shirt from the Future: A Short Short Story

Someone nudged my shoulder, stirring me from deep sleep. “Wake up, grandpa,” said an unfamiliar voice. Grandpa? Who’s that? I opened my eyes to see a young woman, dressed in black, looking back at me. Her face was brown, and her eyes … Continue reading

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An Absurd “Explanation” for Creativity in Humans (a short short story)

[Note: I’m currently taking a class focusing on creativity, and this was first written as an assignment for that class.] The reason some people are creative, while others are not, is simple: we’re hybrids of pure human DNA, plus that … Continue reading

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Bicycles Don’t Need Telepathy: A Short Short Story

Since I hate being told what to do, and people kept telling me I had to learn to drive, and get a driver’s license, and so on, I refused, getting around by foot or bicycle, instead . . . or … Continue reading

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Initial Transmission After Arrival, from the First Automated Spacecraft from the Pluto/Charon System, “Wizonn Shore,” to Visit the Mysterious Planet Earth, Surrounded by Its Atmosphere of High-Pressure Nitrogen (and Toxic Oxygen) High-Temperature Vapors

[Source: This is the lead story in the most recent issue of The Charon Space Central Daily, published electronically every 6th or 7th Earth day, since Pluto’s day lasts almost as long as our week. I simply translated it into English, after I … Continue reading

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A Short Short Story, Set In an Alternate Universe

Having run out of appeals, the famous actor bravely stood ready, as Queen Elizabeth II readied her ceremonial sword. Suddenly, a high-pitched voice from the gallery cried out, “Please, Your Majesty! Your Highness, please — anyone but Patrick Stewart! Spare him, … Continue reading

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