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Movies like Alien, Event Horizon, and Pitch Black have popularized the Space Horror genre.
However, not enough literature or movies have shown space horror from the POV of the monster, in my humble opinion.
So I decided to attempt one and got it published on Black Hare Press. It’s a great website for creatives looking to submit drabbles, short stories, and novellas.
For those who don’t know what a drabble is, it’s a short fictional story around 100 words in length.
Check out mine here.
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There’s not an abundance of sci-fi stories written about Mercury.
So in conjunction with writing my guide to World Building on Mercury, I also wrote a short story.
I am fascinated with the Dan Brown style of combining two seemingly unlike things. For him it was the Vatican and CERN’s atom smasher. For me, it was spiritual mysticism and Mercury.
I was inspired by the Sufi wisdom in The Way of the Sufi Kindle by Idries Shah. So I wrote a story that encapsulated some of these lessons.
CHECK IT OUT HERE: The Blind Mystic in Vanishing Point Magazine
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In a post scarcity future when anything and everything is available on the net, people are literally killing themselves out of boredom.
Chemotherapy treatment might be the next edgy new thing.
READ STORY HERE AT TELEPORT MAGAZINE
The denizens sent from Hell to torment the living don’t have horns, bat wings and they certainly don’t fucking sparkle. They prey on humans in a much more clandestine manner. On a demon spawn’s 1,057th birthday she goes out on the Las Vegas city strip. Ready to hunt for men. Literally dressed to kill.
Thank you Dark Dossier Magazine for publishing my short, spooky story, “1,057th Birthday.”
When a race of galactic alien conquerors can no longer use slave labor, they try out the human concept of unpaid internships. Check out my short sci-fi piece in Cough Syrup magazine. A magazine for short, experimental, trippy fiction.
What would it be like if a society had “citizen scores” in addition to “credit scores?” The government develops a number to evaluate their judgement of your character as a person. This number governs every aspect of your life.
I decided to write a short cyberpunk story about a fictional society that is run by citizen scores and apps. It got published in The Weird and Whatnot Magazine.
You can read it here!
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It’s hard being a 1,057-year-old demon spawn who absorbs life essences, especially when working at the office. Read my 100-word flash fiction about it here, at The World of Myth Magazine.
What happens when people merge with AI?
What would a city look like, if built by AI?
Find out by reading my flash fiction that was just published on 365tomorrows. It’s shorter than four post-it notes.
“I saw things in the night sky my neighbors did not. Glimmers of iridescent light against the backdrop of stars. I think it was because of what happened to me during the blackouts. Every time I blacked out, I woke up different somehow…“
Read the rest at the site above.
If you yourself are trying to get your sci-fi flash fiction published, 365tomorrows may be worth considering.
(Art from SilviaP_Design, WikiImages, Bernell, and Hypnoart —visual artists on Pixabay.)
“Tagging along on the honeymoon of your two best friends makes you feel a little like the squeaky extra wheel on your nephew’s tricycle. Your two best friends in the whole world are a sentient monkey named Bob and a beastman cleverly named Beastman.”
This is my experiment with writing a story in second person, present tense. It was pretty fun. It’s also pretty short. Less than 1,500 words. You could probably read it in the time that it takes to brew a cup of coffee.
If you’ve ever wanted to read about the adventures of a sentient monkey named Bob and a Beastman, check it out:
Bob and Beastman’s Honeymoon (Space Squid)
(Image Artist:RyanMcGuire is a Pixabay user and shutterbug from Ithaca, New York.)
What happens in the future when more people start using 3D printers and need tech support? Especially when people start using their printers to make food? Will you have people downloading brunch from malicious websites? Will the bacon in your BLT turn to tentacles?
In a short story of less than 1,500 words, you can check it out here: Space Squid – Downloading Brunch