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The Shadow Box Dome by Chloe Dixon

The Shadow Box Dome by Chloe Dixon

The forecast for the day was cloudy, and grey, like an artist brushed the sky with dirty paint water. The small town brought a homey feeling to all who looked upon it. The small bric-a-brac houses made up of bricks, wood, and various metals lined…

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Nymph By Jennifer Rostowsky

Nymph By Jennifer Rostowsky

Shimmering under the luscious aqua of chemical-rich water of the pool, the back of a young girl contorted like the waves of the ocean. Dozens of eyes bore into her pliant form, shining in utter adoration as they wished to move their bodies under the…

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Service To Theta 7 By Milaci Ray

Service To Theta 7 By Milaci Ray

On the New York City subway, ridership has increased about eight times since the intergalactic border was opened up in 2389. Being an alien from a world long since destroyed did not save the Creature from having to try and decipher the NYC subway map….

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The Clankers By Rachel Heller

The Clankers By Rachel Heller

My father was the one who told me about the Clankers. The Clankers, he’d say, lighting his pipe, were responsible for the walls in the city. It was their duty to move the walls, putting them up and taking them down as needed. I couldn’t…

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Mother Daughter Dance By Claire Muirhead

Mother Daughter Dance By Claire Muirhead

Stephanie always knew there was something strange about her family, even from a young age. Her siblings always seemed to be doing something that was generally frowned upon. Her parents didn’t seem to like Stephanie, or really any of their children, and insisted they call…

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The Crow by Nikki Conero

The Crow by Nikki Conero

The crow sat high above in the trees staring down upon the people walking below. There were happy families on Sunday afternoon strolls, older couples enjoying their little walk through the freshly fallen snow, and groups of teenagers running along the trail and calling after…

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Till Checkmate by Rachel Heller

Till Checkmate by Rachel Heller

A woman—no, scarcely more than a girl—white as a corpse, with scarlet curls reaching her shoulders and upturned eyes the green of corroded copper. It was her lips, though, that were truly a sight: blue as ice, a shock truly alien on that soft pale…

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The End Of The Ocean by Amy Nicklin

The End Of The Ocean by Amy Nicklin

The trip felt short, no longer than a nap pressed against the vibrating car window. Meiko jolted awake. Her head was sore from the constant bumping against the glass. Her mother turned off the engine without a word, leaving Meiko blinking drowsily in the passenger…

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The Pit Watchers by Marc Cioffi

The Pit Watchers by Marc Cioffi

In a room underground exists a square pit several dozen yards wide and many thousands of feet deep. Grey-blue smoke clouds the pit. Around it, there are four benches, each stretching the whole side lengths of the pit. Every so often, the leader of the…

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The Hunter by Kayla Rodriguez

The Hunter by Kayla Rodriguez

Herne dismounted his steed and stamped his feet upon the ground just before the forest. It was unsafe for a hunter to prowl such a thick forest so close to sundown, but Herne wasn’t like most hunters. He was the best in his village, the…

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