Recently promoted to Rear Admiral, Rupert Buck’s flag flies aloft HMS Trident as his squadron is formed. Captain Sir Gabriel Anthony, England’s latest hero, has been chosen as flag captain. What was to have been a routine mission has suddenly been changed by the Foreign Services Office. American privateers have joined with the French to […]
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Finding a dead mouse in the lab is not usually such a big deal. But when the lab is a Biosafety Level-3 containment facility designed to keep things in and out, and when the mouse has a brain tumor that fluoresces under blue light, it’s time to start worrying.
When it’s your graduate student who […]
What woman of a certain age doesn’t sometimes look upon her life and wish she could go back and do it all over again?
With more of her life behind her than ahead, Margaret Braverman, a physicist teaching at a small college, cannot help but regret the things she never quite got right. Most important […]
It’s the War of 1812. The early days of the war are met with one failure after another. General Hull has surrendered an entire army to the British without inflicting a single casualty. After discussing the lack of Army leadership with the Secretary of War, President Madison decides he needs someone to be a mover […]
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Available Light is a collection of eighteen short stories, some humorous, others darker, but all with the underlying theme of how love complicates our actions. Whether they are trying to protect their loved ones, draw them closer, or drive them away, the characters sow confusion and struggle […]
A youthful vagrant, Billy Tabbs has been living in the streets for as long as he can remember, scratching out a pitiable existence in a city that doesn’t much care if he lives or dies.
Amid rumors that his kind are disappearing from the alleyways and the overpasses, Billy is recruited into a bizarre homeless […]
We received dozens of submissions for our first short story contest, “Extrapolatory Science.” Choosing was tough–we finally decided to award two honorable mentions to break a 3-way tie. We tried to select a range of styles, from drama to humor. All winners are invited to submit a full-length novel or collection of short stories; the […]
“Phillip Gardner’s collection of stories Somebody Wants Somebody Dead pretty much corners the market when it comes to people living on the wrong side of the law—which is usually the right side of the law in these locales —and taking matters into their own hands. Throw in a garbage collecting […]
We’re hosting a flash-fiction (500 words) contest on Storiad. The winner gets to submit a full manuscript for consideration, and will receive a detailed critique. The winning stories will also be posted here and at the Storiad site. The theme is “Science in Fiction”– fiction about science, scientists, discoveries, technologies, green mouse […]
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