Fiction

“A Christmas Miracle,” by Margo Hollingsworth

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

Kelsey was dead now, but it was supposed to be a Christmas surprise.



“When Billionaires Flee to Proxima b,” by Chris Panatier

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

The billionaires gathered inside their special room, the hermetically sealed one with piped-in HEPA air, aromatherapy diffusers, and personal attention chambers. The room, rarely used, was reserved for emergencies only, and nobody present would dispute that this was an emergency.



“Pacification,” by Virginia Revel

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

The Prince stood at the palace windows, pensively perusing the panorama below. He was, from his own perspective, a progressive potentate. He protected his people from pirates and other predators. He promoted prosperity. He persecuted the peasants only when they were presumptuous, and he had recently postponed a projected purge of the petty bourgeoisie. Yet on this day he was preoccupied with problems.



“Cherry Berry Lick-A-Licious,” by Cayce Osborne

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

Lord Abernathy’s piercing gaze blazed across the ballroom, the fire in his azure eyes burning a trail directly to Lady Annabelle’s loins. With a swish—

The shift whistle screamed, breaking Annie’s concentration. She clicked save on her latest story before stowing the laptop in her locker. Tucking blonde curls into her hairnet and stuffing the last of her tuna salad sandwich into her mouth, she hurried out to the bottling floor.



“While You Were Away,” by Martin S. Hadfield

Dec 20th, 2019 | By

A few things happened that you should probably know about. I tripped over the corner of the rug because it was curling up at the edge. Isn’t there something you can get to stick it down? Maybe A double-sided tape or something. Don’t worry this time because I was fine. As I was falling, I caught hold of the fish tank which saved me from crashing into the coffee table.