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Marie Vibbert

Snarky stories with robots, space ships, and blue collar sensibilities.

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Besides writing stories for markets like Analog and F&SF, poems, comics, and video games, Marie Vibbert has been a medieval (SCA) squire, ridden 17% of the roller coasters in the United States and has played O-line and D-line for the Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team. Follow her @mareasie on twitter

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 10 Chapters

Quixote Ugly

Updated May 26, 2020 · 27,118 words (99 minutes) · 1 like · 127 views

Fantasy Humor Satire urban fantasy

Marcy's neighbor Jasmine asks her to be her "sassy best friend." Jasmine has been reading urban fantasy for her literature thesis and believes herself to be a paranormal investigator. At first, Marcy humors her because it beats what's on TV, but then they meet a were-beaver, battle some drones Jasmine thinks are fairies, and Marcy starts to worry about the words "aiding and abetting." Can this modern-day Sancho save the town and her Quixote from each other?

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Infinite Boyfriends

Published Apr 25, 2020 · 3,555 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 7 views

Humor Science Fiction alternate universes Mad science

Nothing helps a girl get over heart break like a best friend, especially if that best friend is a mad scientist with the ability to pull new versions of your boyfriend from alternate timelines.

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Fourth Dimensional Tessellations of the American College Graduate

Published Feb 5, 2020 · 4,733 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 183 views

Science Fiction Math Climate Fiction

Alana's ex-boyfriend has a problem with disappearing bees. The cause is more mysterious than they imagine. Reviewed by Cat Rambo: “…the ending made my heart leap and it is my favorite story of 2018 so far. I will hold onto my copy of this magazine forever because it contains it.”

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nymph of a honey bee in the honeycomb
I can assure that a professional beekeeper advised me, the bees made it all safe back into the beehive.

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The Willing Body, the Reluctant Heart

Published Nov 21, 2019 · 1,852 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 251 views

Science Fiction Alien

A body collects friends heart, lung, and brain to seek out these strange new aliens who seem to have only one intelligence per body. AnLab Reader’s Choice Finalist! Printed in Chinese in Science Fiction World November, 2019

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Brain Trust

Published Jul 3, 2019 · 3,980 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 297 views

Science Fiction

This was my very first sold short story. I wrote it shortly after my wedding in Vietnam in 2001. Or I should say, I had already been working on the premise (the coopting of poor or third-world minds for distributed computing nodes, unappreciated minds become exploited labor) and a week in my mother-in-law's house made me change the setting.

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Hanoi street

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Fiction Series: Complete 3 Chapters

The Pits

Updated Jun 5, 2019 · 15,330 words (56 minutes) · 1 like · 220 views

Fantasy Humor Romance erotica explicit orcs

Orc porn! A high fantasy erotic romp. This is a gift to my subscribers to apologize for removing the previous orcporn epic. By reading this story you affirm you are at least 18 years of age, okay?

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Quirks

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 3,430 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 401 views

Science Fiction near future labor unions

Collective Bargaining and Direct Memory Transfer -- watch out for the quirks.

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The First Trebuchet on Mars

Published Jan 2, 2019 · 2,326 words (9 minutes) · 4 likes · 484 views

Science Fiction

Life is hard in a Mars research colony, but there's still downtime and plenty of boredom, which is why Jill Cooper built the first trebuchet catapult on Mars.

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Desert Craters

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The Wrong Way to do the Right Thing

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 4,073 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 459 views

Science Fiction

This story was written for a shared-world anthology, one intended to have a plot arc through it. I tried to advance that arc while also giving my readers some fun things to enjoy, and bring in a character from an earlier story.

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Featured August 21, 2018

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The Time Mechanic

Published Aug 3, 2018 · 4,060 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 1302 views

Humor Science Fiction Historical

A hapless tourist with a malfunctioning time machine has no choice but to beg help from Holly, a Prohibition-era mechanic in Dogleg Lick, Kentucky. Don’t miss this exuberant story by Marie Vibbert: 20-time published author, rollercoaster enthusiast, and former member of the Cleveland Fusion women’s football team.

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