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Wendy Nikel

Space explorer, time traveler, wanderer of eerie places

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Wendy Nikel is a speculative fiction author with a degree in elementary education, a fondness for road trips, and a terrible habit of forgetting where she's left her cup of tea. Her series of time travel novellas, beginning with THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press. For more info, visit wendynikel.com

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12:20 Bus From the Basics

Published Jan 31, 2021 · 937 words (4 minutes) · 104 views

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A young woman who’s just received her first universal basic income payment tries to escape the neighborhood — and life — she grew up in.

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The Blackbird King

Published Dec 10, 2020 · 102 words (1 minute) · 169 views

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A very short story based on the nursery rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence”

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Detritus

Published Nov 16, 2020 · 802 words (3 minutes) · 141 views

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An archer standing guard over a cursed seaside castle confronts a new threat.

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The Village is Closed

Published Oct 15, 2020 · 924 words (4 minutes) · 223 views

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A village tucked away in the woods harbors a dark secret.

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Inertia

Published Sep 14, 2020 · 864 words (4 minutes) · 209 views

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When a couple is paired off in an intergalactic project, they must face an unexpected disaster together.

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Indispensable

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 1,007 words (4 minutes) · 261 views

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An office worker has to decide whether to allow her company to create an AI version of her to replace her.

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An Examination of the Trash Recovered at Armstrong Lunar Park

Published Jul 20, 2020 · 943 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 440 views

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During a government shutdown, one ranger at a lunar park takes it upon themselves to continue clean-up.

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Stardust

Published Jun 15, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 329 views

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When the inventor of a space elevator dies of in an epidemic, her family says goodbye to her in an unusual way.

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All the Days We Can't Leave Behind

Published Apr 17, 2020 · 873 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 442 views

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When a tragedy is “rewound” with the help of time travel, a couple finds they still must cope with the emotions it brings.

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Always Let Your Dragon Fly First Class

Published Mar 19, 2020 · 1,706 words (7 minutes) · 412 views

Fantasy Humor contemporary dragon Travel fun contemporary fantasy

It isn’t easy taking a dragon on vacation…

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