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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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The Village is Closed

Published Oct 15, 2020 · 924 words (4 minutes) · 34 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) · 53 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) · 90 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 · 296 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) · 188 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 · 308 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) · 251 views

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It isn’t easy taking a dragon on vacation…

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I'm Sorry I Couldn't Make it True

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 1,983 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 294 views

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A teen uses her brother’s time travel machine to try to “fix” her one big regret.

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Questions Posed in an Alien Tongue

Published Jan 15, 2020 · 1,286 words (5 minutes) · 4 likes · 653 views

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At age five, she survived a crash landing on an alien planet. At age twenty, she's charged with learning what brought her ship here. But the answers may permanently change her relationship with her keepers—or are they her captors?

Wendy Nikel, tea aficionado and flash fiction expert, has published dozens of short stories in venues such as Nature Futures, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. Her time travel novella, THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press.

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I was experimenting with water, cooking oil and different color patterns displayed by an old iPad. I like the "jupiterian vibe" of this particular bubble.

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The Mature Starlet's Guide to Making a Comeback

Published Dec 3, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 289 views

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When it comes to getting a second chance at life, Eleanor Ridgeway doesn’t fight fair.

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