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Elinor Caiman Sands

The History of the Sacred Non-Cow

Published Mar 27, 2020 · 1,741 words (7 minutes) · 64 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction cows cattle virtualreality virtualworlds food animals religion

The Sacred Non-Cow is a marvellous beast that grazes unmolested on the fertile pastures of ancient Babylon--until Man begins to encroach on Her lands with thoughts of roast beef. Then the Sacred Non-Cow faces difficult choices regarding Her future--if, indeed, She has a future.

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Marie Vibbert

Quixote Ugly

Updated Mar 25, 2020 · 14,560 words (53 minutes) · 69 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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Rhiannon R-S

How to Survive the Apocalypse

Published Mar 22, 2020 · 849 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 17 views

Horror Humor Satire Science Fiction zombie apocalypse video games

Beauty tip essentials for the zombie apocalypse, or a short meditation on societal norms.

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Trent Jamieson

The Agent - A True Story

Published Mar 18, 2020 · 880 words (4 minutes) · 78 views

Fantasy Humor Satire True Stories Agents Facilities

It's all about finding the right agent, and the perfect number of toilets.

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Nancy Jane Moore

How to Deal With the Coming Crisis

Published Mar 16, 2020 · 776 words (3 minutes) · 125 views

Fantasy Satire superstitions pandemic worry

This story was written during an earlier, and much less dangerous, pandemic. The ideas underlying it are far too relevant. It's based on my personal superstition that if I worry about something it won't happen. That is, of course, ridiculous, but the fact that I know that doesn't keep me from worrying and hoping that worrying will be enough. Stay home if you can, wash your hands, and keep your distance if you must go outside.

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James Van Pelt

High Stakes Test

Published Mar 11, 2020 · 4,667 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 61 views

Horror Satire education teaching School standardized testing

Teachers are human and kids aren't abstractions. Academic battles are fought by personalities where things get messy. It's also possible that you have to be careful for what you wish for if all you want is higher test scores.

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Times gone by a Back to School scene from the 20th Century. Blackboard and chalk.  The days before technology, when life was more simple, although school life much stricter. No calculators, we had to learn our times tables. This photo makes me feel fascinated.
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P.G. Galalis

Dear Parents, Your Child Is Not the Chosen One

Published Mar 7, 2020 · 2,250 words (9 minutes) · 33 views

Fantasy Humor Satire chosen one dark lord epistolary magic School Teacher

The selected letters of a put upon magic school teacher to the parents of one Rodney Goodblood, unacceptably average student. (Originally published in Diabolical Plots, 2019)

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J.R.H. Lawless

Losing Face

Published Mar 4, 2020 · 2,999 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 82 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction sci-fi Shared World Shared Universe Humour

This funny little SF short story, set in the same Universe and at the same time as my debut novel, ALWAYS GREENER, asks the question: We all know revolutions can start with a bang. But can they also start with a moustache?

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Caren Gussoff Sumption

Someone Like You

Published Feb 18, 2020 · 2,234 words (9 minutes) · 36 views

Humor Mystery Satire Science Fiction Women Hysteria

"I'm more of a private dick, but you hear all the penis jokes when you track rogue uteruses." Meet the Columbo of hysteria. An early humor piece, written in 2005.

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David Perlmutter

"Doing Time In The USA"

Published Feb 9, 2020 · 2,794 words (11 minutes) · 374 views

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Living in America is hard, especially if you're not human...

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