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Wendy Nikel

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Stardust

Published Jun 15, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 65 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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James Van Pelt

The Lies

Published Aug 21, 2019 · 1,217 words (5 minutes) · 323 views

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The magnificent short story writer, Bruce Holland Rogers, said that he wrote his award-winning tale, "The Dead Boy at Your Window," from a writing prompt. The prompt was, "Begin a story with a lie." I used that prompt for this short, apocalyptic piece.

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James Van Pelt

The Last of the O-Forms

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 6,295 words (23 minutes) · 5 likes · 518 views

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Dr. Trevin’s Traveling Zoological Extravaganza raked in the cash in the early days of the DNA-mutating plague—it was even featured in Newsweek! But now that mutated animals roam every city and town, Trevin and Caprice (a preternaturally smart 12-year-old) will need to resort to more desperate measures to stay relevant.

This Nebula-finalist story originally appeared in Asimov’s in 2004. Author James Van Pelt, an English teacher turned full-time writer, has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Campbell awards, and published dozens of short stories and novels.

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So… My mother and I were walking around the zoo and we decided to stop and chat with this ape. It was amazing!, the ape appears to understand what my mother says. They touched hands and all that human/animal love… and when I touch just the shoulder of my mom to tell her that we must be going home, the animal start throwing dust at me and yelling. It was hilarious.
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Marlee Jane Ward

The Walking Thing

Published Jul 25, 2019 · 6,692 words (25 minutes) · 2 likes · 272 views

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A plague of walking and the girl who stays behind.

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James Van Pelt

Friday, After the Game

Published Sep 8, 2018 · 5,160 words (19 minutes) · 613 views

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This story will be included in THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT from Fairwood Press. Available for preorder now in a signed, numbered, limited edition, hardbound release in November, 2020. At https://www.fairwoodpress.com/catalog/item/7650566/10433169.htm

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