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James Van Pelt

Talking to Public Radio about a Story on Curious Fictions

Published May 28, 2020 · 174 words (1 minute) · 7 views

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Author James Van Pelt talks to Colorado Public Radio about writing science fiction about a pandemic, twenty years before today's events.

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Tiffany E. Wilson

One Shot

Published Apr 13, 2020 · 3,876 words (15 minutes) · 247 views

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When Kiara gets sick in the middle of a pandemic, she has to search beyond the failed US healthcare system for a chance at survival.

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Premee Mohamed

Plague Panel Thoughts

Published Apr 5, 2020 · 3,452 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 324 views

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Pandemic thoughts about disasters and literature (and disaster literature) based on WiFiSciFi panels

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Nancy Jane Moore

How to Deal With the Coming Crisis

Published Mar 16, 2020 · 776 words (3 minutes) · 193 views

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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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Joe Pitkin

A Murmuration of Starlings

Published Mar 14, 2020 · 5,936 words (22 minutes) · 124 views

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Dr. Evelyn Cole has been recruited to eradicate a massive population of starlings in sleepy Fort Clark, Washington, as part of an effort to combat a pandemic. But she soon finds that there is more to these starlings, and to the infection they carry, than she thought...

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Did you know that Mozart kept a pet starling? These beautiful birds are often viewed in North America as pests (as they are not native). But I love these birds and the many sounds they make -- they do a very good job of imitating hawks...
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Vincent L. Scarsella

Quarantine

Published Mar 12, 2020 · 7,602 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 554 views

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A new virus spreads through a major city leaving the government a terrible option for containment!

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Marlee Jane Ward

Starving to Death in Brunswick West

Published Mar 7, 2020 · 1,653 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 692 views

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The story of a quarantine told in recipes. Originally published on the now-defunct Australian short-story website 'Slink Chunk Press'. The only story I've ever written in 2nd person, and probably the only one I ever will.

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Medical face mask on the ground. Maybe worn by a person who tried to protect him/herself from corona virus.
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James Van Pelt

The Lies

Published Aug 21, 2019 · 1,217 words (5 minutes) · 300 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 · 486 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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James Van Pelt

Friday, After the Game

Published Sep 8, 2018 · 5,160 words (19 minutes) · 450 views

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