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Archive for December, 2010

December 2010

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

New Phantasma…

Love in the Time of the Serpent King by RJ Astruc

She lays her tusked head on the ground and I climb onto her back, curling my fingers around the horns of bone that jutt from her ribs. My doomed cell-mates do not stir.… Keep reading...

Echo of the Invisible World

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

by Shelly Li

Six-limbed but standing on two, the foreign being stared at Dr. Richardson with black, almost blue eyes.

Looking out the window, Richardson could see the cubed silver pods docking into the space station’s hangar deck, ready to finally transport their alien ambassador back to their home planet.… Keep reading...

Love in the Time of the Serpent King

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

by RJ Astruc

I am four, maybe five, when the deev first visits me.

I’m sitting behind our house, drawing pictures in the sand with a stick. Save for the neighbour’s chickens, I am completely alone. My mother is at the market with my sisters; my father and brothers are soldiers and have not been home for many months.… Keep reading...

The Fox

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

by Richard Beland

Alan O’Dunne, known to every buccaneer and sailor on the high seas as the Fox, was captured, and the Bones had him. An infamous dungeon, the Bones was almost always the last gasp for criminals, and those not sent to the gallows would wallow in their cells, shackled to the wall, until nothing remained but a skeleton, which was left on the cold stones as a ghastly reminder to new inmates that theirs was a grim fate.… Keep reading...

The Keeper of Promises

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

By Abha Iyengar

Marushi, the bird, with his blue beak, yellow head and bright orange plumage, his red breast adorned with black dots that shone like live coals when the sun fell on them, watched the young fifteen year old girl, Ramlu, as she danced on the hot, deserted road.… Keep reading...

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