February 2012

New Phantasma…

Deianira by J. M. McDermott

I didn’t run. I stopped and stared. It had an ancient eye, and some of its branches were tentacles. It was camouflaged as a fallen tree, but it was something older than a tree.

Four Parties by R. J. Astruc

“Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, they’re lost in their own age. They aren’t here in the here-and-now and maybe they never were. They never learnt to move with the times. Follow the zeitgeist, it’s always been my motto. Old gods should learn new tricks, don’t you think?”

Out Late by Janet Shell Anderson

She comes out of an alley. I can’t believe it. I know it’s her the way you know who someone is in a dream, but this is no dream.

Heaven? Can’t Wait by Mark Lawton

I didn’t swear once while I waited in heaven for my funeral. I probably would have stayed straight through if Jack hadn’t said “Dude you gotta go to your own funeral. If you don’t, you’ll regret it for the rest of your dead life.”

Acts of God and Other Lies by Mark Berryhill

God sat there, purposefully ignoring us, obviously embarrassed. You know how sometimes you do something stupid and you just want to disappear? I think he was doing that.

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