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The Intricate Voids – John Whitman

Alas, Mobius

 

It was eons prior to the dawn of time when, from out of a sky that reached a forenoon chartreuse, a form of siliceous stone with great momentum stretched and scraped the horizon and hurdled downward upon the reigns of endless granite. Its mere presence, trekking from beyond the heavens, scarred the very atmosphere in which it cut, and from this came a shocking and ever-immersing orange shade that swept over the firmament.

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Detour – Suzanne Crain Miller

His mother could not comprehend his decision to go to community college. The night he disclosed this bit of news, she’d cried as he’d never seen her cry before. She had negligently assumed he’d prized the idea of going away to university as much as she had. Due to his arrival on this earth she, herself, had never finished her freshman year at Columbia. By giving him a sophisticated name,

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The Missionary Killings – S.M.H.

  “There will be no brain to understand what is God.”

 

Trail

 

The man walked. The man walked into the woods. The noise soaked land buzzed brightly in the heat. The man walked with a boy.  The boy was not his son. The boy was no relation. The boy walked in front.  A white leash looped around his thin neck, 

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Spandroid – Theresa Smith

A spandroid is a humanoid whose constitution and behavior developed as an adjunct to another, more important technology, and exists to support it. Were it not for the important process or object aided by the spandroid, the spandroid would not exist. The muse, so-called, is a spandroid, put into her spot in the ancient cosmogony for the reason that the production of a poem required, for some, the formal acknowledgement of a force outside themselves grooming and selecting their words and dispensing the fiery provender that came to be recognized as a technology called inspiration.

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