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Don’t Count Your Sprite Shards Before They’re Caged by Dawn Vogel

Don’t Count Your Sprite Shards Before They’re Caged by Dawn Vogel

Baleful red light crackled across the sky, outlining a mushroom cap atop tentacles, stretching down into the clouds. Conditions were perfect for the abominably misnamed “sprite” to discharge the shards that powered the airship Jubilee on long-range journeys. “You saw where it struck?” Tali asked. Her pilot, Rowan, rolled their eyes. “Yes, Captain.” Tali nodded.Read more about Don’t Count Your Sprite Shards Before They’re Caged by Dawn Vogel[…]

The Space Between Breaths by Rebecca Roland

The Space Between Breaths by Rebecca Roland

You are the king’s champion, and have been for years. Everybody knows of your skill, your seeming ability to read your opponents’ movements before even they know what they’ll do. What nobody knows, however, is that in that open space of anticipation between exhalation and inhalation, in that space between breaths, people’s minds are completelyRead more about The Space Between Breaths by Rebecca Roland[…]

The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski

The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski

Secretary of State Juan Quarez knew the only thing worse than a visit from the Voltaran Ambassador was a visit to the Voltaran Embassy. That made preparations like opening every window and amping up the State Department’s air handling system an easy decision. The ambassador arrived promptly at 9 AM. Juan drew a last breathRead more about The Trouble with Norbels by Sandra Skalski[…]

The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright

The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright

“Sex is overrated. Like pumpkin-spice latte.” Gala sipped her espresso. Her date’s foam mustache flinched. “Really? Then why are you here?” “I like the playlist.” She smiled, listening to an old jazz song. Most patrons had left the coffee shop when the dusk turned windows into mirrors so the murmur of voices couldn’t spoil Gala’sRead more about The Love of Her Life by Astrid N. Wright[…]