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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[…]

Stormeye Wormhole by Adam Lee Weatherford

Stormeye Wormhole by Adam Lee Weatherford

In two and half minutes, I’d either become the twelfth certified wormhole pilot or the seventieth-odd loser ripped apart by Jupiter’s storm shear. The decisive moment was speeding up to me. I’d ghost my electricals, coast through the eye of the storm, and slide through the tiny aperture halfway to another world. Even after allRead more about Stormeye Wormhole by Adam Lee Weatherford[…]

Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor

Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor

Down in the valley, beneath trees whose trunks rise evenly spaced and straight but whose gnarled arms twine high above, a woman kneels digging.          She digs with her hands, nails tearing. Bright-beaked birds watch, hopping among the risen roots. One chirps a sad melody, but the song is lost beneath the waterfall’s thundering: aRead more about Here Come the Demons by RJ Taylor[…]