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Night Service

image link Galinda's shift as hospitality liaison ended at 11 p.m. Most of the guests in town for the firefighters convention were now tucked into their suites or were getting incinerated in the lounge, belting out karaoke tunes. A 6'5” firefighter was up on stage, crying as he sang Debby Boone's, “You Light Up My… Continue reading Night Service

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Bocaville Back Door Records

Image by Vinson Tan from Pixabay Since Zimmy was a young lad, he had dreamed of owning a record store. Now that he was in his thirties he determined he'd have one operational by the end of the year. It was already May and time was wasting. He called the local realtor, who told him… Continue reading Bocaville Back Door Records

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Twilight’s Blood

Image by Peter H from Pixabay Never in my most far-out dreams did I ever expect to be a foreign exchange student spending my summer term abroad in Transylvania. My generation, the Millennials', concept of vampires had been shaped by the “Twilight” series of books and movies and the HBO series, “True Blood.” My expectation… Continue reading Twilight’s Blood

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Uncle Harold and the Volcano

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay The year is 2049. Console and computer gaming has come so far from 30 years ago. The hard-core gamers stay attuned to the latest developments to keep their edge in the MMOs*. Harold was not one of those players. Harold dabbled in gaming. Geordy, his wife, always… Continue reading Uncle Harold and the Volcano

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Anomaly

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay Sally, the visiting nurse, was on her way to meet a new client today. As Sally read through Mrs. Gates' case file the night before, she learned that Mrs. Gates was a recent widow. Her husband, a retired marine biologist, had collapsed a month prior while doing pool maintenance… Continue reading Anomaly

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Summer Cherry Picking

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay Rutger was a high school science teacher in the thumb of Michigan during the school year, but during his summers he became a vagabond in Europe, traveling to wherever his Euro-rail pass would take him, many times on a whim. One of the things Rutger loved most was taking… Continue reading Summer Cherry Picking

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Bait

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay The fishing trawler was headed home from another day of pulling its nets through the water to catch any and everything. Dark clouds rushed in and nature's bathtub began to churn. Norton, the first mate, called out, “Captain, there's a small boat looks to be drifting 100 yards to our… Continue reading Bait

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Lucky Winner

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Jean frowned when she saw icicles dangling like glass shoelaces from the eave of the roof. The weather man said it would be in the 50s on the report last night. When would she learn? Never must be the answer because she turned the radio on as she drove to… Continue reading Lucky Winner

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Agents of Light

Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash David Cronenberg's 1983 film, Videodrome, starring James Woods, with Debbie Harry (yes, Blondie) is a horror movie that shows by merely watching television you take in a horrible virus that destroys your mind. It is promoted as fictional and possibly considered science fiction as well. It's also, beyond question, social commentary on… Continue reading Agents of Light

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Origin Story

Image by Robert Ramsay from Pixabay The team of astrophysicists took a small cell sample from the large blue crystalline eye and examined it on a slide under a superelectroplasmic photon microscope. They were shocked that the cells were just as lustrous under 1 million times magnification. “It's unnatural!,” said Senior Scientist Margo French. “It's… Continue reading Origin Story