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Fiction Fragment: Border Time

Gerald Thorne sat in his study, running the thin silver chain links flow between his ink-stained fingers. He was aware of the soft rumble of the traffic outside, but it was the patient ticking of the clock that held his … Continue reading

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Windups in the Library: Seville

“I was looking in the travel books, and I can’t find anything about Seville.” “Where?” “Seville? You know, Spain?” “Are you sure you were looking in the right place?” “Where else might it be? Have we got a display?” “No, … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Shapes

The shapes and shadows flowed round and through each other. They twisted and built, circling and lengthening before unravelling and contracting in a constant rhythm. Even in the contractions there was a promise of growth as the eye came to … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: The Carving

It was so out of place that it somehow blended into being totally unremarkable. Among the general clutter of folded chairs and awning material, small tables and gardening tools it stood proud against the house wall. It was five foot … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Misheard

“I’ve got a cracked sole” Ben heard Roger say, behind him. “There’s a place on the High Street can fix that”, he said. He turned to ask how bad it was. “I think you misheard me. I’m not sure a … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment – Meltdown

We watched through sound-proof toughened glass at the prisoner while the speakers inside the cell played. By the third iteration of the Cassilda-Zahn melodic progressions his internal skin structures were already starting to rupture and break down in hazy overlapping … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: The Briefing

Larellon looked up when the shadow of the new arrival crossed the threshold of his bivouac. He completed the pass of the whetstone along the edge of his hunting blade before speaking however. “Rest a while if you please, or … Continue reading

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