The short fiction in Thaumatrope creates illusions, not of physical motion, but of mind.—John Ottinger,

Thaumatrope is a twitter fiction magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction under 140 characters - edited by @nelilly.

Thaumatrope is a twitter fiction magazine for
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction
under 140 characters—edited by @nelilly.



Jan 7, 2009

“The truth,” I said, “is out there.” In a bus station locker in Trenton, NJ, seething, breathing, waiting, explosive. “I have the key.”

Jan 20, 2009

“Love is a beast,” he said. She growled assent softly, her nose cold and wet at his neck. He breathed deeply of her wet werewolf scent.

Feb 13, 2009

Where he was fire, she was water. Before long their relationship was steam and eroticism, but soon she dampened his ardor.

Mar 11, 2009

Belfast. The Sidhe sat on the curb. “This would have been a garden, you know, until the snakes were driven forth into men’s hearts.”

Mar 16, 2009

The last Sidhe spoke: “Padraig, I go, unwilling, but I leave you a gift of invasion and strife, the land’s blood divided in your religion.”

Jun 4, 2009

That was when I knew the truth of Global Warming, you see, standing behind a dolphin to buy SPF 100 sunblock.

Jun 7, 2009

He painted himself garishly: spots, stripes and zig-zags, primary, pastel, neon. Folding, rounding himself, he hid carefully, and waited.

Jun 11, 2009

Herne, cranky at Man’s misuse of the world, stood idly in the sunlight, sharpening an antler, waiting for the first idiot hunter.

Jun 15, 2009

My friend Jenny got lost in a good book last week. I shall forever regret not buying her that GPS unit she wanted.

Jun 18, 2009

All I had meant to do was sort out the home theater wiring. Now my newly hyperintelligent cat wants to have a MENSA party!

Oct 6, 2009

Riding SkyHook slowly to orbit, I notice morality adjusts cheerfully as gravity’s grasp weakens. I may be exhausted on arrival

Oct 26, 2009

That was the night the Monster Under The Bed ate a bad mouse and I spent my allowance on Maalox and nose plugs.

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