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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction
under 140 characters—edited by @nelilly.

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Feb 20, 2010

Three cats come: red, green, blue. Jewel eyes scan me into bits. Out in the world, I am trapped in a million screens, and millions laugh.

Mar 2, 2010

The anaerobes jiggle on their mitochondria suits. Safe from oxygen, they drop the flaps, close the bomb bay. “To the lungs, and empire!”

Apr 3, 2010

Found at last, the unicorn was radiant perfume in the evening air. “But it’ll cost ya.” The dealer tapped the sticker. “I only got the one.”

Apr 28, 2010

Facing another ream of odious paperwork, Captain Hero saw at last the wisdom of shelling out for itchy trigger finger vaccine.

May 8, 2010

The Earth broken and shattered, seas boiled to ash, skies aflame, God took pause. It really was important to take his pills every day.

Jun 23, 2010

Three dragons went into a crowded bar, the joke goes. No human knows the punchline. Dragons only tell jokes when they’re hungry.

Jul 22, 2010

As his robot argued, sulked, threw plates and cried about the love it would never know, he wished he’d said no to that acting class.

Aug 15, 2010

After years of trying, the monsters threw out all phones, computers, remote controls. They should’ve kept a human to work the tiny buttons.

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