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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.



Dec 17, 2008

“You bleed, we drink,” she said. I stared at rose petals over an empty heart, carved into the rock, nodding slowly, “Lick, but don’t suck.”

Feb 10, 2009

Calls to ban St Valentine’s have been rejected. The increase in Stalker crime is blamed on the Humorless virus spread by twits and facebook.

Feb 19, 2009

Spinning on a cut hose, Matt felt safe in his suit on seeing a single blurry moon, but Mars was receding. Thaumatropic illusions are bad.

Mar 13, 2009

A dare. Dracula kissed the Blarney stone. “Well,top’fth’eveningtoya, IhopeIain’tdisturb-, but- Iwasfeelingatouchpeckishand- wait! Don’tgo!”

Mar 27, 2009

For sale. Spacesuit, dry cleaned inside. Used once.

Apr 22, 2009

“He’s hunted hare at dawn! But you may go with all you can carry.” Smiling Eos carried her man, in armour, over the river. Bishop Fox swore.

May 8, 2009

Finally Kate thrust a sword called Trope into Jim’s gut. He vomited blood. She twisted it and then slipped into something uncomfortable.

May 17, 2009

Jenny Applethorpe seeded her brain scan on an A.I. bittorrent site for a laugh. Now the whole world is laughing with her. Like her. Is her.

May 21, 2009

When the first twitter-post based film deal was announced John was seen scowling, swearing and sticking pins into a wax doll of Cory. Again.

Jul 26, 2009

First Contact Aliens landed in Jerusalem on the Dome on the Rock. The Q^aW& said it was all theirs. They said they had a story that said so.

Aug 20, 2009

The waters rise quickly now, a global baptism washing sin away from the world. But God forgot that scum also rises, that politicians float.

Aug 21, 2009

Fairy Dell 3417 expelled George immediately after the moot redefined Article 23.2 to exclude pointy ears “made by plastic surgery or drugs.”

Aug 24, 2009

HashTagCowboy was logging in as LOLkatPsion into Infinite Life when he suffered a denial of reality attack. Or was it the other way around?

Aug 26, 2009

The last troll raged against the flooding river; bridgeless, homeless, jobless and not a goat in sight. No one to blame. The water took him.

Sep 14, 2009

First Contact. The Q^aW& replied, yes, 2+2=4 Mathematics IS a universal language. 2+2=4 Yup, it’s a universal language. 2+2=4! umm?

Nov 11, 2009

Veterans reminisce on lawns. Orange poppies, flutter. “I won’t tell you anything!” Rebooting Notortu, they drop poppies from the simulation.

Nov 26, 2009

Mother smiled, “No yeastbeef tonight, and you can breathe in and out as much as you want.” Thanksgiving on Titan was fun!

Dec 6, 2009

Neo looked down. The One had hairy insteps. Frodo nodded, “Fanfic. We are monomyth slaves. The only escape is tragedy.” Suicide or murder?

Dec 9, 2009

Paul, bored with his perfect life, augmented his brain with a religion implant. Suddenly he found perfection fascinating, and unobtainable.

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