Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror fiction under 140 characters

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.

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Aug 1, 2009

I hate the glowing implants under your skin, hate the way you’re a living, breathing, screwing nightlight. But the other implant? Oh I like.

Oct 19, 2009

The cars piled up like ants as the billboards flashed porno and the street signs read “p0wned.” I missed her birthday party. Stupid hackers.

Nov 11, 2009

I love being a solider now, what with the daily backups. It’s like playing a VR war game, only better: my bank account keeps growing.

Nov 26, 2009

On this day, we give thanks to our overlords for this double-sized ration and for the chance to assemble at pre-approved locations. Amen.

Nov 27, 2009

I feel my bed writhing as I wake up. Panic. Realize that my VR gear is still on. Exhale. Bad habit, trying to ignore the apocalypse.

Jan 13, 2010

Boss, thank you so much for using the adenovirus vector for the requisite company upgrade. My future son might not have wanted green eyes.

Feb 6, 2010

Kenny was the first stratospheric suicide. In the aftermath, smooth jazz was banned in space elevators.

Feb 14, 2010

I forgot the flowers again, so I stalled her with a timestretch VR sim. Five minutes for her, enough time to get roses. Plus chocolate.

Mar 16, 2010

“Look,” I tell the Leprechaun, “let’s take that pot of gold, INVEST it, I’ll take a cut of the interest. Everybody wins.” He seems worried.

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