We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.—Eric Hoffer

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

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Mar 30, 2010

“You think we couldn’t find you? We’re fucking Google. We can find anybody” said the man in the stealth suit binding my hands with duct tape

Apr 25, 2010

The SETI scientists anxiously awaited the wisdom of the first message from aliens. Finally translated, it worryingly proclaimed, “First!”

May 27, 2010

As she worked she sang perkily, even though it unnerved everyone around her, “the blue wire is connected to the det-on-ator, the red...”

Jun 3, 2010

“So this is what the end of the world looks like,” she said, frowning. “I thought it would be, well, more Hollywoody.”

Jun 16, 2010

Any good scientist will tell you-the key is reproducible results. So after I won the lottery 3 weeks in a row, I knew I was on to something.

Jun 18, 2010

The time traveling twins were always bitter rivals. If one went back to patent the stapler, the other went a day earlier to patent staples.

Jul 19, 2010

“You want to sell me your soul?” the Devil asked the lawyer, “What’s the catch?”

Aug 5, 2010

“We’ve got some question about your tax returns.” Death stared back at them. He should have expected this, he thought, it was inevitable.

Aug 26, 2010

The Man Who Couldn’t Be Killed faced off against the Time Traveler. It was a battle to the death and raged on until the end of time.

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