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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.



Aug 1, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @midnightstories is short & sweet & . . . well, read on . . .

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.

Aug 2, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story is by @kvnbishop, “agility monger & writer of SF things”... ]

She came for the geocache booty, a carburetor, but stayed as Ned retold the glory of squirrels taking down NASDAQ. Burrow, chew: lights out!

Aug 3, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #splatterpunk story is by author & editor @Nmamatas, who now works for Viz Media]

Steve learned how to read the future in entrails from his grandmother. Too bad Steve practiced on himself. He didn’t even see it coming.

Aug 4, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @Merc_hyn_di, likes zombies, ferrets, art, reading, explosives]

Bound with sentient gearchains, he leads the fifteen children into the engine room. “How many more?” “Many,” the train says. “I’m starving.”

Aug 5, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #clockpunk story by @HHCMeg, librarian, writer, farm girl at heart.]

Twisting, glowing like fireside embers, my clockwork Icarus falls. Captive in the Baron’s zeppelin, I can only watch and cry greasy tears.

Aug 6, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @deboree, dark, suggestive, we want more... ]

In the black rift of swirling wires, hacking freedom into your brain. Solstice sun emerging from data eclipse. 2012: the end of their world.

Aug 7, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @NataniaBarron, lover of all things weird, geeky & wacky.]

“Up now,” said the Doctor. “Show me what you mean.” Clara pulled up her steaming petticoats, “A wrench in the gear. Quite literally.”

Aug 8, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #splatterpunk story by @michaelpboatman. Actor and Author. New novel: The Revenant Road

Aug 9, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @saycestsay. Stories in Say, Ideomancer, Abyss & Apex, &more.

She tightened the corset laces, crimping gold metal skin and rupturing two grommets and a steam valve. A tinwhistle completed the look.

Aug 10, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @LameExcuseBooks. Stories in Analog, Asimov’s & more.

Killing the unsanctioned always made his neurojacks itch across all his copies. The stims helped all of him forget. Most nights.

Aug 11, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @dxtrsgrl. Notorious nightowl and darling daydreamer.

Beneath his deerstalker cap cogwheels turned, chains pulled and vacuum tubes sparked. In this light, it all did seem rather elementary.

Aug 12, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @JBurridge, published in Writers of the Future

Patriots swarmed outside Hypatia’s firewall. Poisoned IMs read, “Pledge your allegiance.” She summoned Archimedes to buy time for backups.

Aug 13, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #clockpunk story by @raebryant. Author/poet/recipient of Whidbey Writers’ Prize.

The clockwork spire moved upon itself settling on the shapes of children, not deer or duck. We waited. By sundown, villainy filled our pots.

Aug 14, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #clockpunk story by @mythicdelirium. Writer, poet, journalist and antho/magazine editor

Climbing in the gears above the Cosmic Sphere, he pulls the pin that spins the stars in place, falls laughing through the death of Forever.

Aug 15, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #mythpunk story by @GLValentine. 1st novel, Mechanique, coming 2011 from Prime Bks.

The wolf grins. “Sweet girl, why are you on the nightpath alone?” I smile with teeth, grip my knife under the red cloak. “Come find out.”

Aug 16, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @tomaslmartin. A solar analyst, SF writer and researcher.

The target’s firewall found me and spat me out into the real world. My brain hurt. I swore I’d never be a mercenary for warring blogs again.

Aug 17, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #mythpunk story by @jay_lake. Award-winning author of 10 novels & over 250 stories.

Show me the wolf could bring down the moon. Nuclear fire for his teeth & magma eyes. Or did the bastard rise out of the sun to prominence?

Aug 18, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @blueberrio.

Thrashing to the beat, I feel the txt vibrate my receiver tattoo: “9am gate 68” I’ll upload at the airport, and you’ll be pixelated by noon.

Aug 19, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #mythpunk story by @thexmedic. An Englishman in NY, with work in Chizine, FM & WT

Werewolf howls at full moon — the night’s blind eye. Thrown shoe catches her behind ear. City life, she thinks, is a bitch.

Aug 20, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @Brian_Winfrey.

As the clockwork girl confessed her love, her gears began to slow. Her hand remained outstretched as he returned her to the display case.

Aug 21, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @TinyStoreys. Lives in London.

Some crap went down, I had to whistle to warn them. Hack and fix sure, but who gives their avatar the ability to whistle? They were screwed.

Aug 22, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #mythpunk story by @wirewalking writer, poet, mommy, etc. 1st novel, Desideria, out now

By the time the harp had sung six songs in five languages at once, I was regretting picking its bones at random from the graverobber’s cart.

Aug 23, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @RSHeslin. A data/statistics geek and mother.

I fired, smoke gushing from my gun, her body. She crashed to the ground. I paused, leaned over, and snapped the lids shut over her eyes.

Aug 24, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #splatterpunk story by @LameExcuseBooks. Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror first editions.

With the first cut he severed the tiny vocal cords. That always made everything else so much easier.

Aug 25, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @Shawn_Writes who is busy writing more stuff.

The queue of illegal children stretched for miles. Once slurped through the reprocessor, all kidbots were assigned compatible parental orbs.

Aug 26, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #clockpunk story by @topologie. Perpetual student; aspiring writer and Cat Overlord.

My clockwork assassin would have been unstoppable, if only I’d remembered to adjust her for Daylight Savings Time.

Aug 27, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #cyberpunk story by @rachelswirsky. Managing editor for podcastle, and author.

No program could keep crackers out, so corporations modded to suck them in. Social networks and online scrabble ended the hackers’ reign.

Aug 28, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown This #steampunk story by @davisac1. Nerd by consensus and a dork by choice.

Her pneumatic fingers caress my cheek. “You built me this hand. I’ve been wanting to try it out.” Cold and oily, it closes around my neck.

Aug 29, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #cyberpunk story by @selfavowedgeek Husband, father, educator, and journeyman writer.

In a self-policing park the quad swallowed a pedestrian whole. All at once the holographic sign flickered from KEEP OFF GRASS to ;).

Aug 30, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #mythpunk story by @timpratt A writer of various things, including stories and novels.

The minotaur grinned. “A labyrinth is not a maze,” he said. “You can’t make a wrong turn. There’s only one path. It goes through my belly.”

Aug 31, 2009

#twtrpunk [ed, @oldcharliebrown A #cyberpunk story by @mari_ness Worships chocolate, words, music, in no particular order

He pushed each and every one of my buttons, lingering over the one labeled self-destruct, before pressing that one with his tongue.

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