Robot

The letter was smooth in her hands, the thin membrane of plastic over her name crinkling as she fiddled with the envelope. Her father had tossed it carelessly on the counter and she had looked at it, drawn to the noise it made as if it was one of the shiny fish they pulled from …

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Charlie

My daddy was a solar farmer. Every other month he’d disappear spaceside to those far-off panels, leaving me with Granny in Ortsonne, our floating city. When I was younger — old enough to understand he was gone, but not old enough to realize he was coming back — I’d pine for him. Now that I’m …

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The Illyian

“Devin,” Elysia said, fidgeting with the new growth on the mint plant. “How would you describe your brother?” Elysia bent down to smell the plant, it’s sharp scent a welcome relief on her nerves. The question had been on her mind for the past few days and each day she had worried over the words …

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Memories

She stood against the sun-baked cement, a dark grey smear against the light-awash wall. Her head was bowed to the light, her body soaking up the warmth that the shadows stole from us. I knew this because I tried to do the same thing every day. The spot was a coveted one. One of the …

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Just An Act

His hand fumbled through the trash in his pocket. paper, lint, cigarette case, ahh a coin. That’d do. Richard pulled it out, a quarter he realized upon inspection, and rubbed in between his thumb and pointer finger. The motion began to ease his nerves and he slowed the tapping of his foot. All of this …

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