In the Otakuverse, science fiction fans run the world, and they’ve remade everything in the image of their favorite television shows, movies, and comics. Each U.S. state has its own giant monster, or daikaiju, that does battle with the others. The Kansas Jayhawk is one of the weakest, most disliked kaiju of them all, and […]
The story of a mad scientist’s robot assistant, set at the dawn of World War II. Zed struggles to hold on to anything that reminds him of his lost humanity as his master Dr. Octavio’s plans grow more and more dangerous. We are somewhere among the tallest mountains of the world. When we arrived, I […]
Emelia’s home is in a city where only children are allowed to draw graffiti on the crumbling walls. The old bricks and stones are covered in crude pictographs and stick figures, smoking chimney houses and bicycles with four wheels and two seats. Chalk is a penny a piece, any color to be had. A little […]
I heft the axe. Lighter now, and warm in my palms. My old bones creak, I lift it over my head. I stare at the groove in the ground, beaten into the land. Many a storm been broke here. Too many, maybe… A story of blues music, weather magic, and old hurts.
The silhouette of a centaur beckoned towards the gathering crowd from within the rabbit hole. In a melodious voice, she called out, “Richard! Come quickly. Without your aid, the Inkies destroy everything that is beautiful and good in our world!” A middle-aged man in a gray business suit laughed and ran forward, the crowd begrudgingly […]
A near-future story about a Kansas City food truck scene set against the backdrop of a global climate change crisis. In the Circus, anything goes, and damn the FDA. Food that mixes pleasure and pain, illegal cloned meats, and stranger dining experiences can be had, if you know the right people.
In the Age of Dreaming, after the Great Ices melted, but before man mastered working iron, the powerful dreams of banished elder gods sweep the lands like a plagues. Garen the Undreaming is immune to god dreams because he cannot sleep. This unique talent earns him special work that only he can do, if […]
A slipstream story about relationships and collectibles, set in Laramie, Wyoming. Benjamin Johnson had a thing for spoons. Not just any old spoon, like the kind you keep in your house by the dozen, but the collectable kind, with fancy lettering and interesting shapes. He especially liked the kind with holes in the bowl that […]