For Friends

“An Epilogue to Innocence” by Tim Baughman is a brilliant collection of short stories revolving about the struggles–some familiar, and some more outlandish–that young adults face in their ever-changing lives. It’s the perfect companion for someone navigating the tumultuous landscape of life. It can be read in one sitting, blasting through the vastly different stories, […]

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Attack on Ariadne

by E.V. Jacob on June 7, 2012

For Melissa Jacob. The planet loomed, huge and green, before Captain Malcolm Reynolds as his ship swept in closer. He studied it as Wash brought them smoothly down through the highest reaches of the atmosphere – one of the many benefits of having a master pilot on hand was the smooth space-to-atmosphere transitions. As they […]

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Gypsies, Pranks, And Thieves

May 31, 2012

For Becky Urbinato. “I’m not understanding this – why do you think your trailer is haunted?” Corey asked. She glanced at Nicolae to make sure she wasn’t the only one who was clearly missing something. He looked as perplexed as she felt. Milosh gestured helplessly at the sketchpad lying on the little shelf by his […]

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Forget-me-not

May 17, 2012

For Michelle Yee. Jon was sure he was losing his mind. He stared at his canvas, sitting just where he’d left it on the easel.  A nearly completed painting, an almost perfect piece.  A commission, fetching a rather impressive sum. And across his lovely painting, in a messy, uncoordinated scrawl, was one word: “Sophie.” The […]

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The Graveyard Shift

May 10, 2012

For Mark Lidstone. My wife flicks through radio stations until she finds a song that I can’t stand.  She squeals in delight and turns it up. “What, this?  I hate this song,” I tell her, but she’s already turned it back to the station and started singing along loudly. I laugh in spite of myself […]

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