The Atlas of Disappearing Places

By Ciaran J. McLarnon The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. Gladstone had this in mind as he aimed to walk down the middle of the corridor. He wasn’t sure why he was going to the dining room anymore, but he a deep sense that whatever he had to do there … Continue reading The Atlas of Disappearing Places

Pink Toenails

By Mehreen Ahmed Then the mountains spoke. Voiced it in chorus, on the ancient land of Turag. A world where trees walked, winds cried, rivers sang and the mountains talked. This place, not for humans to reside anymore, but for natural lives and artificial intelligence. Turag, yes, this place, because humans have long been obliterated, … Continue reading Pink Toenails

“The Missing and/or Stolen Inflatable Colon Has Been Found!”

By John Dorroh   The Kansas City, Kansas, Health System is making plans to celebrate the long-lost inflatable colon, which has now been found inside a house on Virginia Street. October 23, 2018 1. The giant inflatable colon has been found right down the street as I drink coffee and pour myself a bowl of … Continue reading “The Missing and/or Stolen Inflatable Colon Has Been Found!”

Christmas Contest: 3rd Place Fiction

"Christmas Presence" By Andrew Paul Grell “It’s time, Nick.  Are you up for it?”  Josh assessed the old man’s visage.  It wasn’t like the old days. Larger territory.  Vast increase in audience. Security. Changes in entrance and exit protocols.  Not that any of that mattered; it was Nick or nobody. “It’s been a while since … Continue reading Christmas Contest: 3rd Place Fiction

Christmas Contest: Fiction 2nd Place

"Christmas Yet to Come" By Len Saculla Peter 181 BM pressed his button nose hard against the polyglass window and gazed excitedly at the winter sky above the capital city. His maternal grandfather, Aaron 797 BM, gently squeezed the boy’s shoulder, grinned like he was still six years old, and asked, ‘Can you see Santa … Continue reading Christmas Contest: Fiction 2nd Place

A Response to Francis Bacon’s “The Four Idols”

By Thomas Page Can science answer everything? Why does your phone keep deleting your notes? Ask science. Why do monarch butterflies migrate every year through California? Ask science. How do I cook ramen in less time? Ask science. Francis Bacon says in his essay “The Four Idols” that science is the true path to knowledge. … Continue reading A Response to Francis Bacon’s “The Four Idols”