Monthly Archive: December 2011

“Through the Uprights” by Richard Butner

“I want to kick a field goal,” Robin said. He didn’t say: I want to learn how to kick a field goal. Robin wasn’t process-oriented. He wanted to be the sort of person with the ability to kick field goals. He wanted to do all kinds of extraordinary things, but he had never mentioned football …

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“The Empire Never Ended” by Brian Trent

Glabrio knelt at the shoreline, washing his bearded face in the wine-dark sea, when he heard the enemy skyship give one final groan. Two hundred yards away the metallic red hulk was still smoking, half-submerged in the Mediterranean like an unsightly island, one wing jutting to the heavens, the forked tail like a wishbone. Then …

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Content TKTK: A n00b’s Guide to Speculative Fiction Poetry by John Ottinger III

If you are anything at all like me, you and poetry have passed like ships in the night: Lights on, blaring your horns, and doing your able best to avoid one another. Sure, you read some poetry during your school years, but much of it was either really, really old or so new it just …

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