Tag: A to Z challenge

Apr 22 2018

T #AtoZChallenge Teressa #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The number of people I want to save from this world keeps growing. “Sister?” Quinn nods. “Hang on,” I rub my temples. “My brother had been gone for four years on my last day on Earth. You’re older than four. How old is your …

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Apr 20 2018

S #AtoZChallenge Sister #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner After we all finish eating, we relax on the mat. I wonder what life would be like for Quinn if I were the sort of guy to use Jenesis sexually. She’s indicated more than once that trophies often exist that way. If I lose …

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Apr 20 2018

R #AtoZChallenge Raw-lencantabes (alien species) #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner R #AtoZChallenge Raw-lencantabes (alien species)#Fiction #SFF Darkness. I can still feel Brydanz under my grip, feel him struggling to stay alive. But I can’t see anything. A squawking sound comes from behind me. “She says to let him go,” Jenesis translates. “Make him answer …

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Apr 18 2018

Q #AtoZChallenge Quinn #Fiction #SFF #WEPFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis and I finish the winner’s feast in silence before falling asleep together on the mat. “Attie, wake up.” She rubs my shoulder. “Why? Is there breakfast?” “I don’t know what that is. You need to prepare.” I laugh. “Just hand me a leftover …

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Apr 18 2018

P #AtoZChallenge Pregnant #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner Jenesis repeats the question. “Would you have preferred your wife to all others on your world if she couldn’t bear children?” I move away. The silence churns the air in the room, making it hot and difficult to breathe. “Attie?” “Is there a fan? …

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Apr 16 2018

O #AtoZChallenge Open to Exploring #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Stop. Hush.” Jenesis takes hold of my face. “You cannot bring him back. He was just a bonus trophy. Why are you so upset?” She wipes my tears as I search for words. “I didn’t know that would happen. I didn’t know.” “First trophies …

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Apr 16 2018

N #AtoZChallenge No #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The light shimmers along the blue shell of the six-legged Miwinhaiz. To me, this opponent looks like an upright pistol lobster. Probably forty pounds. Wouldn’t fit into one of my traps. Undoubtedly, this fighter has no idea that my first after school job was …

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Apr 13 2018

M #AtoZChallenge Miwinhaiz of Mossmion #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I barely made it through my first day of Kindergarten. Three fights. One on the way into the school, where an older boy pushed me. The next was when some kid tried to take my finger paints. And the third was because I dropped …

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Apr 12 2018

L #AtoZChallenge Lenape Lifelong #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “You must win. Killing is only required against a champion. The opponent may surrender, but at great cost.” “What about knocking them out?” I rub my arms. The suit still feels too tight. “Not all beings can become unconscious.” Fantastic. I’m fighting aliens. “You …

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Apr 11 2018

K #AtoZChallenge Kill #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner There’s a loud sound, almost like a gong, outside of our room. “You must prepare.” Jenesis goes to the closet. She pulls out the clothing I noticed earlier, the ones that look like a heavier version of her own. I look down at the …

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Apr 10 2018

J #AtoZChallenge Jenesis #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “Wow. Okay. You’re the first alien I’ve ever met.” “You met Googahlack. That monster was not from Phaeton or Earth.” She’s got me there. My stomach growls again. “Sorry. I’m really hungry.” “A first fight is for a trophy. The second fight is for …

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Apr 09 2018

I #AtoZChallenge Invert the Essence #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner “It means you either accept or reject me as your trophy.” She crosses her arms. “And how do I do accept you? I’m not, I mean, I’d rather not,” I rub my hands over my face. “You’re not my wife, and I do not …

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Apr 08 2018

H #AtoZChallenge Hard Conversation #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I try to stand and chase after her, but the ground isn’t solid enough to hop on one leg. “Come back. Please.” I fall on what feels like a beanbag chair. Who would use those for flooring? “You should stay on our mat. I …

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Apr 06 2018

G #AtoZChallenge Googahlack #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My head is throbbing. At least it’s dark in here. Where is here? This isn’t my couch in the basement, because there’s no bunched cushion lump under my back. It can’t be my bed, because it’s too small. And this isn’t my lawn chair. …

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Apr 05 2018

F #AtoZChallenge Feel #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner My scream leaves me gasping, then gagging. My lungs are on fire. The rest of my body shivers and shakes, fighting against the cold. A viscous, green, translucent fluid surrounds me. I’m going to drown in slime. Just one breath of air, just one, …

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Apr 04 2018

E #AtoZChallenge Escape #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I use Lyft to transport me to the warehouse address Brydanz supplied. There’s no way I’ll be sober enough to drive later. My phone beeps as I get out of the car. Mystic sent me a picture of Mercedes holding her planet Phaeton model. …

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Apr 03 2018

D #AtoZChallenge Darcy or Daunte #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner The autumn vegetable soup finishes at the same time as the grilled cheese sandwiches Mercedes begged to have tonight. I debate allowing dinner in the living room in front of the television. Or maybe letting my kids eat in their bedrooms. But the soup …

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Apr 02 2018

C #AtoZChallenge Craft #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I pull in the garage, turn off my truck, and rest my head for a moment before getting out. The trash cans haven’t been brought in. It’s doubtful that anyone got the mail from the box. My neighbor’s dog has left a “present” at …

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Apr 01 2018

B #AtoZChallenge Brydanz Sulguni #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner If I were sober, I could drive away. Somehow, I think my wife has sent this guy with his heavy accent as punishment for napping beside her grave. Again. “Genuine leather? Cannot be very warm.” “Full Grain. Genuine is crap.” I pull out my …

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Mar 31 2018

A #AtoZChallenge Attie Connolly the American #Fiction #SFF

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner I let the upbeat song finish before I shut off my truck. One more deep, stalling breath. I get out, walk to the back, and open the liftgate. Cooler and blanket in hand, I trudge through the frosted, brown leaves. Thirty-seven rows down, two …

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