Tag: Speculative Fiction

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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Mar 18 2018

Theme Reveal #AtoZchallenge 2018 #SpeculativeFiction

26 parts of a Speculative Fiction story by J Lenni Dorner What’s really happening on Phaeton, the fifth planet in the solar system? An abducted widower is going to find out the hard way. Will he be able to fight his way home to his three daughters? Will he want to?

Oct 24 2017

#StorytimeBloghop Grim Reapers on a Field Trip #FlashFiction #SFF

https://www.junetakey.com/storytime-blog-hop-rules-guidelines/ https://www.junetakey.com/speculative-fiction-authors-open-call/ Grim Reapers on a Field Trip by J Lenni Dorner “Good morning, class,” my teacher, Ms. Anubis, prowls in, speaking without looking up from her tablet. “All thirteen permission slips are signed. Today is your first field trip through the Veil. I trust everyone has studied their marks. Is everyone in costume?” She …

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Aug 26 2017

S’more Goals

My birthday was good. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to comment with well wishes here, on FB, and on Twitter. Much love! I’m psyched about the Pass or Pages at Operation Awesome in September. (Check on the fifth to see the category!) Twitter is only letting me follow a handful of people a week …

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Apr 29 2017

Z #AtoZChallenge Zeal of Zebras #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Zeal of Zebras Ora shakes her head. I’m leaving. Take his coat and follow me. If …

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Apr 28 2017

Y #AtoZChallenge Your Point is Moot #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Your Point is Moot I didn’t knock him out to exact revenge. I did it so …

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Apr 27 2017

X #AtoZChallenge eXact Revenge #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. eXact Revenge “An election? What?” I ask through a mouthful of taco. “I thought you wanted …

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Apr 26 2017

W #AtoZChallenge Wreak Havoc #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Wreak Havoc “It isn’t brainwashing. It’s presenting a world that could be real so as to …

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Apr 25 2017

V #AtoZChallenge Viable Alternative #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Viable Alternative “The fact is, being around that little girl is dangerous. The depths of this …

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Apr 24 2017

U #AtoZChallenge Curl Up in the Fetal Position #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. Curl Up in the Fetal Position “Ora is a child, not a problem.” He laughs at …

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Apr 23 2017

T #AtoZChallenge You’ve Got Another Think Coming #Fiction #SFF

My THEME for the A to Z challenge 2017 is an ongoing speculative fiction story featuring telepathy. Each letter post is titled and inspired by a commonly misused word or phrase. The story started with All Intents and Purposes. You’ve Got Another Think Coming How old are you? He laughs again. This guy must be …

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