‘Brain Break’ by Kris Knapp

Corrodel stepped through the telepod, fumbling with his mug and briefcase. He tripped, and hot coffee splashed on his white shirt. Jobe swiveled in his hover chair and chortled. “Bravo.” Corrodel sighed and set down his mug and briefcase. Jobe hovered back around. “Thirty seconds late. Old man Lipston’ll have your head.” He sipped a … Continue reading ‘Brain Break’ by Kris Knapp

Letter to the Editor: Atomjack e-anthology ‘Butterfly Affects’

Dear Editor: Atomjack has just published its first e-anthology, Butterfly Affects*.  The theme is alternate futures, where some changed event in our past (as recently as Gary Hart and the Berlin Wall) has affected our future in drastic and dramatic ways.  I would like to invite your readers to have a look. The anthology begins … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Atomjack e-anthology ‘Butterfly Affects’

‘More Blood’ by David Such

The girl sitting next to him was hot, but damn she could talk. Jes was Sam Blood’s latest potential new girlfriend. She hadn’t quite separated from her current man, but Blood had a feeling that this was imminent. The uComm beeped in Blood’s ear. He activated it on silent while pretending to continue to listen … Continue reading ‘More Blood’ by David Such

‘The Hero’s Wife’ by Michael Meyerhofer

You don’t know me, but you know my husband. Likely, you heard about him fighting Shogun’s Bane, that undead dragon with a penchant for carrying off gorgeous but rather disagreeable virgins way back during the Year of Black Snow. Or else you read that epic poem detailing my husband’s battle against the four-armed Troll King. … Continue reading ‘The Hero’s Wife’ by Michael Meyerhofer

‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman

Jeff was watching the news in his living room when a knock sounded on his apartment door. He opened the door and smiled at the rotund mailman, who’d been serving the apartments for ten years. “How ya doin’, John?” Holding a mid-sized cardboard box, the mailman smiled through his thick and graying mustache and asked, … Continue reading ‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman

‘The Man in the Cowboy Hat’ by Jude Coulter-Pultz

It's the same every night. The same nightmare every night for weeks. It never changes, and that makes it all the worse. In the nightmare, I'm only six years old. Even though I know I'm really sixteen, it doesn't matter. You can only run so fast when you've got the legs of a kindergartner. In … Continue reading ‘The Man in the Cowboy Hat’ by Jude Coulter-Pultz