Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

Nothing But Mist

Posted by melissa kandel on August 7, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

The witch called upon the mist to wrap its arms tightly around the beachgoers, providing the shelter she needed to slip unseen along the wharf and onto the princess’ ship. She had, at this very moment, but one thought on her mind: Soon the princess would burn. In all fairness, it wasn’t the princess’ fault. […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on March 29, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

To be different in the town of Redistuo was to be an outsider, abolished from any place inside the shared opinion of the people and declared unworthy to belong. John was such a shunned man, though his name be plain enough and ambition to contradict small. It was the idea of what he wanted to […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on March 1, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

Not many people know my secret, so please don’t tell anyone I tattled but they call me Lupita and I live among the clouds. How? I can’t say. Why? I wish I knew. For as long as my mind can remember, I’ve floated among chunks of chubby cumulus and slivers of strati. And to be […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on February 26, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

The secret door. Over the mountain, across the wood, behind the waterfall. They had found it. Finally. Now they just needed to open it. But how?  And why? Because some cross-eyed, old man told them they must. Because something in his appearance – skin like crinkled parchment paper wrapped against sharp bone and a nose […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on February 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

“ … and, should the symptoms of sleeplessness persist, a patient may attempt any number of psychologically soothing exercises … lulling the mind to a more restful state of being … the most popular and effective of these called ‘counting sheep,’ wherein the patient, with eyes closed, begins enumerating sheep as if the beasts were […]

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Posted by melissa kandel on July 21, 2014 in Fiction | No Comments

“This story begins as many stories do: from the very start and from nowhere else in between. It is a tale about what follows that distinct moment in every great man’s life, when he must choose a path between defending his beliefs or else accepting his ultimate demise. And in this world of choice, where […]

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