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The EXIT EARTH Short Story Competition - Finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists of The EXIT EARTH Short Story Competition.

In alphabetical order, the finalists are:


Duncan Abel
‘Don’t Go To The Flea Circus’

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FICTION: Office Fantasies And Their Consequences by Jayne Marshall


Age: 13

Your school requires you to do two weeks of work experience.  You want to be a DJ on BBC Radio One, or an actor, but they ignore all that and instead place you at the branch office of a nation-wide insurance company, presumably to prepare you for a life of menial clerical work instead.

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Here we go

I’m taking submissions for the second of Starfall Sea. Please, send it in—anything and everything.

Check the “Submissions” page for guidelines and instructions.

Send me a message at editor@starfallsea.org with any questions.

Literary Magazine

FICTION: Mr. Blinkie To The Rescue by Richard Key

“Okay, Mr. Harrington, would you be so kind as to read this list aloud for us?” Dr. Spencer handed me the script.

I cleared my throat, which seemed more phlegmatic than usual, our one o’clock appointment coming just after a lunch with my brother at Frank’s Oyster Bar. 3,741 more words


unfading daydream: issue 1 - available for pre-order!

Hey all! Long time, no see. I’ve been swamped by many things. Life hit me hard. That’s not an excuse, but I’m going to use it anyway. 255 more words


Caldwell Update-- Winning Pieces

I already wrote about this a while ago, but this spring I was lucky enough to win the Alumni/Written Category of LHSP’s Caldwell Poetry Competition, although I submitted five poems and wasn’t sure which had won. 128 more words


FICTION: Monsters by Hamish Campbell

It was out of the darkness the monsters came. Screaming beasts, with hands of flame, lunged out of the inky black with a stomach churning cry that tore into your brain like the teeth of a lion. 1,475 more words