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It’s a Boy (a short short story)

It was understandable, really.  By far, most of the crime— 97% in fact—was committed by men.  Prisons are expensive to build and maintain.  Prisoners are also expensive—they don’t work while they’re in prison, so we have to support them.  Then there’s the expense of the police forces and courts that get them there.  And the …

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I am Eve – by chris wind

the first piece in Thus Saith Eve… I am Eve   the bad girl, the evil woman. I stand accused, and sentenced. Without a trial. For life. Because of my single action, millions of individuals have been born with ‘original sin’, have been guilty even before they acted, doomed before they started. I alone have …

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UnMythed (excerpts) – by chris wind

and now for something a little different, a couple excerpts from UnMythed, by chris wind   Macha   this one I’ll tell straight:   you were forced to race against a team of horses you were pregnant at the time you won then you died, giving birth.   but with that last great exhalation you …

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The Sci Phi Journal!

Check out the Sci Phi Journal: a journal about science fiction and philosophy! Not just about though, there are many cool stories to read and think about…

Planning is Sinister?

In This Changes Everything,* Naomi Klein makes an interesting observation, intended to explain why we aren’t building the kind of economy we need: “… there is something sinister, indeed vaguely communist, about having a plan to build the kind of economy we need, even in the face of existential crisis” (125, my emphasis). Is that …

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Calm down. Don’t think about— Don’t think.

One day when I was talking to a neighbour about something that I wished we could do something about—someone tossing their garbage out of their car onto the road where we walk every day, someone letting their kid drive a dirt bike with no muffler throughout the neighbourhood, someone burning leaves and sending toxic smoke …

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Portia – by chris wind

Remember The Merchant of Venice? This is “Portia”, from Soliloquies: The Lady Doth Indeed Protest by chris wind, another one of my favourite authors. (posted with permission) If I’m the one with the property You’d think I’d be the buyer Not the bought; A lot of faith my father has in me: He distrusts my …

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On activism and social change

[an excerpt from The Road Trip Dialogues, written as Jass Richards]   So a couple hours later, they pulled into the main entrance of the university campus. There was no sign of the demonstration. There were no signs to the demonstration. “Gee, this is a really good way to get the media’s attention,” Rev said. “Don’t …

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The Last Man on Earth explains everything.

The Last Man on Earth explains everything.  But he’s too stupid, too infantile, and too self-centered, to know it.  Which is exactly why he explains everything.   1. He enjoys knocking things over, breaking things, destroying things. He rams his grocery cart into a pyramid of cans.  He rolls bowling balls into a row of …

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Women Writing Science Fiction as Men — why bother?

I’ve just finished reading Mike Resnick’s collections Women Writing Science Fiction as Men and Men Writing Science Fiction as Women.  There were two rules for submissions to the anthologies: “First, each story had to be told in the first person of a man [woman]; and second, if changing the narrator from Victor to Victoria [or …

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