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EMPYREOME WEEKLY FLASH FICTION
October 13, 2017
by Meg Elison
"I have good days and bad days," the old man muttered. No one paid any attention, because that's what everyone has. It was as if he said that he had arms and legs, or that he had in-breaths and out-breaths. Everyone has good days and bad days. What matters is the number. "How much did you get for your Sweet Sixteen?" Maura was chewing on the end of her bright blue hair again. Gertie wondered if she could taste the dye as it leached. "My mom said it went straight into my college fund, so I don't really know. She says I'll find out later." "I hear they're really expensive. I should have sold my quince, but I didn't know that was an option." Maura stepped around the old man without looking at him. The two girls kept up their brisk pace down the street, their boot heels making high clock-clock noises....
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JUN 02J'nae Rae SpanoNine-Tenths
MAY 26Tim MajorPater Patriae
MAY 19Dianne M. WilliamsGerald Greene: Shopping Cart Hero
MAY 12Eric S. FomleySins of the Blood
MAY 05Ville MeriläinenPrometheus, Mk. 2
APR 28Sara E. LundbergSphinx's Jeopardy
APR 21Nick PerilliFeel-Goods in an Unabashed Dystopia
APR 14J.M. WilliamsDead or Alive
APR 07Anika MorshedThe Time I Caught The Sea
MAR 31E.M. HamillBurnout
MAR 24Thomas PaskBetter than Reality
MAR 17Bradley SidesEnliven Again
MAR 10Todd HoneycuttThe Mythological Guide to Living the Longest Life
MAR 03Eric S. FomleyBreakfast Alone
FEB 24CB DroegeThe Guardian of the Artifact Vault atop the City
FEB 17Jason Ray CarneySpace Too Deep, Orbit Too Wide
FEB 10Jamie LackeyPerfection is Not Required
FEB 03William GilmerThe Last Nurse
JAN 27L. ChanFive More Years
JAN 20Sara CodairInsured Date
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