Category Archives: Short Fiction

TRANS–ATLANTIC, Part 3: Passenger Etiquette

“Trans-Atlantic” by Hamish Spiers continues. We’ll be running a new installment each week through summer so be sure to pop back each week. TRANS–ATLANTIC By Hamish Spiers Part III. Passenger Etiquette   I found myself in an empty compartment with a hand around my collar. “Let go!” I shouted, trying to tear myself loose. “I’ll call […]

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TRANS–ATLANTIC, Part 2: Bob

“Trans-Atlantic” by Hamish Spiers continues this week. We’ll be running a new installment each week through summer so be sure to pop back each week.   TRANS–ATLANTIC By Hamish Spiers Part II. Bob A few hours after setting off from Amsterdam, I went to the nearest dining car and had a steak sandwich for lunch. A luxury, […]

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TRANS–ATLANTIC, Part I: Amsterdam

This week we begin our serialization of “Trans-Atlantic” written by the author of the Star Frontiers series, Hamish Spiers. We’ll be running a new installment each week through summer so be sure to pop back each week.   TRANS–ATLANTIC By Hamish Spiers Part I: Amsterdam I didn’t always live here in New York. When the oil […]

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Catian Literary Taste, redux

Ahead of our latest By Prescription Only: Themed Writing showcase to begin next week, here’s something to get your fiction juices flowing: hand-picked by the author from our archives, Nick Cody reports on Cata’s literary scene. Enjoy! The only publication in Cata that could even remotely pass for a literary journal is called Taste Buds. […]

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Errata of Cata

Apart from teaching English conversation (referred to in the profession as English Language to Foreigners, or ELF), one of the duties delineated in my contract consisted of the revision of errors in Cata’s English publications. When Cata achieved independence from China and adopted English as the official language, the rustiness of their usage became quite […]

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The Showing, part two

“If you were an instrument, you’d be a big bassoon.” A softness had entered her voice and she said it without reprimand, without recrimination. Her slender head nestled between his large manly breasts. Then, realizing with a snort of laughter that she had gone off script, she turned to the audience and explained. “Pretty much […]

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What’s This About Cata?

This week’s post will attempt to clear up any confusion for those readers who have only recently joined the Cata series. The following links and blurbs should clarify the overall premise of the narrative and provide the gist of D. Covey’s somewhat haphazard excerpts. In total, the excerpts on Cata include the initial short story […]

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The Showing, part one

I headed out the door with the latest edition of Taste Buds rolled into a tube. I had every intention of slapping Big John on the shoulder with it and telling him to get a load of this: “When the works of Ayn Rand were passed around intellectual circles, Cata shrugged.” The Catian reviewer went on […]

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Small Game

The beard had to go. It was like catnip to Catians, making seduction silly easy. And I won’t lie, there was a period of about three weeks when I was either being pulled into a bed or pulled back down into one. Daily, by Dia, Chloe, or Delphine with her velvet divan. Time passes and […]

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Under Cover Of The Night

No one is sure just how long Ambassador Kooning stayed in New York. The Feds must have scrambled like mad after she rejected their offer of lavish accommodations in D.C.. Either she smelled a rat, figuring that the place provided for her would be laced with snooping devices, or she was simply pursuing other interests […]

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