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Author Interview: Benjamin Thomas

Author Interview: Benjamin Thomas

A picture scrawled in blood pushes paramedic Noah McKeen into a game of hide and seek with someone attempting to honor Jack the Ripper. Tormented and controlled by little white pills and visions of the woman he had intended to start a family with now in the company of another man, Noah fights to control his sordid selfish behavior and stop a brutal reenactment of history’s most notorious serial killer. Benjamin Thomas writes from New England where he unequally balances time…

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H(A)UNTED

H(A)UNTED

For the past month or so, my husband and I (Schrodinger’s Cat) helped a friend out on a movie project. Every year for Halloween, our friend films a spooky Halloween short and then projects it outside on the big screen for trick-or-treaters to see. This year, Schrodinger’s Cat and I to starred in the Halloween horror film. Since this film definitely falls under the category of speculative fiction AND we love showcasing the talents of young people here on Quantum…

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Thursday Prompt: Making Lists

Thursday Prompt: Making Lists

In Tuesday’s Post I talked about the movie: Ten Things I hate about You and how it relates to Evie and Gideon, the main characters in my YA Fantasy, Heir of Thunder. In that same post, I had Evie write her own poem, listing ten things she hates about Gideon. Lists are fun. They’re useful. They help keep us organized, help us remember things we might otherwise forget. They help us prioritize. Plenty of great stories have been based on lists:…

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Author Interview: Jenny Martin

Author Interview: Jenny Martin

The Fast and the Furious gets a sci-fi twist in this action-packed debut! On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn’t stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks…

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2016 Write Well Awards

2016 Write Well Awards

Congratulations to our gnomie, Idynne MacInnes, for winning the 2016 Write Well Award for her short story, FUNGUS, featured in our summer issue of 2015. This is a well-deserved award, and we couldn’t be more proud of Idynne for her awesome story. We’re grateful she let us publish it here first. Idynne MacInnes is a Minneapolis-based writer and illustrator. Look for her work in February’s issue of Literary Mama and We’Moon 2016. Good luck to the rest of you gnomies…

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They Remember

They Remember

Fire sings. If you listen. It tells a story with flames like brush-tips dripping wax. Hear the song reverberating through flesh and bone. It remembers you. Shadows trip and tumble upwards, caught in a rippling dance, unable to resist the rhythmic susurrations. Beat by beat, resistance ebbs, then finally forgotten. But it remembers you. Tongues lap and ashes lather, between the blackened birch. Holes like empty staring gazes, yearn with insatiate eyes. Contorting faces in the embers whorl. They remember…

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La Belle au Bois Dormont

La Belle au Bois Dormont

for Yo Yvette is incredulous. But I was there, she thinks. I saw the body. It was sprawled across the floor, a spinning wheel toppled beside it. Today, she heard, was the girl’s 16th birthday. Yvette was stone as her heart broke. You learn, she thinks, to put these things aside. To deal with them later. But the whole building is buzzing as though every atom has been stirred to frenzy: she lives! At the scene, Yvette smelled coffee and…

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