You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

The Best of The Week

I had two different dreams last night and they were both horrible for different reasons.




I was at a party and I was feeling unsafe. This was an omen. My friend's father has a friend and he is rich and powerful and nauseating. He buys me, and I have to go to bed with him. He takes me to his house through a road filled with obstacles and horrible weather. We go to bed and though I do not remember them, I know horrible things happened. I know he had something he threatened me with. I know he had a weapon. I wake up and the feeling was that it was very late and I've missed everything, and nobody knew where I was and I had this sickening feeling of urgency that I did not know where to place. His son walks into the room, an innocent eleven-year old, and says "Hey, you are new!" and I feel the need to be nice to him. He…

Superhero novel, written by April Daniels in 2017. It's the first book in Daniels' "Nemesis" series.

Danny Tozer doesn't have a very easy life. Her father is abusive. Her mother is distant. And things get even rougher for her one day when the mighty Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero, falls out of the sky, dies at her feet, and grants her all of his amazing powers -- superstrength, invulnerability, flight. And it all comes wrapped up with a free transformation into the…

The mirrors in Gran's house are the color of dust and aged, scratched glass. The backs are splotchy and mottled with gold-brown and silver-gray and flecks of black. Dad says it's because they're old and weren't made properly, but he never looked close at them. If he had, he might've run his hand along the glass and found it smooth, and then he might have questioned how the glass became…

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SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End... hasn't ended. Still. See the quest node for details.

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June 25 SciFiQuest 3017: The Frontier that Wouldn't End has ended.

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