Winter 2019 Stories

  • Nick’s Last Flight

    Nick’s Last Flight

    Nick's head was already pounding when Gunther sent word of an emergency in the stables.

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  • Hildegarde’s Cuckoos

    Hildegarde’s Cuckoos

    She scanned the Akashic Records, the Cosmic Mind, until she found what she was seeking. After absorbing the information she sent her consciousness back into her body, and awoke.

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  • The Third Tenet

    The Third Tenet

    There is nothing quite like getting shot in the chest. Twice.

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  • The Vasty Deep

    The Vasty Deep

    At the Boys’ Day School, they called themselves the Gang of Ten and oozed bravado. 

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Winter 2019 Poetry

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry Issue 41

Introduction to Silver Blade Poetry Issue 41

I am delighted in broadcasting to the world these seasoned poetic voices.

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Mid-Life Crisis

Mid-Life Crisis

At forty-one I pluck whiskers from my chingold as Rapunzel’s hair

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HUMAN: Native of Earth in the Sol System

HUMAN: Native of Earth in the Sol System

Identification: Adults average 5-6 feet. Live birth.Color varies. Form: Head, trunk, protrusions at shoulders and hips called arms and legs.

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Tessellation

Tessellation

Bounding a finite space with an infinite line, the pattern repeats itself,regularly, predictably,endlessly

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tell me the reason for the theft

tell me the reason for the theft

tell me the reason for the theft stolen hours, days, and centuries

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The Ghosts of Culloden: 1746

The Ghosts of Culloden: 1746

A savage lot, you say,wearing kilts their women wove,the dyes set by their lasses’ piss.

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The Closing of St. Aloysius Hospital

The Closing of St. Aloysius Hospital

One by one the doctors let their leases expire at this cathedral of the hurt.

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The One Who Was Lost

The One Who Was Lost

They found him on the riverbank,full of holes, full of dark spaces.

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Lambswool Tea

Lambswool Tea

Yes miss please and thank ye. Lovely plate if I do say so myself

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