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Flash Fiction Monday: Dead Automatons and Spice Loving Aliens

Do you like hot dogs? I’ll admit it – I do, even though they aren’t the best food for me to eat. I especially love to load them up with condiments like ketchup, mustard and dill relish – yum! But what if one of those condiments was a biological poison? Not only would that suck, but then this tasty treat could be used as a form of weapon – which would suck even more! One of today’s stories deals with that very scenario – and the results are quite interesting!
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After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg

After the Myths Went Home by Robert Silverberg is the one story you know it would make for an awesome Dr Who special. Or Twilight Zone episode. Or anything, just somebody PLEASE MAKE THIS!

“Leor’s new machine had crystal rods and silver sides. A giant emerald was embedded in its twelve-angled lid.”

There are no problems in the future. Everyone’s belly is full, no-one drowns or thirsts or is ever unhappy. There are such lovely marvels in the future, when the mysteries of the Universe have been laid bare and Earth’s problems are in Earth’s past, the planet itself a distant memory.

It is the best of times and the worst part is, everybody agrees.

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