This is a guest post by Monta Fleming.
“Call Me Murph” is one of the creepiest short science fiction stories I have ever read. Not because it has monsters or aliens. It doesn’t. Not because the plot is twisted or shocking. It isn’t. But the idea behind it is so close to a possible, horribly terrifying, version of the future that I couldn’t help but shudder.
The idea is simple: people get paid to change their name. Imagine a world full of people named Shell Oil Jones or Motorola Smith. This is advertising on the most basic level. Read More
This is a guest post by Sarah Petersen
“Hello,” Said the Gun is a 2011 science fiction short story written by Jay Lake. The story is about a 12 year old girl who finds a talking gun in an old oak tree, it explores the issues of trust and survival. Read More
I’m not sure if you knew this or not, but in addition to reading and reviewing science fiction short stories I also like to dabble in writing them. Anyway, along that note I just wanted to announce that my own flash fiction piece “The Race” has just been published at WeirdYear. Hooray for me! Read More
“Attention, People of Earth” is a 2009 science fiction short story by Paul Simms. It is about a strange message to humans from an alien species – letting us know what to expect when they arrive. Read More