"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
Comic by Rick Pinchera. Click on image for larger version.

Rufus has just one chance left to win the dowager of his dreams.


I am also not a chicken.

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The winning tale from our Spooky-Kooky Fiction Contest!

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Drumroll, please…

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The winning story from our 4th microfiction contest!

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The winning entry in our third micro-fiction contest!


Rain fell for 517 days straight. Nights too. As the storms kept on, many coastal cities began to sink under water. And citizens moved inland in masses, searching for higher ground. Theories came, solutions too, but rising waters and the disintegration of communities so constrained widespread communication that most simply felt lost, left alone to […]

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And the winner of the Magister Ludi Rhyming Slang challenge is…

Illustration by Rick Pinchera

“Can you tell me why you’re here, Lesley?” the guidance counselor asks me in this voice like I just got off the short bus at the Special Olympics. I mean, come on, it’s moi. Stephen Hawking copies his homework from me. I’ll tell you why I’m here. It wasn’t the money magnet or the earthquake […]