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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Bubba's Burger Barn" (Part 1)

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Today we're starting another two-parter, alternately funny and horrifying. This is more-or-less an hommage to Philip K. Dick, and the weird buzz I got from reading his stories as a freshman in college. The books remain, but the buzz never came back. This is kind of my attempt to recreate it. Please do let me know what you think.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Sixty Days Next Year" by Chip Haynes (Part 2)

NOTE: This is part two of the story. Part One is here:
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July 15
I keep looking at my poor old car and wondering what to do about it. I'm still making car payments and insurance payments on a lump of dead metal. Not one person has called about it. No surprise there, I guess. I keep watching the TV news, and it just keeps getting worse. Domestic manufacturing--what there was of it--is slowly shutting down for lack of fuel. The people being laid off are losing their cars and homes since they can't keep making the payments. There's rumor of work out in the country, but who wants to be farm labor? What's cotton picking pay, anyway?

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Sixty Days Next Year" by Chip Haynes (Part 1)

This week, we're starting a new two-part story, by our friend and occasional commentator, Chip Haynes. Chip is a published author who's third book is coming out shortly (Details here http://www.peakofthedevil.com/ ) has the largest collection of bicycles I've ever seen in my life, has an obvious penchant for catchy titles, and...I guess the best way to put it would be to call him "A prophet of low-key doom." Yes, the bad days are coming. They're not all that cinematic and awe-inspiring, you're not dealing with extinction level events, or nuclear wars, but it's doom just the same.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Internal Bleeder" (Part 2)

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They were safely in orbit. The United States had no way to send people up after them; weapon that could touch them, and even if they did, it was a safe bet that the Nebraska State Police didn’t have access to it.
“So what did we lose in those cargo silos?” Lee asked. Steve handed him the manifest.
“Eh, that’s not too bad. Nothing crippling in there,” he said absently.
“We’re going to lose the other one, too,” Steve said.
“What? Why?” Lee asked.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Internal Bleeder" (Part 1)

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Today we start another story, a fairly short two-parter with mystery, sex, violence, paranoid plot twists, and fat teens named after cartoon characters. It'll all make sense in the end...well, excepting maybe the 'cartoon' thing...

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Moving Day"

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Today we present another new story. It's a piece of flash fiction by our own Neorandomizer. To tell you more would be to tell you too much, so read on!
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“Dear it’s time.”

The man looked at his wife standing in the door and sighed. He stood and followed her. He did not bother to turn off the wall viewer playing a video file of unicorns running across a field of pink grass.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Antarctic Dawn" by Neorandomizer

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On September 22 1979 at 00:53 GMT the American Vela Hotel satellite 6911 detected the telltale flash of a low yield nuclear detonation in the Indian Oceanm southeast of South Africa. No nations took responsibility for the blast. Due to a malfunction in the satellite’s other sensors, there was doubt as to whether or not the blast had actually happened.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Little Note, Nor Long Remember" by Republibot 3.0

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Plus Three To The Moon!

“Commence countdown!” the stalwart, strong-jawed captain said, flashing a smile

“Good Golly,” the eager-yet-green pilot said.

“Cut the chatter, you!” The captain snapped, his matinee-idol good looks clouding over.

“Atomic piles to power!” the engineer said, his voice coming into the control cockpit over the PA, “Counting down! Ten seconds to blast off!” he continued.

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