"Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet"
Allusion Key

Last week I posted my Christmas story for this year, "Santa Claus Is Leaving Our Planet." Introducing that story, I challenged the reader to first find the correct TV show referred to, and then to...

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Death by Injection
Horror for October

William Burke (serial_killer) 1792–1829

He laughed, and haunted echoes filled the room. Death dripped from his words. “You’ve got it wrong, my dear. I am many. I multiply and infest this world with fear.”

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The Hole

A simulated Black Hole of ten solar masses as seen from a distance of 600km with the Milky Way in the background (horizontal camera opening angle: 9°)

Captain Jane Bower of the Starship Arizona attempts to rescue a ship trapped on the edge of a black hole’s event horizon. She discovers that black holes are more personal than she had realized.

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Monkey Madness

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I told headquarters their idea proved they had developed a case of monkey madness. Never give a monkey a man’s job. But did they listen? No. They trained and installed monkeys through the whole fleet. And now I’m sitting up in bed, a monkey holding a ray gun to my head.

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What Does the Tree Say?

Juletræet

Free Christmas Flash Fiction: Doug gets more than he bargained for when he faces an interrogation from a fox and an owl over his Christmas tree selection.

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Micro-Fiction: Slimdown Tantrum

R. L. Copple offers a micro-fiction space opera story, as well as a peak into his writing process.

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Facing the Cave

Can the Dragon of Death be defeated? Sacrifice is called for, and Galak learns what that entails when his master, Knight Humblart, stares death in the eye.

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The Eternal Clock

Captain Bay can change events, but can he change time before it is too late? A space opera flash fiction from R. L. Copple.

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Love is a Many Crazied Thing

February Free Fiction: Josh learns a love spell, and a whole lot more when it spins out of control.

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Hallow Fright

Author R. L. Copple offers a free Halloween flash fiction for his fans. A story about a young orc seeking to get his first fright.

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New Anthology: Ethereal Worlds

Can you believe it? I’ve written enough short stories and flash fictions over the past five years to fill a full novel-length book! And so what did I do? I made a book, naturally. Introducing Ethereal Worlds, an anthology of …

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."