Prophets

By Samar Pant Evolution didn’t make us very good at cutting through uncertainty. Predicting the future is not a strong biological trait. No, our hunches and knacks only help us make guesses. But what evolution did endow us with is the ability to build tools that can. So we built computers, with the power to churn data into predictions.  The people who use these computers are just like  prophets and oracles, foretelling a dire, dark future. And the window to take us off this doomed course is getting smaller by the day.  I like to think I am one of…

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A Grim, Thin Hope: The Fantasy of Immediate Change

By Bree Taylor This is a creative non-fiction piece that examines how the author feels about being both a writer and consumer of SFF (Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy) in contemporary times. In the face of a pandemic, climate change, and oppressive political climates, it can be easy to dismiss the messages of this…

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The Circle of Life

By Tracy Thomas The morning wakes, the day is bright  the noon walks in slowly, the day brightens  then comes the darkness, all brightness gone  then the moon and stars come out to play  does the morning awake again?  it is the circle of life  the snowflake sails down, it is the season of winter …

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Fairy Tale

By Julia Magsombol   When I was a little girl, I was a huge fan of fairy tales. I love to watch and read stories of  princesses who were saved by their knight and shining armour. I mostly watched all Walt Disney  princess movies, and I would admit that I was delighted and comforted by those.…

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