“Terminal, go!”
“I’m not voice activated.”
I touched its keypad. It purred.
I began typing. It wheezed with pleasure:
“Please, don’t stop.”

@NathanHillstrom studied Computer Science, worked on Wall Street, and now writes in beautiful San Diego. Fiction in Asimov’s & others.

The house he’d shared with his wife of many years had burned. With nowhere left to mourn her passing, it was time, at last, to see the world.

Justin DeFerbrache teaches English in South Korea.

Every May, they meet at the bar, each carrying a hard drive, dressed exactly the same way, to trade lives with each other for another year.

Miguel Paolo Reyes is a researcher from the Philippines.

The basset hound shuffled, its hind legs unsure of where its front was headed. Even further back, lost but for the leash, its owner grieved.

Jacob Edwards is a writer poet person from Brisbane Australia. He watches the world, lives mostly in his head and tweets @ToastyVogon.

On a spring day so calm the still atmosphere seemed to shimmer, my enemy buried his father. After that, nothing that came before counted.

Dani Bailey is an introvert, but not a misanthrope.

The moment I hit send, the postscript made sense: the love poem was for me to read, not for me to edit.

Emi Merklin (@somethingemi) lives in Salem, Oregon and forgot she has a twitter.

Mankind invents and mass-engineers nuclear weaponry for the second time.

Tyson Kendall ironically values anonymity.

You give me one of your wings so we can fly together. But I’m bad at this. We fly in circles until we have to swim home, separately, alone.

Alisa Golden is paddling around here somewhere.

In a jet over Arizona he blotted out an entire city with his thumb and wondered if God ever felt this way.

Eddie Krzeminski lives in Florida and falls in love on a regular basis.

We grew up together without ever exchanging a word. It was only after she was buried in the cold earth that I accepted her friend request.

Bryn Yoder works odd jobs while waiting for a long-lost Nigerian relative to pass and bestow his fortune upon her. Fingers crossed.