Short Story of the Month

Parallel Present Paradox

“Parallel present,” said Starek suddenly.
“What?”
Doctor Winter was amazed. She could put into a one-word combination of childish wonder, doubts of an experienced woman, and even bitterness. That last thing was however absent today, even if the results of the scientific team she was a prominent member would excuse such a tone. In fact, there were no practical outcomes.

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Being of the Month

Pikulík

Teeny-tiny inch-tall imp from Slovakia. Much stronger than he looks. He brings luck to the owner, does chores and agricultural works. However, nothing is free. The ownership of this goblin is accompanied by a memento: the soul of the third owner belongs to the Devil. So if someone offers you that helper, you rather check his CV well.

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Other Stuff

Sherlockiana: Police Officers

Even though Holmes became the patron of all literary detectives that came after him, he didn't consider himself as one. He thought of himself as a higher form of a sleuth.

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Quote of the Month

That somebody should die after the continued howling of a dog is not a remarkable phenomenon; the remarkable phenomenon is the number of people who live after listening to many howlings.

— The Origins of Popular Superstitions and Customs by T. Sharper Knowlson [1910]

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How to Properly Feed a Demon

How to Properly Feed a Demon

Twenty-five short short stories for short short breaks. Starring aliens and people, gods as well as demons.

 

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Didaktylos*
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather

 

Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)

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