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Overheard & Overhead

Overheard & Overhead

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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Agents 32 and 33 take a harrowing bike ride through east Charlotte to a Taco Bell. They recognize the exceedingly courteous African American employee (from previous visits) behind the counter and exchange pleasantries. Their food arrives and all seems quite ho-hum normal. The 5-star employee then...

Incongruousness (Issue 2)

Incongruousness (Issue 2)

Barbara Waldern | Short Stories
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This is the second edition of a collection of twisted tales (now 12 stories in 77 pages). Enjoy! An elder meets a surprising fate. A hiker has a strange encounter. A woman with an inflated self-image gets deflated; another makes a 360 degree turn. Someone attends an unusual convention.

A Search for Sidle on N

A Search for Sidle on N

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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Agents 32 and 33 search the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco for signs of the fabled knowhere [sic] tavern known as Sidle on N. They walk down Judah Street through the dense fog towards the imperceptible Pacific Ocean. Without any success, they take a break in a coffee shop at Ocean Beach...

Caught Wild in Cotswold

Caught Wild in Cotswold

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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Two familiar agents (32 and 33) ride bikes from the east Charlotte (USA) neighborhood of Windsor Park to Cotswold Mall in southeast Charlotte on a splendid April morning. The route is meticulously noted (for map freaks). Once at the desired restaurant, a seating error is remedied and an odd...

Psatori

Psatori

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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Agents 32 and 33 take a bike ride to NoDa (in northeast Charlotte). They encounter some very interesting people at a Cajun restaurant. Bizarre conversations are overheard and recorded. Then the magic granules take effect and they are the ones spouting off surreal lines to the shock of the patrons...

Siquijor Seduction Zone

Siquijor Seduction Zone

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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The initial in-person meeting of future agents 32 and 33 on Siquijor Island in 2010 is recounted in this 2100-word psecret psociety pshort pstory.Includes a reference to the 'Bottled' pshort pstory.

NoDa Soda

NoDa Soda

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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The 1990s - especially the early years - in the North Davidson arts and entertainment district (NoDa) of Charlotte (NC, USA) are recounted in this 2200-word short story. Three of the early major NoDa figures who are now deceased (Terry Carano, Joe Behm, Bruce Gillenwater) are included in this...

Blood and Genesis

Blood and Genesis

LA Morgan | Short Stories
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It's an exodus: elves are leaving the city of Mandeville in droves, seeking new livelihoods and homes. For Arrian Dale it's the perfect escape, a chance to leave the mines behind and make the best of his youth. But when his people are slaughtered and his parents enslaved, he finds himself alone...

Carolina Beached

Carolina Beached

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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On a cold January evening in 1986 at Carolina Beach (NC, USA) three future agents embark on a mission to investigate a flashing hotel sign some fifty feet above the ground. Everything does not go as planned. Some found graffiti presages a calamitous future event. A 2100-word short story featuring...

Wrightsville Beached

Wrightsville Beached

Mike Bozart | Short Stories
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Back in the summer of 1985, three young dudes paddle a pair of inflatable rubber boats over to a deserted, very small marsh island in the Wrightsville Beach (NC, USA) sound. Soon the 'elixium' starts to take effect. Space gets distorted. Words sound strange. Then there's a medical situation to...