DayBreak Magazine 2

March 6, 2010

December @outshine Prose Poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 12:07 am

December 5:

Sick of my ZiPod bleating
with all its texts and tweeting
I spin wild and free
On the windmills by the sea.

[Bio] Eva Chapman loves to have fun. www.is.gd.fTIP .

December 12:

When AI was incorporated into the surveillance cameras, they became more interested in watching each other. They left the rest of us alone.

[Bio] Jonathan Pinnock ( @jonpinnock, http://www.jonathanpinnock.com/ ) is. For the time being, at any rate.

December 19:

Alas! Mine heart doth beateth no more.
Yea, I liveth on, thy grateful cyborg.

[Bio] Beth Katte @bethblackbird fancies futuristic antiquities. http://www.bethkatte.com/ .

December 26:

While Owen’s back was turned, Zoe clicked the ArouzalCard into the port behind her left ear. Why wouldn’t I be in the mood tonight, my love?

[Bio] Bobbie Laughman lives, writes and feigns normalcy in Gettysburg, PA http://tinyurl.com/ydztbnd .

February 13, 2010

November @outshine prose poems–humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 11:00 pm

November 7:

It was spring and his basement was drying up. Last night, just two feet of water on the floor. A man can’t even stay wet in his own home…

[Bio] Marlo Dianne is a writer/artist of more than fifty published works. This wondergeek is found @ http://www.forbiddendragon.blogspot.com.

November 14:

I’d never felt so close to a pet, never felt the need to boast about a pet, and I’m not even fully dilated yet… can you see her head?

[Bio] Engineerish writer lost near Austin.

November 21:

News from CERN: smallest subatomic particles found, massless, information only. + & –: binary code. Neat. I yawned, returned to my Sims game

[Bio] William Clunie can be read at http://www.pemmicanpress.com/.

November 28:

Starship Magellan to Mission Control on Pluto: If angels are in the architecture, how do we get this one out of our FTL drive?

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at: http://is.gd/kLAu, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

January 29, 2010

October @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 11:53 pm

October 3:

It’s 2034: Brian’s nanocure, immortality, and ecosystem resurrection stories keep getting rejected from Asimov’s for lacking SFnal elements.

[Bio] Jen Waverly wants an ecosystem resurrector, and posts about pub trivia, marriage rights, and books here http://is.gd/3lVBE .

October 10:

The Martians came.
Reviled by germs,
they left the world
on talking terms.
A Christmas card
from Leader Zirth?
At least it did
n’t cost the Earth!

[Bio] I’m 40, married and live in Plymouth, England. Writing is my main hobby. Quite a number of my poems/stories have been published.

October 17:

Engine’s protesting, sir. Says it wants a pony. Shall I tell the passengers to wait, or…?

[Bio] Carolyn Elizabeth Lamb can fold into a portable cube, for your convenience.

October 24:

It’s a strange week when you’re thinking, ‘trenchcoats or atomic insects? Wait, is that trenchcoats ON atomic insects?’ I love my job.

[Bio] Marlo Dianne is a writer/artist of more than fifty published works. This wondergeek is found @ http://www.forbiddendragon.blogspot.com .

October 31:

The climbing guide could tell Harper’s arm was flagging. The whisper at camp was: could he pull it off and grow a good one by morning?

[Bio] @jeremylewit enjoys the conceit that his focus problem is early-onset time travel. http://jeremylewit.blogspot.com/ .

January 22, 2010

September @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 7:42 pm

September 5:

They give her a galactic library ticket. She screams as she reads the rollercoaster of xeno-philosopy. It’s the ride of Earth’s life.

[Bio] After a twenty year period of procrastination Deborah Walker has, finally, started writing.

September 12:

Disaster! Can’t take Granddad anywhere. He got his toupee caught in the beach umbrella’s solar fan. That’s broken; we’re baking; he’s bald!

[Bio] Eva Chapman loves to have fun. http://is.gd/6jeiO .

September 19:

Definition of futility: chasing ruby-goldfish that burst out of a waterfall, sail across the greenhouse, enter another. Damn microgravity.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at: http://is.gd/kLAu, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

September 26:

Sand crunches beneath their feet, and the sun warms their gray skin. They gawk at the pyramids. “Looks like someone was here first.”

[Bio] Aurelio Rico Lopez III hails from the Philippines. He is an avid fan of all things weird.

January 15, 2010

August @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 12:50 pm

August 1:

The cybercat on metal paws stalks cyber-savvy prey. The übermouse’s EMP, though, lets it slip away. A better mouse: the lab’s cause célèbre.

[Bio] Cliff Winnig (@winnig) writes and plays sitar. He has stories in the Cinema Spec & Footprints anthologies. http://www.cliffwinnig.com.

August 8:

Professor Jim Burns, retired head of immortalRwe, turned to his teary wife at his hospital bedside, “I should have spent more time at work.”

[Bio] @meika loofs samorzewski no longer writes for humans and lives in Tasmania http://meika.loofs-samorzewski.com/ .

August 15:

I was in Cleveland the day the net woke up. We reasoned, threatened, finally begged, but could not stop it from worshipping us.

[Bio] @jonrock writes from Michigan. He fears Rickrolling and Nannerpus will anger the awakened net. http://is.gd/1tFcs .

August 22:

Men gathered at the new distillery. Smiling, they filled their glasses. Sunlight glinted through the windows as Earth hung low in the sky.

[Bio] William Wood lives in an old farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an understanding family. He often writes instead of sleeping.

August 29:

Reverse in works only. Good no machine travel time. Reference future for self to note.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at: http://is.gd/kLAu, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

December 31, 2009

July @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 7:12 pm

July 4:

“How far does it go?” she asked as we fell through the subspace burrow. I shrugged apologetically: “Theoretically, forever.”

[Bio] Gareth’s stories have appeared in 20 mags and 10 languages. He drinks lots of tea. http://www.garethdjones.co.uk/ .

July 11:

They called Bill crazy for downloading his consciousness into a video game, but he wanted to spend more time with his kids.

[Bio] If you can catch Matthew Sanborn Smith early enough in the day, he smells rather nice. http://is.gd/ov1z .

July 18:

For three months, my android’s gone to school for me, dated my girlfriend and done my chores. Nobody’s noticed. Now to make my sister’s.

[Bio] @ficklefiction is actually @fickledeity. Just your average Sri Lankan girl with dreams of changing the world for the better.

July 25:

The sun is bright

the air is free

the Martian men

don’t bother me.

The soil is red

the sky is wide

I’m proud to be

a Martian bride.

[Bio] Amanda Davis is a Pittsburgh engineer with a green thumb and a taste for horror movies. She blogs at http://tinyurl.com/ddvpvj .

December 25, 2009

June @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 10:23 pm

June 7:

A cryogenics capsule malfunctioned. The body was crammed into another’s tank. An icy embrace, the couple was together again.

[Bio] Peter Keller is a hemophiliac on the cutting edge of twitterfiction. http://twitter.com/wordshiv .

June 14:

Single 500 yr old Martian seeks Single Earth Female 18-32, for alien abduction and impregnation roleplay. No cold or flu carriers.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at: http://is.gd/kLAu, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

June 21:

Dad’s alive again — simulated from memories fed into a machine. He’s happy: 404 errors are rare and he can claim he’s younger than me.

[Bio] Aaron is currently traveling the world and writing on planes, trains and buses. He’s forgotten that he ever lived any other way.

June 28:

Blasted alien technology! Mary sighed and prepared for a day of déjà vu, after accidentally setting her new alarm clock to yesterday.

[Bio] Bio Deborah Walker can often be found in the British Museum nicking ideas from ancient cultures.

December 11, 2009

May @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 11:34 pm

May 2:

A monk, a clone, and a telepath walk into a bar. Which one cries, “I have a question for my maker”? Which one replies, “Yes, my son”?

[Bio] Greg Beatty (http://gregbeatty.net) lives in Washington with his wife Kathy, where the biggest challenge is staying dry.

May 9:

“You’re good as new,” Dr. said,

“I installed a new emotion processor

so you won’t have to worry about another

murderous psycho snap.”

[Bio] Andrew Hilbert lives and works in Orange County, CA. He regularly contributes to newversenews.com .

May 16:

Gloria painted the space ark purple, hung dice below the mirror. We watched the world old fall away. That’s some sick transit, Gloria Mundy.

[Bio] Grant Stone lives in New Zealand. Which is handy, since that’s where all his stuff is. http://d1sc0r0b0t.blogspot.com/ .

May 23:

“Your great-grandfather bought one of the very first hybrid cars.”

“Why?”

“Because he wanted to conserve gasoline.”

“What’s gasoline?”

[Bio] Tony Noland writes fiction and non-fiction in Philadelphia. Follow @TonyNoland on Twitter and at his writing blog: http://is.gd/eK5R .

May 30:

“Icecream!” , I scream,

as I rush to take a bite.

Brother laughs: dad’s making

a new planet and the pink

snow has been just delivered.

[Bio] Sebastián Lalaurette, journalist, writer, editor, thing. http://tinyurl.com/lalaurette.

November 26, 2009

April @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 5:32 pm

April 4:

At 97, Grandma got a time machine and started meeting her descendants. Last I heard, she had hugged twenty generations and was still going.

[Bio] Amanda Davis denies everything but regrets nothing. She blogs at http://tinyurl.com/ddvpvj .

April 11:

We shrugged Atlas off our backs early in the tech spike. Disappointedly, nothing much changed, except, well, all the bag ladies disappeared.

[Bio] meika lives in Tasmania and no longer writes for humans. twitter.com/meika .

April 18:

One night at the nude colony,
The moon rose celestially.
With no clothes to stifle
I transformed in a trifle
To eat snacks, packaging-free

[Bio] Writer-mommy-doctor who loves artists & underdogs: melissayuaninnes.net .

April 25:

“I told you it had some design flaws,” Audrey sighed as the city turned upside down and sank, shining, car horns blaring, into the sea.

[Bio] Paula R. Stiles, at: http://is.gd/kLAu, has sold SF, fantasy and horror stories to Strange Horizons, Jim Baen’s, Futures and others.

November 13, 2009

March @outshine prose poems—humourous

Filed under: humourous, Outshine — Tags: , — shineanthology @ 3:59 am

March 7:

Rusty tracks mark the path of her tears. He wipes her cheeks with an oil-damp cloth. Penance for making her cry.

[Bio] Rhonda loves to write. She can be found at http://www.rhondaparrish.com .

March 14:

Demonstration

“—over there!”

             He said, “Don’t believe me? I’ll prove it the teleporter works. Look for me—”

[Bio]Greg Beatty (http://gregbeatty.net) lives in Washington with his wife Kathy, where the biggest challenge is staying dry.

March 21:

Kierkegaard reversed: consequence (1/3) An abstract trilogy, can be read independently

Living forwards with bigger memories—the past became too hard to understand, and so we opened out ourselves—in tomorrows of present purpose.

A suicide explodes, but this time the free world gave way to the open world.

Our future distributed the past among our presents openly, and enough for everyone, even for those longing to perfect the world.

[Bio] Meika lives in Tasmania and no longer writes for humans. twitter.com/meika .

March 28:

Chimay beer sales are on the rise
As drinkers get more eloquent and wise
Trappist monks feign surprise
With an enigmatic glint in their eyes

[Bio] Eva Chapman. UK. Aspiring Boho & rock chick, optimistic re future; writes about that and healing the past; check me out @evitchka http://is.gd/fLAx.

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