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Bob and Beastman's Honeymoon

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Tagging along on the honeymoon of your two best friends makes you feel a little like the squeaky extra wheel on your nephew's tricycle. Your two best friends in the whole world are a sentient monkey named Bob and a beastman cleverly named Beastman.

So far you've been having the time of your life on a deserted island with disappointingly few desserts.

Yet in your drunken revelry you forgot to secure the rowboat you had arrived in. Your friends have just realized this after waking up from a hangover so strong that they could kill mosquitoes with their blood.

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Delicious Served Cold

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"So, Reeves, I imagine you weren't expecting to see me again after serving me for dinner."

"Indeed, sir. Although I do feel obliged to point out that, at this late stage, there really isn't much of you left to see."

"Well, since I can see you, Reeves, as well as 'enjoy' this conversation, I must possess a head of some kind, at least."

"At most, sir."

"Oh, I see...I think!"

"To be frank, sir, you can do little else."

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Leather Is Back

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As the whole world knows by now, last weekend's wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet was actually a bold fashion statement by Clarinne. The “skin” she flashed was really a daring design by LaPeau Leather. So I, as your fashion reporter, have dedicated this week's article to giving you all the details.

I am pleased to announce, Ladies (and of course, you discerning Gentlemen), that Leather is Back! Cruelty-free and more fashion-conscious than ever!

LaPeau has perfected vat-grown leathers that even the most expensive DNA test couldn't tell from traditional sources. And their growing methods have made it possible to have seams only where fashion demands, not where nature dictates. What progress!

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Gronk and the Shiny Gold Hat

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Little pink men ask how Gronk come to wear shiny gold hat.

Gronk tell.

Gronk tribe once had many men. Many women for mating. Then, Gronk's tribe do what Boss call "implode." Boss use big words. Not of Gronk's tribe. Boss from pink men's tribe. Find Gronk smashing sheep with rock, tell Gronk, "Shatter their gates. Kill their knights. Help me seize the crown."

Gronk understand 'smash' and 'kill.'

Boss promise Gronk many mates. Big hills with many rocks to smash. Much food. Gronk bored smashing sheep, so, Gronk agree.

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The Monster Hunter

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The man in the black cloak came in from the forest. I did not know then he was a monster hunter, though I did have a familiar dread in my stomach. I wish now that I had asked him from whence he came, for his voice was pleasant on my ears.

He asked for food and warmth for the night. I hadn’t a guest since the lost days when my children brought in friends from the village, but I still remembered the laws of hospitality.

The man smiled. “I expected to find nothing in the middle of a woods; what you can offer is far better than a bed of dirt.”

I nodded; it was true. I had slept many nights beneath those trees.

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