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Need more quirk in your quarantine? How about a few short short-timer flash scifi pieces from Space Squid? Free fictional fun and humor... enjoy!

The Final Crunch by Cameron Stewart

Around eight months ago, the Galactic Bureau of Investigation found that the sound of a crunch would distract the common worker just enough that it led to an overall 0.00000000000001% decrease in productivity. Needless to say, they felt all crunching must be abolished. First step: shut down all the farms producing food with what they referred to as ‘High Crunch Potential.' Took away a lot of jobs from good hardworking farmers. Took away the crunch, too. That deliciously audible crunch.

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Feline Sweets and Dillocon Treats

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Today's treats include a short story by boomer trujillo, photos from our Armadillocon 2018 culinary contest, and a selection of award winners from our more recent Armadillocon flash fiction contests!

The Trans-Historical Correlation between the Technological and Felinological

Werner Goldstein and Marie Milligan accepted the year’s Nobel for physics. Their paper “Macroscopic Extrapolations of Quantum Entanglement and Transcommunicative Phenomena” chronicled the first reproducible instances of teleportation. After sufficient adjustment of their machines, i.e., giddy tinkering under sleep deprivation, their lab teleported coffee, a copy of A Brief History of Time, and Quark, the lab cat, to Geneva, Switzerland.

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Flash! "Spiralize Me" and More

This month: It's free flash fiction time at Space Squid. This month we celebrate summer with two memorable stories and two comics. Read, enjoy, subscribe!
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SPIRALIZE ME

I stare at my sleek, new veggie spiralizer with disdain. It's a simple contraption-- dual funnels attached at the narrow ends, with severely sharp blades tucked inside, promising to turn any vegetable into long strings of gluten-free goodness. But I don't care how much meat sauce I dump on it, there's no way zucchini noodles will satisfy me like hearty durum wheat spaghetti.

Effin' Paleo diet.

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Flash Fiction Frenzy!

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This month: an explosion of flash in three outstanding stories: Ten Steps to a Successful Apocalypse, The Boot Collector, and Bon Manje. Each can be read in a coffee break and each will deliver a lot more buzz. Enjoy!
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Ten Steps to a Successful Apocalypse

· Make a cup of chamomile tea. Mix in a bit of honey. Drink it, slowly. The apocalypse will involve a great deal of screaming. Best to begin with a well-soothed throat.

· Say your farewells. For family, this should be done in person if time permits. For co-workers, a text message will suffice.

· If you own fish, do not say farewell to them. This is all their goddamn fault, after all.

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