Archive | April, 2015

John C. Mannone | Meteor shower from Mars

THE SUN, a sintering hot asterisk, suspends above Olympus Mons, glows cerulean from the scattering of red dust. The air is thin and cold, much colder a mere foot above our native ground. We recline into the less frigid layers, and my love cuddles closer to me. She tells me I’m the only one in the universe for her, as her slender fingers brush the soft folds of my face. […]

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Jon Moray | Finish the story

IT WAS A TYPICAL sunny, warm, mid-September, Florida day. Eric Parsons was outside mowing his half-acre Bahia lawn, listening to his eighties-themed play list on his MP3 player, and enjoying an occasional nature-kissed breeze. His thoughts volleyed from story-writing ideas to how he could tweak his Fantasy Football team for the weekend games. Suddenly, his attention was drawn to the cloudless sky by a bright flash, as if from a camera […]

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Alien abductions | A NOVA interview with Dr. John E. Mack

Dr. John Mack was a Harvard Medical School professor, distinguished psychiatrist, and Pulitzer-winning author  who was arguably the most respected academic to investigate the alien abduction experience. He wrote two books on the subject, Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens (1994) and Passport to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters (1999). He was interviewed by NOVA on his own journey from skepticism to acceptance of alien encounters as both literal (physical)  and […]

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Puloma Mukherjee | Sandfall

I remember that day like it was yesterday. It was supposed to have rained the night before and into the morning, but I couldn’t tell from my apartment. The only windows faced my neighbors’ only windows, and the outer walls of our apartments formed a dingy, square enclosure that opened up to a small patch of sky up at the top. Sharp, angular rays sometimes peered in at mid-day through […]

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