A Scavenger of Words by J J Steinfeld

Idiomatic idiotic remarks as the clock tick-tocks away into the memory of time. What does that drivel mean? Perhaps I should have said, or even sang out, Idiotic idiomatic remarks, the order, you know, is meaningful and full of meaning. You should be fed to carrion eaters that have no time for words only for…

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„Descent of the Seeker into Katarghatargha” Excerpt from a Religious Document of Species punctus impia by Adam Lovasz

„Suppose, for instance, that humans reproduced in the numbers that insects do and that the early elimination of the vast majority of humans who were born was necessary for the survival of the genes of any. Suppose also that, like most insects, care of offspring was unnecessary. Given these conditions, behaviors that manifest sympathy for…

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Imperfect Solution by Marie DesJardin

He had no heart. Whatever he’d once had in that department had been shot out in the attack that had taken his manhood along with everyone he’d ever cared for. All that remained was a mechanical heart, mechanical hands, mechanical eyes that searched the data, over and over, seeking for its next target. “Most were soldiers already,”…

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Eos Quarterly: Marie DesJardin

1. First, tell us a little about yourself. When did you want to become an author? What inspires you to do what you do? Who are you? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write. When I was little, I’d tell stories to my mother who would write them down for me,…

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Captain John’s Passage by Tara Campbell

“You sure about this?” asked the cook, wiping a tattered red handkerchief across his brow. Captain John squinted against the sun and scratched at his scraggly, pecan-colored beard. “Who in blazes knows, Cookie?” He prodded the unmoving figure on the sand with his boot. “But aye, I reckon we should tie him up.” Cookie frowned….

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Editor’s Corner: Our Secrets 

As Helios Quarterly enters its second issue, I’ve become concerned about the future. Will it last? Will it live up to expectations? Though these questions and many more will remain unanswered, I cannot help but speculate on information that is outside of my reach. We are strangest to ourselves and all on a journey towards an…

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TreeVolution by Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell, who was apart of the inaugural issue of Helios Quarterly, will be releasing a novel very soon. TreeVolution is a speculative fiction novel featuring secret experiments, corporate machinations, and a little eco-payback. TreeVolution is available for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords, and will be available in other print and electronic formats on November…

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Resonance by Linda Neuer

Only the original foundation is intact, all history replaced with central heating and plastic pipes. But the pacing in the attic doesn’t sound like mice. Why this pacing? Why this chill? If they are lonely, why not join us? Are they too polite in their pain to ask for help? Shouldn’t they provide solace for…

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