Archive for Speculative

  1. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES • by John Lander No Comments

    In a storage center underneath the highway into No Circumstances, Arizona, I rented a storage unit, swept up bouquets of gathered dust, sprayed doses of ammonia   as a Wiccan would blood in a spell to cast out pests from my windowless, anonymous box so on a bare mattress I could begin to sprout dreams […]

    Poems, Speculative

  2. ROCKET BOY • by David C Kopaska-Merkel 4 Comments

    he sniffs rocket exhaust and the cans you find in the gully behind the spaceport stumbles a bit when he walks his breath leaves a petrochemical scent trail plastic starship models like the heads of big game animals stare glassily from the wall above his bunk he measures himself twice a day hopes each time […]

    Other, Speculative

  3. (UNTITLED SPECULATIVE HAIKU) • by Greg Schwartz 8 Comments

    green pasture zombie cows graze on the farmer Greg Schwartz is the staff cartoonist for SP Quill Magazine and a member of the Haiku Society of America. Some of his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, New York Quarterly, and the 2008 Red Moon Anthology. Spec House of Poetry has just […]

    Japanese Short Forms, Poems, Speculative

  4. INTELLIGENT LIFE • by Greg Schwartz 11 Comments

    aliens orbit a blue-green planet watch its creatures wage war after war eventually they move on still in search of intelligent life. Greg Schwartz is the staff cartoonist for SP Quill Magazine and a member of the Haiku Society of America. Some of his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, New […]

    Poems, Speculative

  5. GREY GOO • by Jonathan Pinnock 14 Comments

    “Grey goo is such a far-fetched and absurd notion,” said the nanotechnologist, staring down at the bubbling floor and wondering what had happened to both his feet. Jonathan Pinnock was born in Bedfordshire, England, and despite having so far visited over forty other countries, has failed to relocate any further away than the next door county […]

    Humour/Satire, Poems, Speculative

  6. UNLOCKING THE GALAXY • by by Aurelio Rico Lopez III 3 Comments

    A Martian craft banks left, narrowly avoiding the speeding meteor set off course by planetary gravitational pull. A fleet of flying saucers barrel roll along the rings of Saturn while alien youngsters fly kites on the stormy winds of Jupiter’s hurricanes. Back on Earth, behind a telescope lens – a Christmas gift from his dad […]

    Poems, Speculative