The Dilettante and Leonard, by Desmond Warzel

SFReader 2015 Story Contest First Place Winner Desmond Warzel is the author of a few dozen short stories in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres.  A full bibliography can be found at the Jobless Insomniacs Motorcycle Club, a blog that he updates about once per epoch.  Apart from this here yarn, …

The Blues, by Devon Heffer

SFReader 2015 Story Contest Second Place Winner “Willie.” “…” “Willie. Wake up.” “…” “Willie, it’s time to wake up.” “…nn…” “Come on Willie. You’ve been asleep for three and a half years. Time to exercise that prefrontal cortex.” “… kay… jus few more mins…” “No NOW Willie!” Something metal jabbed itself …

After Ever After, by Bruce Golden

SFReader 2015 Story Contest Third Place Winner Novelist, journalist, satirist, Bruce Golden’s short stories have been published more than a hundred times across 20 countries and a score of anthologies. Asimov’s Science Fiction described his second novel, “If Mickey Spillane had collaborated with both Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick, he might have produced …