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Jabberwocky 15

30th October 2012 | Closed

Jabberwocky 15

Shahrazad Spoils the Coffee
by Sofia Samatar

Aman­da Invades the Museum 
by Michael J. DeLuca

The Ora­cle of DARPA
by Bogi Takács

Ques­tion Four
by Steven L. Peck


Shahrazad Spoils the Coffee

30th October 2012 | Closed

by Sofia Samatar
(USA)

When the woman with tired eyes
stares too long at the carpet,
the cof­fee boils over
and hiss­es on the coals. 


Amanda Invades the Museum

30th October 2012 | Closed

by Michael J. DeLuca
(USA)

By a first super­hu­man feat of flight, Aman­da scaled the hill­top defens­es of an open-air doll muse­um which focused on depict­ing in minia­ture the sev­er­al cen­turies between the colo­nial era and the indus­tri­al revolution. 


The Oracle of DARPA

30th October 2012 | Closed

by Bogi Takács
(Hun­gary)

Log: Jan­u­ary 04 2012, Part 53

Are they weapons?

they are black and sleek like pan­thers languid
they spew forth destruc­tion in a sin­gle enrap­tured beam
are they weapons?


Question Four

30th October 2012 | Closed

by Steven L. Peck
(USA)

It was the escape of the dog-faced baboon that first launched me into the more peace­ful enter­prise of ento­mol­o­gy. Odd­ly enough, even now, I find myself long­ing for the nuanced thrill of sneak­ing into the beast’s cage—the rank smell of musk and urine remind­ing me that mortality’s end (or eternity’s begin­ning) sat sleep­ing uneasi­ly only a too-loud-a-foot­step away.