“This earth seems like a place you would call home, until you see a cluster of scintillating hooks descending through the sky and disappearing into a cityscape.”
My story “Bait” has been published in Sci Phi Journal and can be read for free here. This story actually comes from a ‘novel’ within my novel-in-progress. The project is called Vanished Planets and was born from the idea of a science fiction version of Calvino’s Invisible Cities, featuring entries on alternate earths, other planets, and aliens. I wrote four entries a couple of years ago but will probably only come back to it after the rest of the novel proper is complete.
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