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Friday Smackdown: Multi-faceted Skin Flaps

12 hours ago

The porcelain structure beneath its transparent, multi-faceted skin flaps, glowed like the oil-laden breast of the fire swallow. We had our brushes with them in the past, usually hiding just…


Friday Smackdown: Metal Cavity Fur Explosion

1 week ago

A large crease appeared. Metal stretching along its head, down the neck, seams splitting, pins snapping. The cold kept the air still, sound pounding from the cavern through the chest,…


Friday Smackdown: Sap Swindler

2 weeks ago

It was a long corridor woven with vines and beast furs, damp yet glittered with the lightening all around. Who would they find? The one they sought. Dry, old, stacked…


Friday Smackdown: Sharp Harpie Jabs

3 weeks ago

They rose from the deep, tentacles swollen with bladdered ink fistulas bursting against the rays of a morning sun. What brought them forth was exactly what you might think. Angry…


Friday Smackdown: Wiry Threads of Grass

4 weeks ago

It rains, and the thunder collapses. Wiry threads of grass, crumple across its back, small actuators and the glow from multiple lenses glistening with the light of dawn. They use…


Friday Smackdown: Rapscallions of the Air

1 month ago

When the wind took our white knuckle fears, rapscallions of the air, nurtured on the updrafts, while stole away we lay in an aft cargo bay, living on rationed water…


Friday Smackdown: Clank Split Portside

2 months ago

A wind blew that hadn’t since the days we bore through the outer hull. Long before it was but metal clanks, a photo and endless picking at the wall with…


Friday Smackdown: Squirrel-bone Stump Leg

2 months ago

He was a wee titmouse with an apple and a bag of cracked corn. A long journey lay ahead, fortunate to have a new mechanical leg to replace the squirrel-bone…


Friday Smackdown: Vein Blade Pop-Out

2 months ago

A small plan hatched from beneath an elderberry tree. The five had their suits, goggles, razor loaded pulse rifles and a penchant for adventure. Once aboard the carrier high overhead,…