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1  General Category / General Board / Happy (Star Wars...) Easter 2020!!!
 on: Apr 9th, 2020, 4:56am 
Started by ente per ente | Post by ente per ente

Happy (Star Wars...) Easter 2020!!!

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2  General Category / General Board / Re: Dust Bunnies
 on: Mar 8th, 2020, 12:30pm 
Started by StevFritz | Post by Webbie
Interesting story idea. Alien life right next door, so to speak. Nice angle using the child to tell the story to as then you don't have to dive deep into the science of it all. A fun read!

3  General Category / General Board / Dust Bunnies
 on: Mar 4th, 2020, 9:17am 
Started by StevFritz | Post by StevFritz
Thanks for choosing Dust Bunnies. I got the inspiration from reading about planet formation in the early Solar System.

I originally wrote it like an encyclopedia article, but I think this version works better.

I’d love to hear from readers.

Steve Fritz

4  General Category / General Board / Congratulations Sergio!
 on: Nov 18th, 2019, 9:51am 
Started by Webbie | Post by Webbie
Sergio PALUMBO( nickname: “ente  per  ente”  on Aphelion/AnotheRealm  Forum) is now co-editor and will be presiding over this Anthology's content. Congratulations Sergio!

From the release:

Call for Sci-Fi/Horror Submissions…  

Here’s the link:



Deadline: until full
Payment:Exposure and Royalties
Short stories up to 7,000 words; Longer stories will also be considered.
Reprints: just in some restricted, limited cases, as long as you hold the rights.

Xenobiology: the study of synthesizing and manipulating biological devices and systems. From the Greek word xenos, which means "stranger", it indicates a form of biology that is not (yet) familiar to science and is not usually available in nature. It may also indicate  biological systems and biochemistries that differ from the  DNA system we all know.

Xenobiologists: scientists that aim at the detection or design of forms of life with a different biochemistry or different genetic code than on planet Earth.

Think, for example, of:

“Cryptoterrestrials spotted here or on other planets, Xeno-Humans, or Xenoids that willingly underwent significant genetic changes to be more similar to the models of lifeforms they had on their mind, Half-Human/Half-Alien intelligent beings built for bloody actions, Hybrids that were made up with genetic materials - in part from Earth and in part from other worlds…- with very different genetic codes purposely re-written, unbelievable Cryptids that are just a product of a directed evolution or come from a secret process meant for engineering the environment, Cybrids that are partly humans and in a small part mixed with alien machines with xeno nucleic acids (XNA) and some alternative forms of DNA, or just the opposite, Bioarmor made for wars in space,  and cells that have been constructed to include one or more of men’s features along with traits from alien animals.  And were they born by chance or were there constraints that ruled out other types of chemistries we know here on Earth? What about these new biological systems that we supposed  not to be present on our planet,  but that might be a reality, though unexplainably? Is this still unknown biotechnology a possible threat to human health? Or to the health of hidden alien creatures that live somewhere, unbeknownst to all the people…?”

Submission guidelines: Please include your name, address, e-mail address, the title of your story and its word count in your covering e-mail. Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf or *.doc file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact us prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)

Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.

No headers, footers or page numbers.

Please check grammar.

Upon acceptance into the Anthology, we ask that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for one year from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted Anthology.

This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.

Michele “bottomdweller” DUTCHER, as main Editor and Sergio “ente per ente” PALUMBO, as co-editor, will be presiding over this Anthology.

The title will be published by Rogue Planet Press, an Imprint of Horrified Press, under the supervision of Gavin CHAPPELL.

Email your submission as an attachment to: associazione (AT) lacenturia.it

The email subject line must read “SUBMISSION— XENOBIOLOGY – STRANGER CREATURES – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this Anthology.

Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired, or as soon as possible.

Cover ( and Back-cover) Art: by American artist John “DavidsonHero” Rose.

There may well be some beautiful Sci-Fi/Horror themed black and white illustrations lurking on the inside as well, art by comics artists Davide “Atog” MARESCOTTI and Sara DELLACASA.

Waiting for Your best-ever-entries, of course!!!

5  General Category / Front Page Stories / Author of "Salvation" says hello!
 on: Aug 1st, 2019, 11:50pm 
Started by Toney B | Post by Toney B
Errr, hello! First, I'd like to thank Mr. Markette for giving my protagonist Liran an audience. Second, I'll give Ekpeki Chovwe Donald a tip of the hat. I enjoyed reading about witchcraft from a non-western perspective.

What first inspired me to write about a feminine demon was a sticker I saw on the bumper of a pickup truck - a seductive, red succubus. The writing quickly grew into an exploration of morality and theology.

You can visit my Deviant Art home page to read "Sacrifices," the first part of Liran's story, her escape from The Hell of Burning Tears. Google search the following:

sacrifices deviantart hbaf187


Toney B

6  General Category / Front Page Stories / Re: Unicorns Vs Zombies
 on: Jul 11th, 2019, 10:31pm 
Started by NathanCromwell | Post by Toney B
U-v-Z has a dry sense of humor; it was great. Personally, I'd be in the "Zombie" camp if I had my way. I think you have to have a lot of money to be a zombie in this world and still eat regularly, so . . . back to work for me.

7  General Category / Front Page Stories / Unicorns Vs Zombies
 on: Jun 3rd, 2019, 10:27am 
Started by NathanCromwell | Post by NathanCromwell
Hello, All. People like to hear how stories came about, so here's how this one did:

Several years ago, I read an anthology called 'Unicorns Vs Zombies' by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier. Holly chose her favorite unicorn stories to compete against Justine's zombie tales. The stories were great, but almost as fun were the intros, where the two editors debated which creature was better and leveled insults. I recommend it. However, the book has no actual zombie/unicorn battlin', so I wrote a story to remedy that.

Along the way I decided unicorns would represent retreating into daydreams and wishful thinking and zombies would represent slacking.

Anyway, let me know what you thought of it. I love feedback.


8  General Category / General Board / Happy Easter 2019!!!
 on: Apr 16th, 2019, 7:40am 
Started by ente per ente | Post by ente per ente
Happy Easter (Buona Pasqua) 2019 -
from Sergio "ente per ente"  and my Club "La Centuria"!!!

Funny (Easter) Eggs


9  General Category / General Board / Re: Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year...
 on: Jan 1st, 2019, 12:18pm 
Started by ente per ente | Post by Webbie
Happy New Year!   Smiley

10  General Category / General Board / Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year...
 on: Dec 19th, 2018, 8:56am 
Started by ente per ente | Post by ente per ente
Merry Christmas 2018 and Happy New Year from Sergio “ente per ente” PALUMBO, also on behalf of Model Club "La Centuria" ( http://www.lacenturia.it)

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