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By Amy Sterling Casil

These tales are like a disease―only one you would not brain catching.

Mint-addicted extraterrestrial beings. conversing horses. Little women in wheelchairs who get the opportunity to pilot starships. strange little jade carvers who shop the final nice Mayan urban by way of magic. a horny wolf woman who saves a teddy undergo boy and her clown boyfriend's middle. A well-known director who cloned herself and now's death of melanoma, simply she's raised her clone like a typical baby. men on the finish of the realm who become aware of they are not the world's maximum poet, they are approximately as undesirable because it will get.

Fourteen tales via award-winning technology fiction and myth author Amy Sterling Casil.

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