Max E. Keele is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared online and in print. From 2001 to 2003, his magazine of off-beat speculative fiction, Fiction Inferno, showcased the works of over two dozen authors, many of whom have gone on to successful fiction careers. A selection of Keele’s short fiction is available online and can be found at MaxFiction (http://www.fictioninferno.com/maxfiction.html).
Punctuated Equilibrium. Punk-eeq. Sometimes, in response to some dramatic change in the environment, a rapid burst of mutation creates a host of new species within a relatively short time. They call it "adaptive radiation."
But what if evolution was a plague? And everyone you knew was rapidly becoming....
The sky is a swirling paisley orange today, with high-contrast clouds projected against its two-dimensional surface: flat but colorful. Strange flying things gambol aimlessly, laughing screaming flapping and spinning, playing random games among the cardboard clouds.Of course the monsters will eat you--that's what they're there for!
Is it enough for a young man to remember a fine Autumn day spent at the side of his father? Or do darker memories squirming in the depths of his brain matter more? Or even more: is it ever all right to kill a thing of beauty?
Embark on a surreal adventure that
begins with an outstretched thumb
and ends with an explosive finale in
the middle of the Greatest Party Ever
It's magick and drugs and weirdness
of all sorts.
Come join the trip! You are invited!