Chris Cherry is a writer living working in the United States. She is currently working on a collected volume of poetry and photography, and her first science fiction novel. A number of her short stories are available here on Smashwords for free. You may contact author via one of the web portals listed below.
In this story, "Aliens Did NOT Destroy Chicago" is the title of a video discovered on the internet after claims that aliens nuked the city are broadcast on news networks. The story is told in that format, with a transcriber copying all of the spoken text into long form. The reader is challenged to examine perceptions and exercise discernment through the use of media.
Poetic and compelling, a look inside the walls we use to protect ourselves when those walls become the whole of the world. A poignant tale of the reunion of brother and sister after illness and success.
We join a story in progress after our unknown journal author finds a treasure trove of hand-made books that had belonged to a much-loved aunt. This short story is a charming tale about lost love, families, discovery, and carrying the past forward into the future.
Insomnia as archaeology. Archaeology as memory. Objects as markers. Reality as unreality. What is sleep? What is dream? This piece of short fiction will steal you away from the "real" world, intrigue and perhaps inspire a little digging of your own.