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An eclectic collection of stories from the members of the North Alabama Science Fiction and Cake Appreciation Society.

Earl, Bubba, and the Flying Hubcap - by Louise Herring-Jones - Two Alabama good ol' boys have a close encounter.
Messenger - by Dan Thompson - A wanderer arrives at an isolated village with news about the plague that devastated the world.
Pink Eggs in a White Box - by Michael Guillebeau - A lonely technician finds love in an unexpected place.
Mother Gone - by Nancy G. Swanner - Three children search for their kidnapped mother, unaware that there is magic involved.
Blinkedy-Blink - by Cheryl Rydbom - A young woman bent on avenging her defrauded grandmother receives unexpected and mysterious aid.
Harry Truman Remembered - by Louise Herring-Jones - The Mt. St. Helen volcanic eruption is remembered in a poem.
Talent Scout - by Scott E. Hancock - Searching for people with paranormal talents, an undercover scout finds more than he was looking for.
An Untimely Winter Wind - by Mary Brunini McArdle - A cold winter wind brings magical visitors to a woman in North Alabama.
Pattern for Change - by Liana Thompson - A genetics researcher makes a startling discovery about the 'junk DNA' in the human genome.
Starla Page and the Dream of Odysseu - by Rebecca Brown - The crew of the “Claw” were used to danger, but when they tried to salvage a derelict starship they discovered more than even they were prepared for.
Hardrad's Choice - by Lisa J. Prince - A priest must decide whether or not to challenge the murderer of his aristocratic father.
Meemaw's Wachukkas - by Stephen Webb - Grady's Meemaw had a secret recipe and its ingredients couldn't all be found in the garden patch.
What I Know About Heroes - by Chuck Wilkerson - A strange old man shows a young collegue that there may be something in life beyond fast food service.
Gods Among Men: Bishop Storm - by Kenny Emmanuel - A young man is caught up in a secret war between a vigilante group and an idealistic organization on the verge of creating a new world order.
Everyone's Right - by Nancy G. Swanner - A couple's moonlight drive has an unexpected destination.
In the Zone of Alienation - by Dan Thompson - A young woman on a motorcycle ride through the restricted zone around the Chernobyl nuclear plant discovers it is not as dead as most people think.
Theme from an Imaginary Western - by Tom Winstead - A man tries to find meaning as his life keeps looping back through a surreal Wild West adventure.
Oasis - by N. Burke Maulsby - Isolation on a remote planet combined with immortality drives some of its inhabitants to desperate measures.
A Wake for Rufus - by Louise Herring-Jones - Four friends share a meal in memory of the departed Rufus.
It Came from Ophiuchi - by Dan Thompson - A collector finally acquires the rare Tibetan Cheese, just in time for an alien to claim it as its own.
Lianas - by B. Kim Hagar - An elderly woman living on the Moon helps a friend find closure over the loss of her husband.
Caring Touch - by Liana Thompson - Even death can't stop a mother's love.
Valentine - by Scott Hancock - A child of the night searches and questions, and during his darkest hour finds all of his answers at once.
The Renegade - by Ginger K. Nelson - A tattoo on a dead body drives a staid and prudish woman to uncharacteristic behavior.
Resurrection Dance - by B. Kim Hagar - Poetic vision of the sky.
Shifting Gears - by Lin Nielsen Cochran - On Mars, an angry girl attempts the most challenging mountain bike ride in the Solar System, Mons Olympus.