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Cream of the Cool

A good quest is a like a swamp full of monsters: you never know what's going to come out of it.

Once again, we gather the odder parts of the space-time continuum in a motley collection of tales we like to call the E2 SciFiQuest! All science fictional stories, poems, essays, and predictions are accepted. In the spirit of providing an inclusive environment, fairies, ghosts, mages, and gods are also welcome. Reviews and explanations of science-fictional concepts will be accepted, but …

Thanks for your messages. They do help, even if I sound like a despaired fuck when replying.

I almost snapped explaining mom that it's actually common for companies to just ghost you after sending in your resume. "These days---I said---if I get an actual rejection email it's a miracle". I wish to avoid waking up to more ghosted applications, and to a few rejections every day.

I shouldn't snap at her, I know that she asks out of love and out of genuine…

I was recently asked to introduce a local academic to the homeless community for a book he's writing. Some examples are as follows:

Water gangs have multipled during the plague, small groups of black boys aged 13-17 who claim a highway exit ramp to sell bottles at $2 apiece. Some of them are strapped (a necessity when operating in cash). Not all of them had a meal that day.  I hand out canned ravioli and milk packs, wondering if anyone at DFCS figures them into the childhood hunger…

So fun fact: getting any kind of family history out of my dad is like pulling teeth.

I know all about my Mom's side of the family -- Grandpa in the Danish military, grandma's family in Ireland, how Ellis Island changed great grandpa's name from Faxholm to Olson, and then how he didn't like the spelling and changed it again to something else--…