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The Whortleberry Press anthology "Fifty Flashes", which includes my short story "Decisions" is now available via Lulu:

www.lulu.com/shop/jean-goldstr…

My third accepted short story, "Decisions", will soon be published in Whortleberry Press' upcoming anthology, "Fifty Flashes".  This is an anthology of 50 pieces of Science Fiction and Fantasy flash fiction, each no longer than 500 words.  Considering this story features a character I've been working on for two years, I'm pretty excited.  Here are the front and back covers of the anthology:

 

Watch my profile, and Whortleberry Press' website ( whortleberrypress.com/ )  for details on the anthology's release date.
Got my third short story acceptance yesterday.  More details will follow as publication draws closer.  
Bones of steel,
Veins of wires,
Heart a battery,
Skin of plastic,
It never breathes.
Cold, they say.
Machine, they say.

But it feels:
Fear and Relief
Pain and Pleasure
Sorrow and Joy
Loss and Love.
Programming, they say.
Nothing, they say.

Which is it?
Illusion or Emotion?
Programming or Choice?
Machine or Being?
Is it alive?
No, they say.
Yes, it thinks.
Alive?
A poem inspired by the question "would true AIs qualify as people?"
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Downpour falls over
A muddy, bloody battlefield
While the dying weep.
The Whortleberry Press anthology "Fifty Flashes", which includes my short story "Decisions" is now available via Lulu:

www.lulu.com/shop/jean-goldstr…

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Austin Worley
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A writer of speculative fiction and poetry.
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:iconmissmaddox:
MissMaddox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :la:
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Legio-X Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016   Writer
Thanks!
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Akyura44 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student General Artist
You seem like a cool guy from your comments :la: 
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madnessmountains Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
We need the natioal socialism the liberals fund cigarettes.
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Legio-X Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016   Writer
Are you drunk, friend?  Or does this have some meaning I'm not aware of?  
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madnessmountains Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
youtu.be/RGZy7wPgQWw                  Soon..
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yazackak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Student Writer
Nice word scribbles bro.
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ReclusiveChicken Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are one smart guy. Ever heard of Baudrillard and Nietzsche?
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joedunphy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this comment you lefy in the forums, in which you said

"Honestly, it's almost impossible to tell the trolls from the legit crazies, particularly here."

Quite understood. Looking back at my own comment, I guess in the social cue free environment of an Internet forum, it could seem a lot snarkier than it was intended to be. I hope I didn't leave you with the impression that I was trying to make fun of you. If anything, I was expressing my annoyance with the well self-named goddamnitbobby, some of whose best work can be seen here and giving you a warning.

No good can come of attempting a dialog with this person.
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