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In all, we received more than 750 submissions to our 3 Minute Futures flash fiction contest. Here are just a few of our favorites, in no particular order. Great big, scifi thanks to everyone who sent in a story!
Social networking takes a dark turn in this story by J.M. Perkins.
Michelle Clay brings us a story that gives new meaning to the idea of locally sourced food.
Jedediah Berry imagines a future where science can unlock buried thoughts.
What would you do to make sure someone you love gets a quality education? Students become walking brands in this story by Kelsi Evans.
A typical commute turns interesting in David Tigner's story about autonomous cars.
Restaurants serve food and feelings in this story by Nathan Witkin.
A researcher stumbles on a key to rapid evolution in this story by Jeff Bauer.
Ryan DeCurtidor brings us this story of a couple breaking up during a mass exodus from Earth.
What happens when war becomes just another video game? Lido Giovacchini tells a story of futuristic combat.
How do you preserve reality in a virtual world? David Fielding tells us in this story about a tribunal tasked with that responsibility.
Gadgets become companions in this story by Margery Harrison.
A dinner party takes a turn for the worse in this story by Andrew Graff.
A couple tries to stave off aging in this story by Richard Pumilia.
Humans become walking advertisements in Carter Lee's tale of sponsorship run amok.
Rebecca A. Demarest brings us this story of flight in a remote island community.