Fiction

CARTOONS FOR RICH KIDS by Mike Marble

March 24, 2014
CARTOONS FOR RICH KIDS by Mike Marble

Teri and Sheri glided like perfect androids. Through the trees of a small slum forest, they slithered over hissing grass. Gnarled oaks and sharp pines arced around a ramshackle two-story house, leaving its paint-peeling front exposed to the street like the belly of a calico kitten.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION by William Masters

March 20, 2014

“Don’t be too fast to mock,” she said with the composed smile of someone about to reveal something confidential. “There is a story that goes with this orchid. Just sit back, enjoy your drink and listen.”
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GETTIN’ SCHOOLED (Part I) by Rick Deitrick

September 3, 2013

MR. LIPPY: Thank you for once again pointing out the obvious, Monica, you little freak. Children. Thanks to Monica here, I’ve just had a most wonderful idea and I’m certain you will want to thank her, each in your own way, at some later date. Though you may not be...
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SPACE ALIENS ON MAPLE LAKE by Bill Cutler

May 18, 2013
SPACE ALIENS ON MAPLE LAKE by Bill Cutler

"Never seen anything like it. Somebody puts up a house overnight and nobody sees hide nor hair of them.” Tom picked up his hand and arranged the cards. He rubbed the two-day stubble on his face. “Suspicious, if you ask me.” ...
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HINDSIGHT by William Masters

May 15, 2013

"I have faith that you will continue to beguile other people, but I trust you no further than I could throw you from that expensive chair in which you sit so comfortably ensconced.”
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IF IT STINKS IT MUST BE SPRING by Rick Deitrick

February 6, 2013

Students, teachers, and fellow citizens, I want you to know that all proceeds from today’s carnival shall go to purchasing a full-service bar for which the PTA President has so long wished. No more Thunderbird and Popov hangovers, eh Mrs. Frawley? With improvement comes change, but Dr. Nemoy has assured me that the new bar...
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ETIQUETTE by William Masters

February 5, 2013

I tried to stop looking at my watch. I pictured a police car with siren on, clearing the way for the elevator company’s emergency response vehicle (“ERV”). I was sitting on the elevator floor and imagined the ERV had collided with a California Street cable car stopped by a car stalled on the cable...
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THE MARRIAGE FORMULA by William Masters

November 26, 2012

At first, even the mirrors in her own house didn't recognize her reflection. The baby couldn't remember her. Her friends of a lifetime hardly hid their surprise (nor masked their envy) at her transformation. However, her husband instantly recognized her as soon as she arrived, unannounced, and embraced her with a depth of feeling...
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The Woman Who Believed In Fairies by Jeanne Gulbranson

July 5, 2011
The Woman Who Believed In Fairies by Jeanne Gulbranson

In just a couple of months, the shelves were full, and fairies started showing up everywhere—on top of the TV, hanging from the ceiling fans, sitting on the kitchen counters. Sheila spent her whole paychecks on fairies! She tried to deny it, but she stopped chipping in for groceries, and when I’d...
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I And Loretta Take A Trip: Time Traveling With The Rensaliers Of Renselaer County

March 21, 2011

I don’t understand how any of this time travel stuff works. I just like to do it so that history (which I like) doesn’t get screwed up. But I mostly do it so that I can take my wife Loretta (who I love) somewhere interesting now and then other than the Odd Fellows Hall...
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Editor’s Ramblings

New Look, Same Magazine

In the immortal words of the Brady kids:

When it's time to change, then it’s time to change
Don't fight the tide, come along for the ride, don't you see
When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange
Who you are into what you're gonna be

With the help of writer and webmaster Ian Shane, we have given ourselves a makeover. It was surprisingly easy and relatively painless. On the inside, we are still the same magazine. On the outside, we are slightly more fabulous.

Praxis takes pride in featuring established and up-and-coming writers. We are always looking for new material and fresh voices. Check out our submission guidelines to get an idea of the kind of work we are looking for, and peruse our stories to get a feel for what we like.

We update our content regularly, so read voraciously and check back often.

Cheers!

Andie Ryan
Editor