Short Fiction

The Geometry of Near

July 15, 2004

It’s nobody’s fault. Honest. It’s just how it is. The future came earlier than expected. They kicked it around for years but never knew what they had. By the time they realized what it was, it was already broken. Broken open, I should say. Even then, looking at the pieces of the egg and wondering […]

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Break, Memory

July 11, 2004

The story was subsequently accepted by Timber Creek Review but then not printed because it had appeared in some form somewhere, and it was reprinted by Bewildering Stories and included in their “best of” quarterly collection. I wrote this story not long after a good friend, Clint Brooks, who had a distingished career with the […]

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Species, Lost in Apple-eating Time

January 1, 2000

by Richard Thieme [This is a pretty straightforward story about the emergence of successively higher structures of perception and understanding by all sentient creatures throughout the known Universe … which takes us to the edge of the Unknown Universe.  Just as genes create proteins and proteins create cells, then cells somehow organize into organisms, and […]

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Dancing in the Air

May 8, 1999

[Published in 1999 in Ascent, a literary magazine. I should go through this and rewrite it. But don’t we often feel that way when we look at something from another time in our lives, written in a different style?] Dancing in the Air by Richard Thieme Thomas Ender did not know what to say. Dr. […]

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Pleasant Journey

November 1, 1963

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Pleasant Journey, by Richard F. Thieme This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at […]

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