• Venom Part 1

    The Sting of Death Agatha Christy’s knowledge of poisons is impeccable. If you read any of her novels, you are guaranteed poison as the weapon of choice. Arsenic. Cyanide. Strychnine. Nightshade. The victim’s symptoms eerily accurate do the administered dose of choice. Find the source, you find your killer. Perhaps...

  • 2022 Updates!

    Hello all of you beautiful people! So, 2021 came and went like an unwanted llama that stumbled into your house. Noisy when it arrived, bucked you in the gut just when you thought you calmed it down, and then spat at you on the way out. Now, we begin 2022...

  • Science in Fantasy, Part 2

    It’s very easy to claim dragons aren’t real when you’re safe on your couch holding a nice warm cup of peppermint tea while finishing your vanilla biscuit and examining the naturalist sketches that surely, SURELY could only be from the imagination of a lonely field biologist. It’s much harder to...

  • Science in Fantasy, Part 1

    Brielle frantically dabbed the tip of her pen on her tongue and went over her math again. If she was about a thousand meters away, her firebolt, when cast at a thirty-degree angle, would require a velocity of about 120 meters per second. But, she had to take into account...

  • Medusa Staring Contest

    A snap behind a nearby tree catches her attention. The figure, scaled and fanged, lowers her most recent catch, a field mouse, from her lips. Another, tentative snap. It sounded too big to be a fox. Too small for a stag. Unlikely to be another gorgon; they don’t move through...

  • Vaccines- Part 2

    “With this vaccine, we shall cure the disease!” “Er… actually, vaccines don’t ‘cure’ things, they are preventative-” “With just a single dose, everyone will be immune to the virus!” “Sooooo, it may take more than one dose depending on the nature of the virus-” “We will become invincible!” *“Actually, with...

  • Vaccines- Part 1

    “I got the vaccine!” “Awesome! That’s amazing! I’m still waiting to get my dose!” “Yeah! I can’t wait until I get superpowers!” “…Wait, what?” “You know: the RNA vaccine goes in, changes your DNA, and then there’s a chance you could get a super gene!” “It… doesn’t do that.” “BEHOLD!...

  • If You Eat A Mermaid...

    ”If you eat a mermaid, is it cannibalism?” ”Doesn’t it depend on which part you ate?” ”What? No! Just because you ate the part that ‘looked fishy’ doesn’t mean you didn’t eat a mermaid! You have to determine if eating any portion of the mermaid is cannibalistic!” ”Then the next...