Letter From The Editor - Issue 56 - April 2017

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Issue 6
Stories
Night of Falling Stars
by Steven Savile
Great Mother, Great Father
by William Saxton
The Price of Love
by Alan Schoolcraft
A Spear Through the Heart
by Cherith Baldry
From the Ender Saga
Ender's Stocking
by Orson Scott Card
Tales for the Young and Unafraid
Lost and Found
by David Lubar
This is Only a Test
by David Lubar
InterGalactic Medicine Show Interviews

Writing Fantasy

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This is Only a Test
    by David Lubar
This is Only a Test
Artwork by Lance Card

Kyle shifted his body slightly, which was no easy task, considering the assortment of casts and bandages that covered him like some sort of grade-school science-fair mummy. He groaned. Then he grinned. At least, the expression that appeared on the visible portions of his lips came close to resembling a grin.

"What?" I asked, looking up from the copy of Sports Illustrated I'd been reading. I'd brought the magazine for Kyle when I'd come to visit him. Well, I hadn't brought it far -- I'd picked it up at the hospital gift shop. But it was the thought that counted. I'd almost gotten him Car and Driver, but I'd figured, given his recent experience, that wouldn't have been a very good idea.

"I just realized something," he said.

"Don't try to ride a bicycle on a busy highway?" It was a reasonable guess. That's what had gotten Kyle here in the first place.

"Nope." He shook his head -- as much as anything could shake when it was wrapped in so much gauze and plaster. "I realized that piece of wisdom yesterday when I woke up in this fine little bed and breakfast. No, here's what just came into my semi-functioning brain. Do you know the six scariest words in the world?"

"There will be a test tomorrow?"

Another head shake. "No. Forget school. I'm talking real scary. I'm talking Biblical."

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