By Scott Wilson
Professor Hutmacher pressed the commence button on his holographic lecture theatre control panel. This was his first lecture or at least first one where he was running it, at VUOT – Virtual University of Technology.
“Welcome class,” he said to the three hundred holographic images forming in his office. “I hope you had a good semester break and are ready for a new year of university.”
No response came from the student’s.
“Can you hear me okay?”
The control panel lit up, indicating to Hutmacher that the students could hear him. He pressed a sequence of buttons, then the sound of all the students voices thundered in his office. He quickly pressed another sequence of buttons until the sound lowered to an acceptable level.
“Sorry about that,” Hutmacher said. “I am still getting used to this system. I think I have it sorted out now. Can you hear me clearly?”
The control panel lit up again, indicating there was still some major problem.
“Okay, one at a time,” he said.
He selected a hologram at random and touched it gently.
“What seems to be the problem, Mary?”
“That is exactly the problem,” the student replied. “You’ve selected Mary to answer, but somehow you’ve downloaded my psyche into Mary’s body. I’m Charlie Weinberg.”
The Fringe is open to submissions of poetry, flash fiction and short stories of any genre. Stories accepted will be published online in our Ezine and also in the monthly pdf magazine.
We are also open to submissions from artists for inclusion in the magazine.
Submissions should be in RTF format or in the body of the email. Send email submissions only to firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently we only offer payment for one story selected as the feature story in the monthly pdf magazine only. The successful author will be contacted to organise payment via paypal for a $5AUD payment. Authors of other accepted stories published on the webzine and in the pdf copy will receive a copy of the pdf version of the mag the story appears in.
We are open to unpublished and previously published stories up to 40,000 words in length.
About The Fringe Magazine
Here at The Fringe Magazine we publish Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry in all genres and reviews of books, roleplay games, music and movies.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.?xml:namespace>From surveys we've conducted, our readers are like most people and enjoy reading all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
With over 350 readers visiting our site each day, we listen to the voice of the masses and try and procure books in all genres to review. To date, we have reviewed over 600 books, including; non-fiction reference, music, art, photography, gardening, cooking, Self Help, architecture, design, biographies and roleplay games.
We also review fiction in all genres; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Horror, Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Western. We also publish Author Interviews, Paintings, Sketches, Art Work, Art Work by Susie Wilson, and non-fiction articles. The only thing you won't find at The Fringe Magazine is a bad review, if we don't like something, we won't put up a review at all.
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