A Full Moon Over a Desolate Plain

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A Full Moon Over a Desolate Plain

A Full Moon Over a Desolate Plain

Short Story by Thea Hutcheson

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The air on Colfax Avenue roils with the thick smell of sweet half-burnt gas coming off the finned behemoths rolling along this asphalt river. It carries the flotsam and jetsam of America toward a mythical land of dreams on the far side of the mountains to the west.

Unlike everyone else, Mike Ashford has no dreams. He does have an aching emptiness that he’s driven to fill by skimming the hopes of the steady stream of people headed for somewhere else.


Lois Tilton of Locus Magazine said Thea Hutcheson’s work “is sensual, fertile, with seed quickening on every page. Well done…” Her work has appeared in such places as Hot Blood XI, Fatal Attractions, where her story, “Not a Meat Puppet, a Magic Puppet”, garnered an Honorable Mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: 17th Annual Collection; Baen’s Universe Issue 4, Vol. 1, also reprinted in The Best of Jim Baen’s Universe; the Beauty and the Beast Issue of The Enchanted Conversation; Realms of Fantasy’s 100th issue; and in Fiction River’s Recycled Pulp anthology, where she wrote an epic fantasy novel in less than six thousand words. She has upcoming stories in Fiction River’s Haunted anthology and Pulse Pounders 3. She has the distinction of winning Apex Magazine’s 2013 Merry Christmas Flash Fiction Contest.