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Odyssey Lecture Series No. 1

September 10, 2019

The Last Dragon

July 10, 2019

Call for Proposals: Odyssey Lecture Series

June 10, 2019

“How long has she had the fever?” asked Doctor Martin Ray as he stepped into his son-in-law’s house.

After Alex closed the door behind him, he said, “F...

An Extinguished Flame

April 30, 2019

Margo's Lament

April 23, 2019

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July 10, 2019

Duval adjusted the jute strap of his pack, continuing through the damp moss of the woods. A rather violent storm had blown through the night before, and he was now taking it upon himself to assess the damage of the wood. His leather boots squelched in the mud as he ret...

April 30, 2019

“How long has she had the fever?” asked Doctor Martin Ray as he stepped into his son-in-law’s house.

After Alex closed the door behind him, he said, “For about four days. I keep trying to give her medicine, but she refuses it every time,” Martin gave him a solemn nod an...

Erin Pait, author of We Were Here, won 3rd place in the Odyssey Magazine Art & Literary Contest 2018 and 1st place for her short fiction piece at the Florida College System Publication Association annual awards ceremony. Her winner piece is reprinted here. 

We Were Here...

Thank you to Noah Fraser, my brother.

     The city of Trachis was built at the meeting of two rivers, one which flowed to the green sea and one which flowed to the gulfs between the stars.  The galleys which floated the latter river were diverse in their craftsman...

By the anemic light of Phobos, I followed my rival’s spoor.  


Master had hewn him for some minor transgression a handful of years before, and so he dragged his left foot as he walked.  He seemed to be running now.  The tracks were deep and erratic; Aemilius had divined...

October 4, 2017

One of this year's new contest categories is flash fiction. As I've been supervising the submissions that come in, I've heard time and again that students didn't know what flash fiction was. I want to do a quick explanation to encourage students to enter this category....

February 24, 2017

As I sit here in the dark waiting for what is about to happen, I start to think. I am being abused; not being used for the purpose my master made me. He made me to be a tool to people, to help them with difficult tasks. To help them cut something that is too hard for t...

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