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They couldn't be serious, Morrow thought, could not possibly be...but then the Major allowed the squid to slip from his fingers and into his mouth. Miss Twickenham stifled a horrified gasp. Morrow’s heart quickened its beating. Surely, there had been some sleight of hand in the Major’s actions. What he had witnessed was impossible, and he wondered just how strongly the professor’s tobacco had been tinctured with laudanum.

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Read “Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping” by Geoffrey Maloney, in Issue #64

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Geoffrey Maloney lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife and three daughters. He has had over one hundred short stories published in magazines and anthologies in the UK, USA, Australia, and Ireland. Tales from the Crypto-System, published by Prime Books in 2003, collects the best of his stories from the 1990s. His most recent stories, "Insecta in Camera," "Through a Scanner Darkly," and "Things that Dead People Do" have appeared in Aurealis, Australia's longest running F/SF magazine. His next story, "The Dunce's Castle," will appear in issue 40 of Albedo One.

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