by Mickey Hunt
The guest speaker paused to survey his audience one final time. There was a professor or two, and scattered throughout the cavernous lecture hall were probably three dozen students—both undergraduate and graduate.
Dr. Gimbel’s audiences were growing smaller and they didn’t laugh at the jokes anymore. People were losing interest in his subject. Thankfully, it was his last appearance on this particular university tour...
Guest Lecture (855 words) was first published in July, 2012 on the website of the speculative fiction magazine Residential Aliens, but for some reason they took the story down. I updated it and it was accepted as a reprint at the Literary Hatchet (Issue #12) and published on August 16, 2015. The 300 page magazine is available free as a download, or $14 for a hard copy. You can find more information at the link above or HERE. The artwork is cool.
Lastly, you can easily find and read it RIGHT HERE.