Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction seems to engender extreme reactions in people of either love or hate.
On the back of the success of the Twilight series, we have seen a rush on other paranormal stories.
Science fiction story. A near fatal injury leads to stunning transformation. Full text of the story is available at: http://www.hypersonictales.com/hypersonic2/index.php?slab=phase-six
Speculative fiction story about sewage. Full text of story at: http://www.hypersonictales.com/hypersonic2/index.php?slab=up-to-my-neck-in-it