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Mari Ness

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Mari Ness believes in reading, traveling and consuming chocolate in dubiously high quantities. Her work has appeared in Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Uncanny, Daily Science Fiction, Apex, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Unlikely Story, and more. She can be followed on Twitter at mari_ness, or at her blog at marikness.wordpress.com. She lives in central Florida.

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End of Time

Published Jul 9, 2021 · 1,327 words (5 minutes) · 47 views

Fantasy death Magic realism picnics at the end of time magic portals

They find themselves at the End of Time. They want a picnic. And meaning. Before they step through.

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Twelve Days of Dragons

Published Dec 24, 2020 · 2,248 words (9 minutes) · 224 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Magical Realism christmas Dragons 12 Days of Christmas

A story of loneliness, Christmas, and dragons.

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Huntsman

Published Sep 25, 2020 · 4,980 words (19 minutes) · 259 views

Fantasy fairy tales

A retelling of "The Twelve Huntsmen," originally collected by the Brothers Grimm, about a princess, the prince that abandoned her, the girls who now wear her face, and a clockwork lion.

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Choking on Red Flowers

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 6,973 words (26 minutes) · 5 likes · 501 views

Fantasy Romance contemporary fantasy Slight horror slight romance what happens to dreams after we like where do they go I dreams

At first he thinks the grey girl who appears every night is just a strange dream. But when dream-violence turns to real-life danger, he realizes he’ll need to find out what she wants from him—before it’s too late.

Author Mari Ness lives in central Florida, and her work has appeared in Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Uncanny, and many other fine publications.

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A Convenient Removal

Published Aug 13, 2020 · 3,388 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 269 views

Fantasy Humor contemporary fantasy Slightly morbid humor

An offer to get rid of an inconvenient spouse with complete discretion. Magical - or just a scam?

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The Agreement

Published Dec 20, 2017 · 890 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 785 views

Fantasy Horror

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