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Edward Ashton

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Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as several dozen short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Fireside Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and Escape Pod.

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The Butterfly Effect

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 1,336 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 36 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Kielbasa time travel Nazis Elephants

This story includes Nazi elephants. If that doesn't hook you, I honestly don't know what will.

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Backup

Published May 30, 2019 · 3,574 words (13 minutes) · 85 views

Science Fiction Immortality

Imagine that when you go to sleep at night, you don’t just go to sleep. You die. You die, and when you wake up it’s someone completely different looking out from behind your eyes. Question: would that make any practical difference in your life? Is there any way you’d even be able to tell?

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Morning Sun

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 90 views

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You may not think it, but this is a story about hope.

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The Bird

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 3,412 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 162 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction

A story of love and loss and hard choices, and also a talking bird.

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Monsters

Published Nov 29, 2018 · 1,005 words (4 minutes) · 210 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love

At night, the monsters come. This is not a fantasy, really. It is not a faery tale. It does not have a happy ending.

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In the Land of Gods and Monsters

Published Sep 23, 2018 · 3,360 words (13 minutes) · 312 views

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Listen

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 874 words (4 minutes) · 367 views

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Featured July 24, 2018

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Vernal Fall

Published Jul 18, 2018 · 839 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 858 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction

Wait. Stop. Rewind. If technology allowed, how many times would you relive a tragic, pivotal moment in your life? What if you weren’t even there for it? Author Edward Ashton strikes again with this hair-raising piece of flash fiction.

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Bluejay

Published May 19, 2018 · 3,952 words (15 minutes) · 448 views

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Featured April 1, 2018

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Tessa

Published Mar 21, 2018 · 2,068 words (8 minutes) · 9 likes · 829 views

Science Fiction Love

We love Edward Ashton’s stories for the way they use faraway settings to expose the nature of the humans in them, whether good, bad, or anything in between. Read “Tessa,” a tale of love, loss, and what-ifs in an untethered ship cartwheeling through space.

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