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Amy Sisson

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Amy Sisson is a writer, reviewer, librarian, and crazy cat lady currently living in Houston, Texas. In addition to reading and writing, her interests include attending the ballet and opera, studying German and Spanish, crafting, and cataloging books. Her reviews and a complete list of her fiction publications appear at www.amysisson.com.

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My Eyes Molly Brown

Mar 13, 2019 · 4,071 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 67 views

Science Fiction education fraud guide animals miniature horses visually impaired persons near-future

I started writing this near-future SF story about the privilege of wealth and education fraud sometime before 2002, and it was first published in 2015 in a charity anthology to benefit an animal shelter. When I wrote it, I wanted to give it a more human -- and animal -- touch, so it also features a miniature guide horse named Molly. Which really is a thing.

Gheddo
The Lion Tamer's Sock

Feb 18, 2019 · 841 words (4 minutes) · 52 views

Fantasy Humor lions circuses

This was the first of three stories I wrote based on paintings by the late artist James Christensen, the other two being "On Not Noticing a Bear" and "Ménagerie in Motion" (also available here at Curious Fictions). Christensen's whimsical style captures my imagination (Google him!), and I couldn't help but imagine some stories to go along with his art.

Ghost in a Bottle

Jan 6, 2019 · 1,534 words (6 minutes) · 74 views

Humor ghost stories

You can buy a lot of strange things at the county fair, but can you really buy a ghost in a bottle? Here's one guy who says you can!

Two men cheers
The Inevitability of Goodbye

Oct 5, 2018 · 223 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 132 views

Literary Fiction

This short vignette marks, symbolically, a fairly recent paradigm shift in my life.

To cut a long story short I was swimming and suddenly decided to take a photo. why? because when I was swimming I could see the beauty of the black sea with nice clouds and though I’ve to save this moment. So, I took my iPhone from the beach, went into the sea, open the camera and took the photo and here it is what it turned out.
When Sidekicks Fight Back

Sep 13, 2018 · 1,982 words (8 minutes) · 174 views

Humor Satire

When new guys keep materializing at a poker game being held ... somewhere ..., the group realizes they all have a certain cocky, grinning friend in common.

All in
On Not Noticing a Bear

Aug 5, 2018 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 182 views

Fantasy Humor

What to do when a bear simply . . . attaches itself to you? This story was inspired by a James C. Christensen painting,

Lonely Bear
Dressing Mr. Featherbottom

Jul 11, 2018 · 2,444 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 251 views

Science Fiction Love steampunk Robots secret love

When AnnaBella Frostwich insists on dressing her robotic companion, Mr. Featherbottom, in the latest fashions, her mother doesn't know what to think!

urbex factory

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Patriot Girls

May 14, 2018 · 2,987 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 486 views

Science Fiction unjustified war

Now that she's sixteen, Margie has the right to do what's right for her country ... right

America
Places We Call Home

Apr 23, 2018 · 7,887 words (29 minutes) · 245 views

Science Fiction

When Bronwyn realizes that Faren is suffering from neeranji, an alien form of homesickness, she must ask herself what she is willing to sacrifice to help her only sister.

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Dear Editor

Apr 23, 2018 · 314 words (2 minutes) · 244 views

Horror Humor Satire

A concerned citizen expresses his doubts about a certain demonic practice that has had . . . unintended consequences.