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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

Published Mar 13, 2019 · 4,071 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 237 views

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

I started writing this near-future SF story about education fraud and the privilege of wealth sometime before 2002. I wanted the story to have a more human (and animal) touch, though, so it also features a miniature guide horse named Molly. Which really is a thing.

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The Lion Tamer's Sock

Published Feb 18, 2019 · 841 words (4 minutes) · 196 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.

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Ghost in a Bottle

Published Jan 6, 2019 · 1,534 words (6 minutes) · 235 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!

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Two men cheers

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The Inevitability of Goodbye

Published Oct 5, 2018 · 223 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 293 views

Literary Fiction

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

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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.

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When Sidekicks Fight Back

Published Sep 13, 2018 · 1,982 words (8 minutes) · 332 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.

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All in

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On Not Noticing a Bear

Published Aug 5, 2018 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 336 views

Fantasy Humor

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

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Lonely Bear

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Dressing Mr. Featherbottom

Published Jul 11, 2018 · 2,444 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 452 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!

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urbex factory
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Patriot Girls

Published May 14, 2018 · 2,987 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 675 views

Science Fiction unjustified war

Through the eyes of a young “Patriot Girl,” darker truths about a world nominally consumed by duty and family values come to light. Author Amy Sisson not only writes short stories and edits books, she can also help you locate any title in the stacks.

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America

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Places We Call Home

Published Apr 23, 2018 · 7,887 words (29 minutes) · 407 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

Published Apr 23, 2018 · 314 words (2 minutes) · 405 views

Horror Humor Satire

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

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