Susan Forest

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Susan Forest is a Three-time Prix Aurora Award finalist and a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her novel (Bursts of Fire), the first in a seven-volume YA epic fantasy series, the Addicted to Heaven Saga, will be out in 2019 from Laksa Media, followed by Flights of Marigolds. Her collection of short fiction, Immunity to Strange Tales, was published by Five Rivers Publishing. She has published over 25 short stories which have appeared Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and OnSPEC Magazine, among others. Susan has co-edited three anthologies (Aurora-winning Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Shades Within Us) on social issue-related themes with Lucas K. Law. Susan is the past Secretary for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Visit her website:

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Published Jul 31, 2018 · 2,408 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 243 views

Science Fiction

Civilization has overtaken the land masses of Earth. Every metal has been mined, every fuel burned, every resource used. The exploding human race must cannibalize its own structures in order to make one last, desperate attempt to survive. Notable Online Story finalist in 2010 for the Storysouth Million Writers’ Award.


The Director's Cut

Published Jul 1, 2018 · 3,611 words (14 minutes) · 327 views

Horror Literary Fiction

Film producer Lasha feels imprisoned in her world of reality, make believe, hallucination and the occult. Only a mysterious director seems to have the key to set her free. But her freedom is Jim’s hell.


The Right Chemistry

Published Jun 21, 2018 · 1,391 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 343 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction

Two oxygen atoms attend a cocktail party with explosive results.


Playing Games

Published May 12, 2018 · 1,529 words (6 minutes) · 304 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

In a disturbing world not unlike “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Zekielina will do anything to escape her mother’s endless renovations and cuddly bunny games. Flight to the Easter Bunny’s warren and the Tooth Fairy’s castle only result the loss of the tip of her middle finger. But when Zekielina searches for Santa’s elves, she soon discovers she is no longer “Playing Games.”



Published Mar 13, 2018 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 298 views

Science Fiction

Moons in systems off the beaten track are never first on anyone’s list to receive supplies. But when the mining colony on 403 Station is hit by a lethal disease, Trine has to make hard decisions about who will receive the medicine, and who must try to recover on their own. When her daughter becomes ill, her choices become harder.


To Go Home to Leal

Published Mar 13, 2018 · 6,228 words (23 minutes) · 361 views


Kaul — a boy on the brink of manhood — is torn in two when his alternately loving and abusive father is turned into a crippled beggar. Can a wizard who deals with demons help Kaul bring his father home to the healing country of Leal?



Published Mar 13, 2018 · 4,605 words (17 minutes) · 362 views

Humor Science Fiction

Two time machine inventors become famous when they send small objects back in time; but the real breakthrough will come when they can send a sentient being to the past – and retrieve him to the present. Finalist for the 2009 Aurora Awards.