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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Angel of Death

Aug 28, 2018 · 4,424 words (17 minutes)

Science Fiction

Joe’s mutation, a set of extended shoulder blades fitted with honed razors, give him the cock-boxing nickname “Angel of Death.” But mutant cock-boxers can’t challenge “cleans” — until Joe’s untouched track record becomes an embarrassment to the world champion.


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

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

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

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

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

Humor Satire Science Fiction

Two oxygen atoms attend a cocktail party with explosive results.

Playing Games

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

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.”


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

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.