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R. K. Duncan writes about fairies, ghosts, and melancholy from a ramshackle apartment in Philadelphia, supported by an inflated ego and his saintly fiancee. In the absence of the expected cats, he lavishes his attention on cast-iron cookware and expensive German knives. Before writing, he studied Linguistics and Philosophy at Haverford college. He wanted to be a wizard when he grew up, and this has not changed.

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The Thirty-Eight-Hundred Bone Coat

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 8,408 words (31 minutes) · 35 views

Fantasy Family bones diving money anxiety

Navid is a bone-diver, and he will risk body and soul in the black river for a chance to lift his family to wealth and security beyond their trade.

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Medium Matters

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 2,360 words (9 minutes) · 80 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Freelancing ghosts seance stalking Law stuff

Marrissa Matters, medium, advises a correspondent about the dangers and best ways to deal with posthumous harassment.

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Set square near a laptop

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Farewell Concert at the World's End

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 3,474 words (13 minutes) · 100 views

Fantasy Horror Historical Enthusiasts halloween ghosts weird masks folk music

Luther is going to be a real Enthusiast someday, no matter how many people he has to kill and add to his guitar.

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Lightning

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The Boy Who Loved Drowning

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 4,232 words (16 minutes) · 92 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery

All Bit has in the world is Master Kal and learning to be diviner, but the voices in the dark water tell him things they shouldn't.

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On Falcon's Wings

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 5,984 words (22 minutes) · 70 views

Fantasy Romance demons gods feelings

Alssia and Idris must venture into the Demon Wastes to capture a new god for the city, but will she lose him again, forever this time, when he binds himself to the new god?

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Extreme Desert Hike

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The Best Busker in the World

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 1,653 words (7 minutes) · 735 views

Classic Fantasy Mystery Strange

Be careful who you listen too. Don't look for anything too long.

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Salt Town

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 4,223 words (16 minutes) · 345 views

Fantasy Horror

A witch must cross into the city that hates witches to help the authorities deal with a greater evil.

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Incursion

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 4,647 words (17 minutes) · 445 views

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction Strange mythos

An investigator reconstructs an unspeakable event from the testimony of a truly unpleasant witness.

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