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Claire Humphrey's first novel, Spells of Blood and Kin, won the 2017 Sunburst Award. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex, Crossed Genres, Fantasy Magazine, Podcastle and many other places. Her short story ''Bleaker Collegiate Presents an All-Female Production of Waiting for Godot'' appeared in the Lambda Award-nominated collection Beyond Binary, and her short story "The Witch Of Tarup" was published in the critically acclaimed anthology Long Hidden. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Fuse Literary.

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Eldritch Brown Houses

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 3,133 words (12 minutes) · 69 views

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Paige works as a docent in a historical house in Salem. She's about to close up the house for the season and return to her lonely dorm for a Thanksgiving estranged from her family, when Maya Wu arrives: bristly, familiar, and convinced that there's magic somewhere here if only she can find it.

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Number One Draft Pick

Published Sep 14, 2019 · 6,805 words (25 minutes) · 123 views

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Toronto hasn't won the Stanley Cup in 97 years, but newest star Ty Arthur could give the city some hope...if he can stay healthy enough to play hockey. His seizure disorder needs monitoring by a service dog whose trainer, Reshma, is the best in the business. Reshma has to protect Ty's privacy, even from his own team, and protect his health, even though Ty wants more than anything to play every game.

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Good People

Published Aug 15, 2019 · 5,061 words (19 minutes) · 146 views

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If you've ever wondered what I was doing before I started writing speculative fiction, now you can find out. This was one of my earliest stories, written when I was still in school. If you knew me then? This isn't how it happened.

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Crew 255

Published Aug 8, 2019 · 4,464 words (17 minutes) · 140 views

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An airship disaster levels Toronto. Emiliana, one of the Portuguese workers brought in to help rebuild the city, has to make her rooming house a home, and her crew a family.

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Lilac Season

Published Jul 19, 2019 · 4,727 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 132 views

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A small town, a wedding. A young woman grieving a tragic accident. A man who might not be one of the groomsmen. A glass of rare wine.

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A Brief Light

Published Jul 11, 2019 · 4,040 words (15 minutes) · 245 views

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Lauren's house is haunted. Lauren gets away from it by planning to have an affair with Jo, a woman who's much more present than Lauren's chilly, work-obsessed husband. But more and more hauntings appear, and the living have to wonder what the dead are trying to tell them.

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Haunts

Published Jul 7, 2019 · 5,270 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 396 views

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Alekra was one of the finest duelists in the business before an injury ended her career. Now, she'll do whatever it takes to keep her old academy—and its ghosts—alive. Author Claire Humphrey’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex, Crossed Genres, and more, and her first novel, Spells of Blood and Kin, won the 2017 Sunburst Award.

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Yellowcat

Published Sep 5, 2018 · 3,226 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 581 views

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