Laura Blackwell

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Laura Blackwell's stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Nightmare, PseudoPod, Syntax & Salt, and 2015 Locus Recommended and 2016 World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows. She is Shimmer's final copy editor.

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Featured April 11, 2019


The Posthumous Novel of Edward L. Heard

Published Apr 8, 2019 · 2,200 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 266 views

Fantasy unequal bargains life after death fandom

Becca has found a way to bring her favorite author back from the dead to finish the series that left her hanging...but it's the hardest bargain of her life.

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The Eternal Goodnight

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 1,005 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 11 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Strange classic picture book weird goodnight moon

We all want to be lost in a good book, but Nobody has spent decades trapped in one they don't like very much.


Moon and Memory

Published Dec 20, 2018 · 9,179 words (34 minutes) · 13 views

Fantasy boarding school girl power planetary magic

14-year-old Diana and her friends, all heirs to sorcerous bloodlines, call on the power of heavenly bodies to use their unique magics. They must leave the safe confines of 1950 and their Swiss boarding school—traveling through time and space, fact and fiction—to track down the sinister plot that threatens to end one of these bloodlines forever.


Porcelain Skin

Published Dec 10, 2018 · 2,162 words (8 minutes) · 11 views

Fantasy Love Strange Older Protagonists georgia ballet

Ruth is living out her retirement alone, and she feels the aloneness all the more when she receives a music box that belonged to a loved one...until she steps into the world the music box opens for her.


The One Thing I Can Never Tell Julie

Published Oct 24, 2018 · 3,972 words (15 minutes) · 3 likes · 23 views

Fantasy Horror Strange friendship Monsters hidden in plain sight yarn

Nicole and Julie have been friends for years, and they seem inseparable...but when a strange presence invades their knitting group, everything starts to change.