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Laura Anne Gilman

Speculative fiction. Sometimes dark, occasionally slipstream. 100 words to 100,000.

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Laura Anne Gilman’s work has been hailed as “a true American myth” by NPR, and praised for her “deft plotting and first-class characters” by Publishers Weekly. She has won the Endeavor Award for THE COLD EYE, and been shortlisted for a Nebula, (another) Endeavor, and a Washington State Book Award. Her novels include the Locus-bestselling weird western Devil’s West trilogy, the Cosa Nostradamus urban fantasy series, and the Vineart War trilogy, and the story collections WEST WINDS’ FOOL and DARKLY HUMAN. Under the name L.A. Kornetsky, she wrote the "Gin & Tonic" mystery series, and as Anna Leonard, paranormal romances.

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First Dance

Published Sep 8, 2019 · 2,368 words (9 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical revenge Magical Realism coming of age

A young woman faces her past, and the angel who cost her everything.

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Poison Garden

Published Aug 11, 2019 · 372 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 2 views

Fantasy Horror dark fantasy flash fiction

Be careful what you're thinking, when you work with growing things....

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lost in the wilderness

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Don't Toot Your Horn

Published Aug 11, 2019 · 3,095 words (12 minutes) · 160 views

Horror dark fantasy music jazz

In a world you can only find through sleepless exhaustion, everything you ever dreamed of is yours. For a price.

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If you walk down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan at night around the holidays, you are there to see the high-end stores’ window displays. This scene, one of many in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, shows a woman conducting madness of music around her in what seems to be an all-too-fitting metaphor to close out twenty seventeen.

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The River Always Wins

Published Jun 28, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 3 views

Fantasy friendship urban fantasy New York City club scene

I was never a club kid, but I had friends who were, and the stories they told made me both thankful it wasn't my scene, and sorry I'd missed out. And with the passing of so many legendary NYC music clubs, when I was asked to write something for THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY, I knew exactly where my story would be set...

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(poem) Mother's Day

Published Jun 28, 2019 · 46 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 154 views

poetry

There is a pain that can't really be explained unless it's to someone who has also been there...

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You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)

Published May 9, 2019 · 2,466 words (9 minutes) · 3 likes · 291 views

Fantasy supernatural urban fantasy New York City

In New York City, oddness is just a way of life. Most people don't even blink, no matter how weird the day gets. But some days, the weirdness won't be denied. Or: How the world of the Cosa Nostradamus looks from the outside.

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Dusted

Published Apr 13, 2019 · 6,949 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 308 views

Fantasy Mystery urban fantasy cosa nostradamus implied sexual elements (not explicit)

A teenaged girl. An underground fairyland. And a not-quite-human PI who specializes in missing children....

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Catseye

Published Apr 7, 2019 · 788 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 318 views

Fantasy Magical Realism magic cats flash fiction short fiction familiars

Originally published in the anthology FAMILIARS, edited by Denise Little, it was born out of hearing a man say that he would never date a woman who owned a cat....

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