C.L. Holland

C.L. Holland writes fantasy and science fiction.

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C.L. Holland is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy, and has been published in magazines and anthologies such as Daily Science Fiction, Cats in Space, and most recently Nature. She has a BA in English with Creative Writing, and MA in English, and likes to learn things for fun. When not working or writing she can be found making jewellery and reading about history, folklore, or whatever her current obsession is.

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Ode to My Dark Lady

Published May 14, 2019 · 109 words (1 minute) · 96 views

Humor Literary Fiction Satire cats poetry Shakespeare parody

This poem was written in a workshop on parodying Shakespeare. The cat in question is still, seven years later, just as terrible.

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Kylo Ren

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The Owl and Great Cthulhu

Published May 12, 2019 · 307 words (2 minutes) · 62 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Satire poetry Lovecraft parody Humor nonsense verse edward lear

H.P. Lovecraft meets Edward Lear.

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From Rome with love and my eyes in the sky… for all Unsplash Community

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The Message

Published May 7, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 90 views

Fantasy Family dark fantasy flash flash fiction

Trying to win approval, Odeled offers to deliver a message to his father's enemies. But at what cost?

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Your Past Life Interferes With My Very Important Studies

Published May 1, 2019 · 625 words (3 minutes) · 80 views

Fantasy Humor flash Shakespeare past lives

A story told entirely through the medium of notes on the fridge.

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The Noise

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 707 words (3 minutes) · 145 views

Horror Strange dark fantasy numbers stations russia flash secrets

Prompted by the ramblings of a numbers station, Svetlana searches for her brother on an abandoned military base.

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Lost Places

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Beauty Sleeping

Published Feb 26, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 137 views

Fantasy Romance retelling fairy tale lgbt+ flash

In this fairy tale retelling, Prince Tristan searches for the truth hidden behind the wall of roses.

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The Girl with the Clockwork Heart

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 664 words (3 minutes) · 278 views

Fantasy fairy tale clockwork flash

In this fairy tale, a girl learns what it means to live with a clockwork heart.

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Priceless Timepiece

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And a Cup of Good Cheer

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 0 words (0 minutes) · 176 views

Fantasy Horror christmas dark fantasy audio flash flash fiction

Santa's sick of Christmas too - but the elves are the ones in charge.

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The Inspection

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 889 words (4 minutes) · 100 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange Family weird fiction flash

Things haven't been right in town since the explosion in the chemical plant. The Inspectors seem to know what's going on, but they're not telling.

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The Silver Spoon

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 0 words (0 minutes) · 192 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Magical Realism Family christmas Humor flash

It's Christmas, and everyone's found something to moan about.

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Christmas ornaments