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. She also writes poetry under the name Lucy Gabriel. https://curiousfictions.com/authors/612-lucy-gabriel

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Essence

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 487 words (2 minutes) · 184 views

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A meta piece about writing.

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The Reflection of Memory

Published Jul 12, 2019 · 9,939 words (37 minutes)

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When Calony wakes up in the middle of a snowstorm, she has no idea where she is or how she got there. The shapeshifter Kestrin and wanderer Yaphen go with her on a journey to find out the secrets of her past. Answers which, in the end, may not be entirely welcome.

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The Owl and Great Cthulhu

Published May 12, 2019 · 193 words (1 minute) · 399 views

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H.P. Lovecraft meets Edward Lear.

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The Message

Published May 7, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 367 views

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

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Beauty Sleeping

Published Feb 26, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 507 views

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

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Answers

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 839 words (4 minutes) · 551 views

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Two years after banishing the gods of chaos, humanity starts to realise the price.

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On the Penitents' Road

Published Mar 17, 2018 · 957 words (4 minutes) · 465 views

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What happens when a father and daughter meet on opposing sides of a war between humans and their augmented kin?

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A Primary Function

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 760 words (3 minutes) · 570 views

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On humanity's lengthy journey into the unknown, androids are in charge of the entertainment.

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Beyond the Gate

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 966 words (4 minutes) · 509 views

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Cast out, Fennix must learn to live in exile. If he can.

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The Marsh Lights

Published Mar 10, 2018 · 846 words (4 minutes) · 904 views

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A grandmother remembers the dangers of racing through the marshes,

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