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Aidan Moher

A gamut of science fiction and fantasy that focuses on themes of family, love, and identity.

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Aidan Moher is the Hugo Award-winning founder of A Dribble of Ink, author of “On the Phone with Goblins” and “The Penelope Qingdom”, and a regular contributor to Tor.com and the Barnes & Noble SF&F Blog. Aidan lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and daughter, but you can most easily find him on Twitter at @adribbleofink.

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The Colour of the Sky on the Day the World Ended

Published May 2, 2019 · 673 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 91 views

Fantasy post-apocalpytic Magical Realism apocalyptic flash fiction Badass Women Young Protagonist

A young girl and her dog search their ash-covered island for treasure in the days following the world's end.

I poured the layered acrylic paint into a couple of separate paddles and let them melt.

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Grandmother Kills Massive River Drake After It Ate Her Goat

Published Feb 28, 2019 · 637 words (3 minutes) · 3 likes · 457 views

Fantasy Humor epic fantasy Older Protagonists Big Magic Dragons Badass Women Valkyrie

When a river drake eats her goat, this grandma grabs her spear, and rediscovers the thrill of magic in her quest for vengeance.

On my way back from work I had to stand for over an hour to capture the thunder strike.

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Youngblood

Published Feb 1, 2019 · 5,238 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 376 views

Fantasy Science Fiction aliens Family Action Dinosaurs! Jurassic Park meets LOST

When Youngblood's island is invaded by, she must gather her friends, courage, and wits to survive—and the dinosaurs are the least of her problems. "Youngblood" is LOST meets Jurassic Park fuelled by the Dead Kennedys.

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The Dinosaur Graveyard

Published Jan 7, 2019 · 1,409 words (6 minutes) · 2 likes · 456 views

Science Fiction Love Family Growing up Dinosaurs! Robots Letting go

A shattered dinosaur, a heartbroken child, and a mother's love coalesce in this touching story about family, loss, and growing up.

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Tide of Shadows

Published Apr 23, 2018 · 4,257 words (16 minutes) · 474 views

Science Fiction aliens space opera Military SF Family Action

"We weren't alone. Just blind to our neighbours." His home destroyed, his family dead, Sligh travels across the galaxy to seek revenge for for a planet washed away by a tide of shadows.

Milky Way at Sumba Island

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On the Phone with Goblins

Published Feb 16, 2018 · 9,370 words (35 minutes) · 1441 views

Fantasy Humor Mystery Wizards Retired Wizards Harry Potter Meets the Golden Girls Goblins Older Protagonists time travel Sentient Books Family Boomball

Two wizards investigate a goblin-run phone scheme running amok at their retirement home in this mashup of Harry Potter and the Golden Girls.

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The Penelope Qingdom

Published Nov 8, 2017 · 5,781 words (22 minutes) · 2 likes · 1260 views

Fantasy Love British Columbia Ultimo Bomb Family Boy Meets Girl Growing up Dungeons & Dragons Young Love Canada

What would *you* do if you found out your neighbour had a kingdom of living toys in their basement? "The Penelope Qingdom" is an ode to the '80s, D&D, and first love. For fans of Stranger Things and Ken Liu's "The Paper Menagerie."

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