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Story of the Week: February 20

Unraveling

By K.G. Anderson

Fantasy Strange

2841 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes

Ellie’s eccentric great-aunts have lived in the rickety old lake house as long as she can remember. But today, she’s going to find out the secrets it holds. Seattle-based author K.G. Anderson’s career spans journalism, high tech, and now fiction. She served as chair of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and her work has appeared in many publications, including the Aurora Award-winning anthology Second Contacts.

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Featured February 20, 2019

K.G. Anderson

Unraveling

Feb 7, 2019 · 2,841 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 112 views

Fantasy Strange

Ellie’s eccentric great-aunts have lived in the rickety old lake house as long as she can remember. But today, she’s going to find out the secrets it holds. Seattle-based author K.G. Anderson’s career spans journalism, high tech, and now fiction. She served as chair of the Clarion West Writers Workshop, and her work has appeared in many publications, including the Aurora Award-winning anthology Second Contacts.

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Featured February 13, 2019

Fonda Lee

Universal Print

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,467 words (13 minutes) · 10 likes · 232 views

Science Fiction

Stranded on a backwater planet during an illicit drug run, two hapless smugglers come up with far-fetched schemes for getting home—or taking advantage of the situation. Multi-time novelist Fonda Lee’s work has won the World Fantasy and Aurora Awards, and been nominated for the Nebula, Andre Norton, and Locus Awards. Her series “The Green Bone Saga” continues in summer 2019 with “Jade War.” Follow her on Curious Fictions to read bonus content from her books and occasional short fiction.

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Featured February 6, 2019

John Wiswell

Wet

Feb 6, 2019 · 2,146 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 428 views

Fantasy Horror Humor Strange

Immortal beings are uniquely well-suited to careers in hostage negotiation and search-and-rescue work — but befriending a child ghost with her own secrets is a much harder job. Don’t miss this eerie and touching story by John Wiswell, a New York-based author whose work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Pseudopod, and more.

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Featured January 30, 2019

Grayson Bray Morris

Brightcheeks and Brokenhand

Jan 28, 2019 · 7,004 words (26 minutes) · 4 likes · 198 views

Fantasy

Conscripted into preparing sacrificial virgins for the town’s local dragon, Din the alchemist has never been much of a hero. But when Cal the aspiring dragonslayer shows up with a harebrained scheme to infiltrate the dragon’s lair, he may not have a choice. Don’t miss this never-before-published story by Grayson Bray Morris.

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Featured January 23, 2019

LaShawn M. Wanak

21 Steps to Enlightenment (Minus One)

Jan 19, 2019 · 3,835 words (14 minutes) · 8 likes · 261 views

Fantasy

Spiral staircases appear at random and bestow bursts of insight upon those who climb to the top. But where does that insight truly come from? LaShawn Wanak combines the surreal with the all-too-real in this memorable story. LaShawn lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, and Podcastle, and she reviews books for Lightspeed Magazine.

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Featured January 16, 2019

Curtis C. Chen

Somebody's Daughter

Jan 15, 2019 · 13,367 words (49 minutes) · 4 likes · 252 views

Mystery Science Fiction

Detective Jake Lanosky is rarely moved these days—not since the death of his wife—but when a cloned girl at death’s doorstep turns up and insists she’s his daughter, he’s thrown into the investigation of a lifetime. Author Curtis C. Chen writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO was a finalist for both the Locus and Endeavour awards, and its sequel KANGAROO TOO is now available from Macmillan.

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