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Featured November 17, 2017

Gary Gibson


Oct 31, 2017 · 7,935 words (29 minutes) · 4 likes

Science Fiction Strange

Ever since Joel’s mother and fiancé died, he’s been obsessed with drawing maps of the utopia he’d imagined as a child. But what happens when strangers around the world start to recognize it? Enjoy a longer read this weekend by Gary Gibson, a science fiction novelist with several books out by Tor UK, and be sure to tip if you like it!


Featured November 9, 2017

Kate Heartfield

The Semaphore Society

Sep 19, 2017 · 2,989 words (11 minutes) · 7 likes

Science Fiction

The talented Kate Heartfield of Ottawa, Canada brings us “The Semaphore Society,” a story with something for everyone: near-future technology, a new written language born of need and creativity, suspense, and perhaps the most relatable feeling of all... social anxiety on the internet. Give it a read!


Featured November 2, 2017

Benjamin C. Kinney

The First Confirmed Case of Non-Corporeal Recursion: Patient Anita R.

Sep 17, 2017 · 3,443 words (13 minutes) · 5 likes


We have one more ghost story to share with you before we say goodbye to Halloween. This one may make you wonder: who says we can't change our fate after death? Benjamin C. Kinney is a writer and neuroscientist who loves to explore the intersection of science and faith, and the human and inhuman mind, and it sure shows in this story. Give it a read! If you like it, leave a tip, comment, or share with friends.

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Featured October 27, 2017

Laura Pearlman

Why I Hate Zombie Unicorns

Sep 18, 2017 · 1,651 words (7 minutes) · 5 likes

Horror Humor Strange

It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s time for a story to crawl under your skin. Though the title may say zombie unicorns, this story is one part humorous, two parts creepy, and three parts haunting (can zombies haunt?). Laura Pearlman, purveyor of bad ideas and excellent vocabulary, lives in California with two cats and no unicorns. Note: this story contains disturbing themes and may not be appropriate for younger readers.


Featured October 19, 2017

Karlo Yeager Rodríguez

Every Orphan Child to a Good Home Should Go

Oct 10, 2017 · 928 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes

Fantasy Humor

Familiar tales are not always what they seem. Enjoy a different spin on wicked stepparents with this week's story, “Every Orphan Child to a Good Home Should Go,” by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Karlo now lives and writes in Baltimore, Maryland.


Featured October 12, 2017

Helena Bell


Sep 18, 2017 · 1,822 words (7 minutes) · 3 likes

Science Fiction

Our story this week comes with razor-sharp teeth. The Nebula-nominated “Robot,” by Helena Bell, bends genres with skin-chilling ease: it’s not often we notice Southern Gothic elements in our science fiction (or vice versa?). Helena, also a certified cave diver and former SCUBA instructor, lives and writes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’re lucky to have several of her stories available on Curious Fictions. Give it a read, and tell us what you think.

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