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Featured May 24, 2018

Jen Knox

The Glass City

2813 words (11 minutes) · 2 likes

Literary Fiction

Coming of age in a drought that dries up everything it touches in Ohio—conversation, camaraderie, and cookouts—author Jen Knox’s culinary protagonist contemplates the future of her home, her family, and her next meal in “The Glass City.” Jen Knox’s literary talents and breadth of work have earned her nominations for the Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Calvino prizes.

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Featured May 16, 2018

Tim McDaniel

Eavesdropper

1041 words (4 minutes) · 1 like

HumorScience Fiction

Do humans dream of holographic grass? Listen in on Gerardo's thoughts as he listens in on the conversations around him at the park. Featured in publications from Analog to Asimov's, author Tim McDaniel brings you a short story that raises questions about truth, fiction, and good old-fashioned eavesdropping.

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Featured May 9, 2018

Renee Carter Hall

Foam on the Sea

1200 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes

Fantasy

A creature of the salt, the sand, and the sea, a mysterious woman with mysterious scruples bargains for her life. Or, at least, for a fleeting feeling of home. Renee Carter Hall is an author of many talents, including turns as a novelist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and an expert in literary chiaroscuro.

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Featured May 2, 2018

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

The Daffodil Project

934 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes

Science Fiction

If an experimental venture to colonize Mars wishes to save money with a one-way trip and a population accustomed to close living quarters, it makes perfect sense to recruit from a nursing home. Doesn’t it? Author Sylvia Spruck Wrigley lives in Tallinn, Estonia, where she writes about plane crashes and Estonian air maidens. Her fiction has been nominated for a Nebula and translated into over a dozen languages.

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Featured April 22, 2018

Lynette Mejía

Now Watch as Belinda Unmakes the World

849 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes

Fantasy

A haunting, lovely story for your Friday reading, the title may seem to say it all, but the spaces between the words say so much more. Lynette Mejía writes from the wilds of southern Louisiana, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award. Give it a read.

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Featured April 15, 2018

Amy Sisson

Jackpot Time

3381 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes

Science Fiction

Find a little magic in Amy Sisson’s “Jackpot Time,” where a decrepit old slot machine gives out quarters that aren’t what they should be at the Lovelock Grand View Cafe.

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