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Featured February 6, 2019

John Wiswell

Wet

Feb 6, 2019 · 2,146 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 499 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 · 242 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 · 294 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 · 309 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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Featured January 9, 2019

Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 8 likes · 486 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

They’ve been hidden away in hospitals and boot camps because they’re not “good girls,” but maybe they aren’t girls at all. Author Shira Lipkin’s work has appeared in Salon, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among others, and has been recognized by the Million Writers and Rhysling Awards. Shira also co-edits Liminality, a magazine of speculative poetry.

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Featured January 3, 2019

Barbara Krasnoff

First Class

Jan 1, 2019 · 6,276 words (23 minutes) · 2 likes · 271 views

Science Fiction

After decades of playing it safe, Naomi throws caution to the wind and books the interplanetary trip of a lifetime. But when an evacuation alarm sounds after dinner service, she gets far more of a trip than she bargained for. Nebula-nominated Barbara Krasnoff is a freelance tech writer and author of over 30 speculative fiction stories. Her mosaic novel of interconnected works debuts from Mythic Delirium in July 2019.

A red light lit bivouac is seen under a starry night on top of Grigna Meridionale mount, Italy.

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