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Featured December 5, 2018

James Van Pelt

The Stars Underfoot

Dec 2, 2018 · 2,994 words (11 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy Strange

Twelve-year-old Dustin plans to be the first to cross the lake’s thin ice this winter... but he doesn’t expect to find someone walking on the underside of it. A finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell awards, author James Van Pelt taught English for 37 years before becoming a full-time writer.


Featured November 28, 2018

Grayson Bray Morris

To Save Fragile Things from the Pounding of Heavy Ages (free)

Nov 27, 2018 · 1,752 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

Beth hosts a niche science show with a modest audience. When a representative from the National Office of Truth in Media (part of the president’s War on Misinformation) comes on board to help edit scripts, ratings soar. But she soon realizes this help isn’t what it seems, and might just have devastating consequences for her own family and the country. A mathematician by training and an assembly programmer in a previous career, author Grayson Bray Morris is now a translator and writer based in the Netherlands.


Featured November 21, 2018

Effie Seiberg

Just One More Kitten GIF

Nov 17, 2018 · 1,339 words (5 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Humor Satire

If you're looking forward to a day off and a lot of food, you'll definitely enjoy Effie Seiberg's ode to procrastination, kitten GIFs, and demonic possession in “Just One More Kitten GIF.” A talented author and satirist, Effie's fiction has appeared in an eclectic range of venues, including Lightspeed, Fireside Fiction, and PodCastle.

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Featured November 14, 2018

Katharine Dion

The Dependents - Chapter 4

Nov 13, 2018 · 1,069 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes

Literary Fiction

Featured story, meet featured chapter. We're excited to feature an excerpt from Katharine Dion's debut novel The Dependents, which was released earlier this year by Little, Brown. After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Take a peek at the featured chapter for a glimpse into their relationship and a book that TIME, Entertainment Weekly, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Brit + Co., all called one of the best books of the summer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Katharine is also a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Katharine's inspiration for this novel on Curious Fictions here.


Featured November 7, 2018

Premee Mohamed

You Write Funny Too

Nov 8, 2018 · 1,471 words (6 minutes) · 2 likes

We have something new for you today: the latest installment in Premee Mohamed's always-witty series of posts about the writing and submissions process. Read on as Premee explores the different ways authors write, and the sometimes dangerous locations authors write from (or put their house guests). Subscribe to Premee on Curious Fictions to get updates on her future posts.

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Featured October 31, 2018

Rachele Gabriel

Come to Daddy

Oct 26, 2018 · 3,191 words (12 minutes) · 7 likes

Fantasy Horror Strange

Get ready for an unsettling Halloween read by Rachele Gabriel. A young woman faces her demons when a gruesome creature comes to her corner of the desert and offers her her heart's desire. An accomplished horror writer in the short and serialized form, Rachele lives with three dogs and a parrot in a haunted house in southern California.

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