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Featured December 25, 2018

Renee Carter Hall

The Gingerbread Reindeer

Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 316 views

Fantasy anthropomorphic christmas holidays animals

As Christmas draws to a close, enjoy a tale where Santa‘s reindeer moonlight as defenders of the universe, and a child‘s gingerbread cookie holds unexpected powers. West Virginia based author Renee Carter Hall has published numerous books and short stories, and specializes in fantasy and science fiction for adults who never quite grew up.

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Hygge Christmas morning

Featured December 20, 2018

Yaroslav Barsukov

Memory is a Rumor

Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 7 likes · 324 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

Years ago, Dr. Startsev pioneered a personality grafting procedure to “enhance” a patient’s character with more desirable traits. But now, he has just thirty minutes to convince his patients not to go through with it. Author Yaroslav Barsukov lives and writes in Vienna by way of Moscow.


Featured December 13, 2018

Paul Alex Gray

Celebrity Management and Global Brand Representation Proposal for Medusa

Dec 7, 2018 · 933 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 522 views


Whether through sponsored hashtags online or meticulously-engineered celebrity comebacks on TV, you'll recognize the brave new world of personal branding in Paul Alex Gray's sharp piece of satire: an advertising proposal aimed at Medusa. Paul's work has appeared in many fine venues, including Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

Designer leaning over table

Featured December 5, 2018

James Van Pelt

The Stars Underfoot

Dec 2, 2018 · 2,994 words (11 minutes) · 5 likes · 295 views

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.

Crack me up.

Featured November 28, 2018

Grayson Bray Morris

To Save Fragile Things from the Pounding of Heavy Ages

Nov 27, 2018 · 1,752 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes · 85 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Political

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 · 591 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Snarky Lolcats

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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