Support authors and read unlimited stories every month:Subscribe Now
Featured December 25, 2018
Dec 4, 2018 · 3,067 words (12 minutes) · 3 likes · 316 views
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.
Featured December 20, 2018
Dec 18, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 7 likes · 324 views
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
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.
Featured December 5, 2018
Dec 2, 2018 · 2,994 words (11 minutes) · 5 likes · 295 views
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
Nov 27, 2018 · 1,752 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes · 85 views
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
Nov 17, 2018 · 1,339 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 591 views
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.