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Featured September 5, 2018

Laurence Moroney

The (De) Construction of Hu Yin Chao: Chapter 1

Aug 1, 2018 · 2,049 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 798 views

Science Fiction

We’re excited to share a new kind of story for you this week! Laurence Moroney is serializing his experimental hyperlinked novel on Curious Fictions, imagining the near-future dawn of artificial intelligence. Read the first 4 chapters today, and follow him to get notified about new updates.

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Featured August 28, 2018

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Esthely Blue

Aug 24, 2018 · 4,457 words (17 minutes) · 5 likes · 379 views

Fantasy

In “Esthely Blue,” a woman’s body begins to flicker out of existence before her very eyes. She seeks her own answers, even as well-intentioned loved ones press their own ideas about how to live upon her. Mary Anne Mohanraj is the award-winning author of short story collection Bodies in Motion, founder of Hugo-nominated Strange Horizons, and contributor to Roxane Gay's essay series Unruly Bodies, among many other publications. Note: explicit sexual content.

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Featured August 21, 2018

Marie Vibbert

The Time Mechanic

Aug 3, 2018 · 4,060 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 671 views

Humor Science Fiction Historical

A hapless tourist with a malfunctioning time machine has no choice but to beg help from Holly, a Prohibition-era mechanic in Dogleg Lick, Kentucky. Don’t miss this exuberant story by Marie Vibbert: 20-time published author, rollercoaster enthusiast, and former member of the Cleveland Fusion women’s football team.

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Featured August 14, 2018

Corie Ralston

Quantum Entanglement

Aug 8, 2018 · 4,182 words (16 minutes) · 9 likes · 390 views

Science Fiction

When nothing is certain, anything is possible. Two sisters on different life paths spin further from each other at every crossroads—but physicist Judith has a chance to change that. San Francisco Bay Area-based author Corie Ralston is a scientist at a synchrotron, where she studies proteins using x-rays.

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Featured August 7, 2018

A.C. Wise

Final Girl Theory

Aug 4, 2018 · 4,767 words (18 minutes) · 6 likes · 689 views

Horror

An obsessive fan of a cult-status horror film tracks down the star decades later, and learns more than he expected. A disturbing tale about a disturbing tale, and an exploration into the complicated relationship between artist, story, and fan, “Final Girl Theory” will keep you thinking long after it’s over. In addition to collections of short stories and a forthcoming novella, A.C. Wise also contributes nonfiction columns to Apex and Book Smugglers, drawing particular attention to women and non-binary writers.

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Featured July 31, 2018

Wendy Nikel

The Six Hundred Universes of Jenny Zars

Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 611 views

Humor Science Fiction

In a thousand different universes, the possibilities to remake your life might as well be endless. Wendy Nikel, crack author and tea aficionado, creates beautifully-constructed, gem-like short stories. Read fifteen of them on Curious Fictions.

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