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Original Stories Published in 2019

By Nathan Susnik
Jan 9, 2020 · 219 words · 1 minute

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Art by Nathan Susnik.  

From the author: This is a short list of original stories that are free to read and eligible for awards this year.


Wow. I am absolutely blown away by the reception that my stories have received here and appreciate you reading. I will be updating Curious Fictions with more stories soon, but in the meantime here are links to two free-to-read stories that I really love.

Both stories were published in 2019 and are eligible for the Nebula and Hugo awards.

This is also my first year of eligibility for the Astounding Award.

Thanks again for reading, and enjoy the stories!

Into the Paddock 

Vogelsang — an operator of a live animal printer at a farm themed theme park — struggles against the pressures of debt, weird chickens, foul-mouthed coworkers, and international copyright law all while caring for their mother whose health is rapidly failing.

Short Story - 4785 words

Published 28 Nov 2019 by Escape Pod 

Listen or read on the Escape Pod website

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Tōhoku

Struggling from the grief of losing her parents in the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Ayumi finds a way back into normal life. 

Flash Fiction - 500 words

Published 12 Nov 2019 by PodCastle

Listen or read on the PodCastle website

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Nathan Susnik

Nathan writes stories that often swim the estuaries of tragedy and comedy.