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Featured October 25, 2019

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Vanessa Fogg

Wild Ones

Published Oct 25, 2019 · 2,421 words (9 minutes) · 10 likes · 471 views

Fantasy The Fae Faerieland the Wild Hunt Mothers and daughters Autumn

Most adults say they don’t remember their younger days of breathless freedom with the Wild Hunt. But one woman has never forgotten, and now she fears she’ll lose her own daughter to their pull. Confronting the Queen of the Hunt, however, may lead to a choice she hadn’t bargained for.

Don’t miss this haunting story by the always poetic Vanessa Fogg, fiction and medical writer based in western Michigan. Her work has appeared in Liminal Stories, The Future Fire, Metaphorosis, and many more.

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Featured October 18, 2019

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James Van Pelt

In Memoriam

Published Oct 16, 2019 · 3,089 words (12 minutes) · 5 likes · 318 views

Fantasy Romance halloween ghost cemetery

Death is just a small detour when you’ve been together as long as Esther and Thomas have. In the meantime, cemeteries speak their own language, if you take the time to listen. Get ready for Halloween with this (kinder, gentler) ghost story by James Van Pelt, finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell awards, and veteran English teacher. 

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Featured October 11, 2019

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Megan Lee Beals

The Late Mr. Folsom's Luminosity Shop

Published Oct 5, 2019 · 2,993 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 407 views

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A junior clerk at the Ministry of the Unknown, Oren is charged with rooting out magic whenever he finds it. But when Mr. Folsom dies and a portrait of his long-lost daughter comes to life (and is summarily accused of tax evasion), Oren must decide who he truly fights for.Megan Lee Beals works in a bookstore by day and on her writing by night. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and the Cast of Wonders podcast.

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Featured October 4, 2019

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Matthew Hughes

Ten Half-Pennies

Published Oct 1, 2019 · 7,499 words (28 minutes) · 5 likes · 399 views

Fantasy Baldemar wizard Dying Earth

Baldemar’s path to becoming a wizard’s henchman was not exactly linear, but it was inevitable from the day he hired a local tough to help fend off grammar school bullies. Luckily, Baldemar is a fast learner⁠—and he never forgets his debts.

Matthew Hughes’s path as a writer has taken him from journalism to speechwriting to SFF and suspense fiction. Born in Liverpool, he’s been in Canada for sixty-five years, and has been shortlisted for the Nebula, Aurora, Philip K. Dick awards, and many others.

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Featured September 27, 2019

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Alex Isle

Candle to the Devil

Published Sep 26, 2019 · 5,687 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 561 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Historical

In the far-flung space colony of New Ceres, everyone is stuck in the past, but no one is willing to talk about it. When Mary Bennet and Professor Moriarty arrive, anachronisms in a time machine, they become embroiled with the local criminal element as they seek to discover what happened to Earth. Australian author Alex Isle has received the Aurealis and Ditmar awards, and published many short stories, as well as a YA fantasy novel called Scale of Dragon, Tooth of Wolf.

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Featured September 20, 2019

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Grayson Bray Morris

The Gifted Sommelier

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 873 words (4 minutes) · 8 likes · 292 views

Fantasy death wine

An undead sommelier’s job never ends, finding and serving the vintages that help the dead pass on to the other side. But one mystery eludes him: the identity of the proprietor of the hotel of the dead. Can he help her find peace after centuries in purgatory?

Author Grayson Bray Morris lives in the Netherlands, and her work has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and more.

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Featured November 1, 2019

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Maria Haskins

Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 780 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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Featured September 13, 2019

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Ephiny Gale

Little Freedoms

Published Sep 7, 2019 · 4,942 words (18 minutes) · 7 likes · 576 views

Fantasy Science Fiction futuristic prison competition

In a dystopian prison, eight women known only by the small comforts they most miss from home (Chocolate, Music, Flowers, Cigarettes, Hot Chips, Internet, Guns, and Privacy) compete for their freedom in a series of cryptic challenges.

Author and playwright Ephiny Gale lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has published more than two dozen short stories and novelettes in Aurealis, Daily Science Fiction, Syntax & Salt, and many more.

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Featured September 6, 2019

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H.L. Fullerton

Art's Chair

Published Sep 5, 2019 · 2,957 words (11 minutes) · 3 likes · 360 views

Fantasy Camelot Modern-Day Knights Swords

After a few centuries of trial and error, Guinevere and Arthur (now known as Gwen and Art) live unassuming lives in the suburbs—and Gwen will do whatever it takes to keep Art away from errant swords and knights of the round. Author H.L. Fullerton writes speculative fiction, and has work in Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and more.

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Featured August 30, 2019

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Marlee Jane Ward

Phasing In, Phasing Out

Published Aug 29, 2019 · 4,065 words (15 minutes) · 4 likes · 354 views

Science Fiction time travel

When Diana starts to phase-shift every time she daydreams, she’s taken off assignment and sent to a hospital for time travelers with the chain-smoking faux-French Fabienne. After a lifetime of avoiding the present, she’ll need to decide if she can embrace the here-and-now.

Author Marlee Jane Ward hails from Melbourne, and her work has appeared in Terraform, Apex, The Sockdolager, and many more.

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