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Henry Szabranski

She Is Chosen

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 4,637 words (17 minutes) · 71 views

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James Van Pelt

The Invisible Empire

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 7,760 words (29 minutes) · 2 likes · 110 views

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Here's a story of Colorado gold mining in the late 1800s, racism and Cthulhu in equal measure. There are men who are monsters, and then there are monsters.

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Alex Isle

About "Last Lesson." A story of the Nightside.

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 569 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 63 views

Background to the story "The Last Lesson" about future climate change causing the city of Perth to be abandoned.

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Maria Haskins

The Unicorn

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 220 views

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A girl and a unicorn.

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Al Marsiglia

VIRGINIA

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 3,797 words (14 minutes) · 94 views

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George Graham discovers you must be very careful what or who you wish for!

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KJ Kabza

The Flight Stone

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 70 views

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Half-starved orphans like Calife have two choices in life: stay on the streets of Hark and die, or become a child soldier for the Harkish Army and ride airhorses, which can't take flight with anything heavier than stunted children on their backs. Calife has no desire to return to the streets, but she won't stay small forever. What lengths will she go to in order to keep riding?

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Susan Forest

For a Rich Man to Enter

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 8,526 words (32 minutes) · 93 views

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How is life valued? When the planet reaches twelve billion, Mandira must decide whether the 1% with the money to escape Earth, or those whose personal values support the needs of the many over the needs of the few, deserve to be protected. When the results of her choice could trigger war on Mercury, her decision becomes even more complex. Nominated for the 2019 Prix Aurora Award.

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Featured June 13, 2019

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Holly Caelum Heisey

Possibilities of a Quantum Soul

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 1,008 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 343 views

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A human being with a quantum soul contains many possible lives and identities. If you unmake one of those lives, is it theft, murder, or none of the above? Dari struggles to find the woman responsible and reclaim their own identity.

Holly Heisey is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer whose work has appeared in Escape Pod, Transcendent 2, F&SF, SciFutures, and more. They generously make many of their #ownvoices stories available under a Creative Commons license, and share a roundup of all their LGBTQIA work on Curious Fictions here.

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Featured June 7, 2019

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A.C. Wise

Matthew, Waiting

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 3,395 words (13 minutes) · 8 likes · 1205 views

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The world after The Change isn't the way Matthew remembers it, but then, his memory isn't what it used to be these days. All he knows now is that the makeshift orphanage he presides over has many Annes, but he's looking for the right one. Enjoy this post-apocalyptic tale inspired by an unusual source: Anne of Green Gables.

Author A.C. Wise's work has appeared in Tor.com, Apex Magazine, and the Year's Best Horror and Science Fiction anthologies. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella forthcoming from Broken Eye Books.

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Stephen R. Stanley

On Her Time

Published Jun 5, 2019 · 2,042 words (8 minutes)

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A stressful job. Her only relief is running, wherever she is, on her time. When does the stress become unbearable and running the only escape?

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