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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 2,517 words (10 minutes)

Literary Fiction Family siblings death coping twins

Clumsy, messy Nick and his twin Annie owe their mother one last act: a professional, studio portrait of themselves in clean clothes that fit, so they have a record of looking nice "for once". But can doing something that comes unnaturally ever be an authentic act of love?

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Tim McDaniel

Hop and Hop with Gleepglop-Geep! A Bedtime Reader

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 1,904 words (7 minutes) · 11 views

Humor Science Fiction Life lessons Growing up Comedy children comedy-horror Bedside Reader

Gleepglop-Geep learns valuable life lessons as she begins to grow up -- lessons about sibling rivalry, defeating Mother, and taking her place in society.

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C.L. Holland

A Celebration in Blue Silk

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 5,207 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy time travel female protagonist

Allegra is a war bride, married to the man who conquered her family's lands and slaughtered those she loved. Now, twelve years later, a loyal retainer offers hopes for revenge - but it will cost Allegra everything.

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Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️
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Edward Ashton

Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 10 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love loss regret

Sometimes I write my hopes. Sometimes I write my fears. This story is one of the latter.

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S. N. Arly

Non-Binding

Updated Oct 11, 2019 · 1,268 words (5 minutes) · 43 views

Fantasy magic Mythological creatures Angst with a happy ending

Adric is a teen vampire living in the Midwest. When things go wrong at home, he moves in with family and tries to put himself back together. With the help of a Romani girl with an unusual magic, he just might be able to restore his balance and sense of self.

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This trip was interesting because my sleeping arrangement didn’t workout, so for a week I slept on a random dorm mattress, and used my camera bag as a pillow.
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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 66 views

Fantasy Horror Sorrow Monsters father and son Grief magic fatherhood Family loss parenting tragedy memory obsession death

Originally published in the March 2019 issue of Apex Magazine (issue 118), it's a flash piece about a father's obsessive and insatiable grief over the loss of his son, and where his grief takes him as he's unable to move beyond it.

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Holly Lyn Walrath

Does Publishing Short Stories Matter?

Published Oct 10, 2019 · 2,464 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 1 view

writing writing process Nonfiction Publishing Publishing Short Stories SFWA

Why writing short fiction matters, the economics of writing, leaning into your oddness.

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David Perlmutter

New Publication

Published Oct 10, 2019 · 11 words (1 minute) · 10 views

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James Van Pelt

Classroom of the Living Dead

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 575 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 37 views

Fantasy Horror zombies teaching high school

Apocalypses, like politics, are all local, and who you are will give you a different experience of the end of the world than anyone else.

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You never know when you will come across a zombie. It could even be while you are eating avocado on toast in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
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Elizabeth Hopkinson

The Legend of the Bradford Boar

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 75 views

Classic Fantasy Historical retelling Yorkshire myths and legends local legend

Discover the Yorkshire legend of the Bradford Boar, retold by Elizabeth Hopkinson. A fearsome boar guards the well. Can anyone defefat it?

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