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Kyle Aisteach

Final Voices

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 459 words (2 minutes) · 175 views

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I think every writer has tried to write the "dialogue-only" story (especially those of us who love old-time radio). They tell us it never works. We call the effect "voices in the dark." But, for some stories, all that's left are voices in the dark...

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Featured August 2, 2019

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James Van Pelt

The Last of the O-Forms

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 6,295 words (23 minutes) · 5 likes · 386 views

Horror Science Fiction dystopian mutation

Dr. Trevin’s Traveling Zoological Extravaganza raked in the cash in the early days of the DNA-mutating plague—it was even featured in Newsweek! But now that mutated animals roam every city and town, Trevin and Caprice (a preternaturally smart 12-year-old) will need to resort to more desperate measures to stay relevant.

This Nebula-finalist story originally appeared in Asimov’s in 2004. Author James Van Pelt, an English teacher turned full-time writer, has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Campbell awards, and published dozens of short stories and novels.

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So… My mother and I were walking around the zoo and we decided to stop and chat with this ape. It was amazing!, the ape appears to understand what my mother says. They touched hands and all that human/animal love… and when I touch just the shoulder of my mom to tell her that we must be going home, the animal start throwing dust at me and yelling. It was hilarious.
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H.L. Fullerton

A Stripe Called Spot

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 471 words (2 minutes) · 106 views

Literary Fiction second person POV Spots and stripes tattersall madras deadlifted smiles

Chitchat is a mystery you’ll never unravel.

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H.L. Fullerton

"When Are You Wearing?" Is Out Now in Capricious's Latest Issue

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 224 words (1 minute) · 93 views

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Second Person Point of View stories written (and published) by me

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Charlotte Platt

Another Round

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 4,111 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes · 509 views

Mystery crime alcohol whisky

Nel is a bartender, so she’s heard more than her fair share of tall tales and sob stories. But one gloomy Tuesday evening, a patron’s tale of intrigue and murder sends her evening in an unusual direction. Author Charlotte Platt lives in the far north of Scotland, and posts speculative fiction and horror on Curious Fictions every fortnight.

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My dad and I like whisky. So we drank a Lagavulin 16 year old whisky which has great peted taste.
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The Space Roads

Updated Jul 30, 2019 · 10,169 words (37 minutes) · 1 like · 1922 views

Horror Humor Science Fiction salvage lgbtq+ space battle space opera rebellion Military SF aliens archaeology future history lesbian empire exploration revolution diplomacy starship nonbinary

Ever want to explore interstellar space? In these loosely interconnected stories, you're the main character. Explore the vast unknown!

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

Signor Pietro's Pigeon

Published Jul 30, 2019 · 2,950 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

Historical coming of age 18th century prizewinning Yorkshire

A young boy learns a lesson when he tries to secure his pigeon fame and fortune at the grand opening of Halifax Piece Hall in 1779. Shortlisted in the HWA/Dorothy Dunnet Short Story Competition 2017.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

Thinking Outside the Box

Published Jul 30, 2019 · 917 words (4 minutes) · 113 views

Historical prizewinning true story 19th century black history

Inspired by a true story. In antebellum Virginia, Henry Brown mailed himself to freedom in a box. But now that he repeats his feat in venues around the world as a conjuring trick, will he ever be free. Second prize winner in the Swanwick Writers' Summer School short story competition, in association with Writing Magazine, 2017.

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Wendy Nikel

I Am Fire; I Am Tears

Published Jul 29, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 132 views

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A dragon living under a curse stalks the princess who stole her throne.

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When I made a barbecue, I saw how a tree burns up and decided to take photo of it.