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Edward Ashton

Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 77 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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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 174 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) · 46 views

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James Van Pelt

Classroom of the Living Dead

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 575 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 114 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) · 210 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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Charlotte Platt

Swimming Lessons

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 2,020 words (8 minutes) · 111 views

Fantasy Love Strange supernatural spooky soft

Lenny Graham has come back to Heartbreak Hotel (now The Deluxe) for his last intended trip. A chance conversation over tea and grief brings him new friends and surprising revelations.

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Barbara Krasnoff

About "The Memory of Touch"

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 167 words (1 minute) · 64 views

Science Fiction aliens birds

How I came to write the short story "A Memory of Touch"

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Barbara Krasnoff

The Memory of Touch

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 3,925 words (15 minutes) · 159 views

Science Fiction aliens trauma birds

Sometimes, surviving isn't enough.

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The summer night sky in Tuscany is something like this.
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Michael McCormick

Wounded Sky

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 16 words (1 minute) · 76 views

Literary Fiction poetry haiku-boo

Happy Halloween! This spooky little pseudo-haiku won me my first poetry award and has since been reprinted many times.

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