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Anthony W. Eichenlaub

One Final Walk in the Dust and the Rain

Published Feb 14, 2020 · 5,869 words (22 minutes) · 72 views

Science Fiction climate change cli-fi soil science plants

This is a story of love and loss in a desert that used to be the upper Mississippi where I lived. The location is a place I visited many, many times, particularly the place where the road winds up into the bluffs. It was the road to my grandma's house and my dad drove us up those hills in all kinds of dangerous conditions. I guess the memory of that place stuck with me, because here it is in a story.

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Max Wright

Last Entry

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 3,385 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 31 views

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A becalmed pirate ship. An outbreak of a mysterious plague. And a log that's building to a final entry.

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Jennifer R. Povey

A Star To Steer By

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 2,898 words (11 minutes) · 63 views

Science Fiction Analog artificial intelligence military Military SF Hard science fiction Analog magazine Military Science Fiction

This story was published in Analog in 2013, and tied for fourth place in that year's AnLab reader awards. It's about AI...but it's ultimately also about war.

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James Van Pelt

My Collection of Best Books on Writing

Published Feb 13, 2020 · 708 words (3 minutes) · 48 views

Writing advice Writing Books

I've been writing and teaching writing for several decades. Along the way I've found the books that told me the most about this interesting and complicated activity.

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Time to hit the books
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James Van Pelt

Lashawnda at the End

Published Feb 12, 2020 · 6,553 words (24 minutes) · 1 like · 85 views

Science Fiction Romance aging space exploration medicine Biology

Wherever we turn on Earth, life surprises and amazes us with complexity and cleverness. Surely when we find it on other planets, life will present itself in unexpected ways. Biologists Lashawnda and Spencer study the unusual plants on Papaver while their expedition fights to survive a catastrophe.

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Caren Gussoff Sumption

Cicada

Published Feb 12, 2020 · 1,699 words (7 minutes) · 3 likes · 194 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Caren Gussoff hacking cyberpunk science fantasy near future near-future SF

Cicada is a diver: an information broker who knows how to reach the Brimstone, the elusive under-under-belly of the internet. But the Brimstone isn’t just hard to get to—it’s devilishly hard to return from.

Author Caren Gussoff Sumption lives in Seattle and has published five novels and over 100 short stories. She was the recipient of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Gulliver Grant, and was the Carl Brandon Society’s Octavia E. Butler Scholar at Clarion West. She’s also new to Curious Fictions, so give her a warm welcome!

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Made with Canon 5d Mark III and loved analog lens, Leica APO Macro Elmarit-R 2.8 / 100mm (Year: 1993)
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Charlotte Platt

Christmas at Aunt Sally's

Published Feb 12, 2020 · 7,038 words (26 minutes) · 61 views

Fantasy Humor Strange food magic urban fantasy violence

A story about festive gatherings, new partners and strange family dynamics.

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Wendy Nikel

I'm Sorry I Couldn't Make it True

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 1,983 words (8 minutes) · 25 views

Science Fiction time travel young adult sci-fi unrequited love

A teen uses her brother’s time travel machine to try to “fix” her one big regret.

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Maria Haskins

Becca and the River

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 233 views

Fantasy Horror magic death depression

A love story.

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Becca and the river
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Caren Gussoff Sumption

Dandelion Girl

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 3,857 words (15 minutes) · 24 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Dandelion Girl Caren Gussoff Modern retellings Reimagined Golden Age Fiction

Originally published in Geek Force Five, Vol. 2 (2014) , this "Dandelion Girl" is a response to Robert Young's classic 1961 "Dandelion Girl."

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