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Laura Anne Gilman

Don't Toot Your Horn

Published Aug 11, 2019 · 3,095 words (12 minutes) · 610 views

Horror dark fantasy music jazz

In a world you can only find through sleepless exhaustion, everything you ever dreamed of is yours. For a price.

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If you walk down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan at night around the holidays, you are there to see the high-end stores’ window displays. This scene, one of many in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, shows a woman conducting madness of music around her in what seems to be an all-too-fitting metaphor to close out twenty seventeen.

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Laurie Tom

The World That You Want

Published Aug 5, 2019 · 4,031 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy Horror post-apocalpytic dark fantasy

The world has ended and demons now rule a land of ghosts where scattered humans scavenge like rats to survive. But the world does not have to remain this way, and Joan finds herself on a reluctant journey to the place where humanity's future can be reborn.

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After a long flight from Europe, I woke up at around 3am local time and searched for what to do… I found a trail to hike from just north of Hollywood to the Griffith Observatory. An incredible experience as the sun rose over the city of millions. Good morning and a good Friday to all!
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Emma Osborne

The Box Wife

Published Jul 24, 2019 · 2,549 words (10 minutes) · 404 views

Fantasy Horror survival dark fantasy

If you run your hands over me you’ll be pulling splinters from your palms for days. I am in a room bare and dark.

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Laurie Tom

Unfilial Child

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 3,986 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 1172 views

Fantasy dark fantasy folklore urban fantasy

June tries to be a dutiful granddaughter, always bringing gifts on her weekend visits (if not a husband or great-grandchildren). But when her grandmother takes in a mysterious infant, June learns her own childhood⁠—and her parents’ disappearance⁠—may not have been what it seemed.

Author Laurie Tom lives in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, IGMS, Crossed Genres, and many more.

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This picture was taken late in the day on my first full day in NYC. One of my life long dreams is to travel to China, so I felt like a visit to Chinatown might give me a tiny taste of what it might be like. It exceed my expectations in almost every way. This part of the trip reenforced desires to travel abroad, specifically Asia and China.
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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 469 views

Fantasy Historical ancient dark dark fantasy short story historical fantasy egypt

A boy is bound by magic to keep the secrets of the Pharoah’s son.

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A.C. Wise

Matthew, Waiting

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 3,395 words (13 minutes) · 8 likes · 2379 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction post-apocalyptic dark fantasy canadian

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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Taken in December 2014.  I arrived at Lake Tekapo shortly before sunset.  This was taken just after the sun had set behind me.
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C.L. Holland

The Message

Published May 7, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 442 views

Fantasy flash Family dark fantasy flash fiction plague

Trying to win approval, Odeled offers to deliver a message to his father's enemies. But at what cost?

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Rachele Gabriel

Better

Published May 2, 2019 · 8,466 words (31 minutes) · 8 likes · 1322 views

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After his fiancee commits suicide, a young man goes to horrific lengths to resurrect her.

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Vanessa Fogg

Of Milk and Blood

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 2,449 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 490 views

Fantasy Horror dark fantasy demons

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Brian Burt

Soul or Eclipse

Published Apr 7, 2019 · 5,398 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 736 views

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The inner lights of the people of Munson were being eaten away by some primeval darkness. Only Lita Hoile could see it happening... but could she stop it?

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During move-in week the solar eclipse passed over us. Experiencing it and being able to take photos of it was the adventure of a lifetime.