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Phillip T. Stephens

Holiday Noir

Published May 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Mystery holiday crime fiction Noir Santa Elves Dark humor

Christmas morning. A crime scene in chaos. Tenace couldn’t imagine a worse way to end his year. A couch covered in children’s tears, the presents crushed into wrapping paper and Post-It notes and Santa on the carpet in front of the fireplace, face down with his skull broken open like a coconut.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Mimicking Human Behavior: A field guide for extraterrestrial visitors

Published May 5, 2019 · 1,337 words (5 minutes) · 29 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction manners tourism alien abduction alien invasion Alien etiquette

A compilation of etiquette tips for alien species to follow on their first visit to the planet. A new installment in the series “I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life”

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Steven Harper

Bite Me

Published May 5, 2019 · 5,052 words (19 minutes) · 25 views

Fantasy Humor Satire zombies sword and sorcery walking dead magic Monsters zombie funny

We all know zombies bite. Maybe the way to fight them is to bite back. When I was invited to submit to CHICKS AND BALANCES, the final CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL anthology, I realized I had no ideas for a story. Nothing. Bupkis. So I combed back through my files and thought it might be nice to find out what Dagmar and Ramdane have been up to. The deadline was only a few days away, so I wrote in a great hurry. Later I discovered the publisher had chosen "Bite Me" for the cover!

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C.L. Holland

Your Past Life Interferes With My Very Important Studies

Published May 1, 2019 · 625 words (3 minutes) · 44 views

Fantasy Humor

A story told entirely through the medium of notes on the fridge.

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Ville Meriläinen

Steel Horse

Published Apr 30, 2019 · 5,423 words (20 minutes) · 23 views

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Jessica Reisman

Our Lady of the Mantilla

Published Apr 25, 2019 · 4,628 words (17 minutes) · 173 views

Fantasy Humor Magical Realism urban fantasy

When the things haunting the books in the archive get loose, this team is on the case.

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 10

Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,935 words (8 minutes) · 52 views

Humor Literary Fiction disabled lead character tw: d slur not used as a slur Alice is sick of this all Scottish writing

The aftermath of the meeting, and a chat on the beach. Warning for the use of language that could be considered a slur for lesbians - this is used in own voice terms but I'm aware this word is regarded differently in different areas. This is chapter ten of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly.

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Wendy Nikel

Dr. Optera's Intelligent Bugs

Published Apr 23, 2019 · 1,901 words (7 minutes) · 35 views

Humor Science Fiction Sci-Fi Horror insect

Dr. Cole Optera’s experiments in teaching insects how to communicate has unexpected consequences which force him to re-think his idea.

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Jaymee Goh

In the Heart of Yellow Mountain

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 283 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance steampunk queer puzzle labyrinth

Jin Fan, an aspiring courtier, travels to Yellow Mountain to bring back a sprig of emerald bamboo from a legendary labyrinth, to find spoiled childhood playmate/mistress Xiao Ling vying for the same. Now she has to traverse the labyrinth, without somehow throttling Xiao Ling, or getting killed by a mysterious brigand taking out the other hopefuls.

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Irene Radford

Forgiveness

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 3,740 words (14 minutes) · 60 views

Humor Literary Fiction Adam & Eve discover Beer

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