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Michael McCormick

Book of Changes

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,447 words (6 minutes) · 27 views

Literary Fiction Hiroshima

The I Ching (Book of Changes) is an ancient Eastern oracle that reveals the future in hexagrams of six solid or broken lines. But sometimes the future is a terrible thing. (This story was first published in Japan 20 years ago.)

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Irene Radford

Illegal Citizens

Mar 6, 2019 · 3,105 words (12 minutes) · 20 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

First published in "More Alternative Truths" edited by Bob Brown and Phyllis Irene Radford, this story sprang from an as yet unfullfilled campaign promise. What is the true purpose of Mr. Trumps wall.

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 7

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,454 words (6 minutes) · 41 views

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In which trouble is waiting in the drivers seat for Alice. This is chapter seven 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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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Boy Who Loved Clouds

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,717 words (29 minutes) · 21 views

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Adyahksa Samahita left India as an aspiring writer and returns as an acclaimed but jaded darling of the literary world ... and a writer who has run out of stories to tell. Out in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh, he meets someone or something that challenges everything he thought he knew about writing and life. This story first appeared in Amazing Stories and was later anthologized in Best Erotic Fantasy, edited by Cecilia Tan.

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Jen Knox

Rideshare

Mar 3, 2019 · 2,352 words (9 minutes)

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"Am I dead?”  “You should be so lucky. All this craziness going on in your world.” As she spoke, a child who looked like Peter from The Snowy Day, the first book I remember reading, ran alongside us on the street in his red suit.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

Pop Rocks

Mar 2, 2019 · 1,893 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 2 views

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This is the first chapter for Suite and Sour, the sequel to Bitter Suites, a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Like the last book, it all starts with our "Pop" guy at the Bitter Suites, a hotel that specializes in renewable death experiences. He's found a church with meetings at the hotel. They seek to experience resurrection in an immediate way. Of course, there are limitations... but "Popped" finds a work-around. All for the greater good?

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B. Morris Allen

Metaphorosis

Feb 24, 2019 · 2,582 words (10 minutes) · 2 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

Never change, sweetheart. Not into that.

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H.L. Fullerton

In a Better Place

Feb 22, 2019 · 684 words (3 minutes)

Literary Fiction bookworm portals

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 6

Feb 20, 2019 · 2,062 words (8 minutes) · 29 views

Humor Literary Fiction

Time to hit the gym! This is chapter six 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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John Paul Fitch

The Purest Art

Feb 19, 2019 · 813 words (3 minutes) · 27 views

Horror Literary Fiction

A derelict part of town. A strange house where the rich and elite come to view The Purest Art.

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