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Featured May 24, 2019


Seth Frost

The Deer Girl Hitches a Ride

Published May 22, 2019 · 2,428 words (9 minutes) · 6 likes · 41 views

Science Fiction

On her way to one of the last outposts of civilization in the West, a trucker picks up an unusual hitchhiker.

Featured May 16, 2019


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 222 views

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This story appeared in Jim Baen's Universe magazine and in Best of Jim Baen's Universe in 2006. It was inspired by the age-old questions that have stumped philosophers, academicians and rank and file humans for centuries: When you put two socks in the washer and only one comes out, where do the other socks go? Why is my wallet in the freezer? And who put an empty milk carton back in the fridge? Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is not only plagued by such questions, he has a murder to solve.

Featured May 2, 2019


Maria Haskins

Big Bad

Published May 2, 2019 · 975 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 392 views

Fantasy Horror fairy tales

You wake up in a crashed car. You don't know where you are, or why you're here. It is snowing. Something waits for you in the woods...

Featured May 9, 2019


Fonda Lee

Jade City - Chapter 1

Published Apr 23, 2019 · 3,016 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 153 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Excerpt from Jade City (Orbit, 2017). Book One of the Green Bone Saga. Nebula and Locus Award finalist. Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. ***WIN THIS BOOK: To enter the giveaway, follow Fonda on Curious Fictions. Following Fonda gets you 1 entry into the giveaway but you can earn additional entries by subscribing to Fonda ($2 subscription = 2 additional entries, $5 subscription = 5 additional entries, etc.) Winners will be announced 5/15/19!***

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Featured April 24, 2019


Vanessa Fogg


Published Apr 19, 2019 · 4,059 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes · 497 views

Fantasy ghosts urban fantasy dark fiction quiet and eerie

A woman in a foreign country encounters a ghost. A quiet story about various kinds of darkness.

Featured April 18, 2019


Jason Franks

Into the Adlight

Published Apr 16, 2019 · 3,378 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 485 views

Satire Science Fiction cyberpunk documentary punk advertising

Published in 2012, this is a cyberpunk satire about guerilla documentary-making, advertising, and data security. I have republished it here because I saw this article today, which makes it look as though the central conceit of the story might soon be a reality: Sigh.

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Featured April 11, 2019


Laura Blackwell

The Posthumous Novel of Edward L. Heard

Published Apr 8, 2019 · 2,200 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 266 views

Fantasy unequal bargains life after death fandom

Becca has found a way to bring her favorite author back from the dead to finish the series that left her hanging...but it's the hardest bargain of her life.

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Featured April 4, 2019


Kat Otis

To Be Selfish

Published Apr 3, 2019 · 5,507 words (21 minutes) · 9 likes · 385 views

Fantasy contemporary young adult

I am Selfish. Every generation of my family has one person like me, who understands that there is power in a good deed done with no expectation of reward.

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Featured March 27, 2019


Dominica Phetteplace

The Story of a True Artist

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 4,125 words (15 minutes) · 5 likes · 439 views

Humor Literary Fiction

This story originally appeared in Zyzzyva in 2015. It won a Pushcart Prize and received special mention from Best American Short Stories.

Featured March 21, 2019


Ben Serna-Grey


Published Mar 20, 2019 · 1,995 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 948 views

Science Fiction Love android depressing Robots climate change androids death Immortality sad robot

My first piece published by an actual literary journal, and also the one that marked a substantial uptick in quality in my opinion. This is the one that made me think "oh hey I might actually have something here," and it still has a soft spot in my heart. Originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of Two Cities Review.

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