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Stephen Dedman

Twilight of Idols

Published May 16, 2019 · 5,298 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 31 views

Fantasy Horror Historical World War II Fafnir Ring Saga

She hoped for a hero. Unfortunately, she found Adolf Hitler.

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Claire Fitzpatrick

Electromagnatism

Published May 16, 2019 · 2,015 words (8 minutes) · 42 views

revenge mind power deaththroughrevenge

"Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful." - 'Frankenstein,' Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

Silver Girl
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Anatoly Belilovsky

Deep Into That Darkness Peering

Published May 15, 2019 · 1,942 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 24 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

One night in San Francisco, resentment, ennui, and Amontillado.

Candle Fire
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Charlotte Platt

Clipboard

Published May 15, 2019 · 2,035 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 104 views

Fantasy Humor Afterlife death admin yes admin if you look real hard Greek myth

A trip into the paperwork of death, and what we choose to do when faced with our own options.

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Shawn Cropley

Forehead

Published May 14, 2019 · 972 words (4 minutes) · 35 views

Horror

A teenager's embarrassment becomes an unspeakable horror.

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C.L. Holland

Ode to My Dark Lady

Published May 14, 2019 · 109 words (1 minute) · 62 views

Humor Literary Fiction Satire cats poetry Shakespeare parody

This poem was written in a workshop about parodying Shakespeare. The cat this was written about is still, seven years later, just as terrible.

Kylo Ren
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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

O, Pioneer

Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 57 views

Fantasy Historical alternate history Christopher Columbus New World First Nations china and America Discovery of America

1211 AD: Their king dead, remnants of the royal household of Hang Zhou escape the Mongol invasion by fleeing in a tiny fleet of vessels. Led by the king's steward, Wei Li, they reach the shores of the New World where they integrate into the society of the coastal tribes. Almost 300 years later, a merchant named Cristobal Colonne (Christopher Columbus) comes to the New World. In this re-imagining of the "discovery" of the American continent, things turn out a bit differently than history records.

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Deborah J. Ross

Storm God

Published May 13, 2019 · 2,805 words (11 minutes) · 74 views

Fantasy strong women characters swamp creatures fantasy adventure

This was one of my first professional short story sales and a delight to write. Ideas for horrible things that might lay in wait for anyone foolish enough to cross a swamp just kept popping into my head. And of course, who could resist putting an iconic tale into a new setting?

Lightning in Clouds at Night
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Maria Haskins

My Weekly 5 (with a bonus pick) - May 13, 2019

Published May 13, 2019 · 940 words (4 minutes) · 17 views

A curated list of speculative short fiction.

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Melissa Moorer

Known Forms (or How the Aliens Stole My Clone Babies for Jesus)

Published May 12, 2019 · 6,635 words (25 minutes) · 14 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction speculative fiction parthenogenesis not alien abuction

This story, originally published in Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe's zine, Say..., is not an alien abduction story. Seriously.