Strange Stories

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Charlotte Platt

New Blood

Jan 16, 2019 · 2,492 words (10 minutes)

Fantasy Strange

What's a woman to do when her grandson doesn't trust her instinct?

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James Van Pelt

Everything's Unlikely

Jan 11, 2019 · 1,516 words (6 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love Strange

Chance rules our lives. It's true! But it's also true that luck favors the prepared. I found that this is a fun story to read out loud. More people relate to the odd mechanism of suspense in the story than I would have thought. Maybe one of the reasons the story works out loud is that I am gray-haired, have a moustache and gold-rimmed glasses. You'll see why that is relevant if you read the story. JVP

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Phillip T. Stephens

Discovering Abductions through Past-Life Therapy: How regression hypnosis revealed trauma I never suspected

Jan 10, 2019 · 882 words (4 minutes) · 1 like

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

This story initiates a series of pieces called "I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life" in which I reveal my experiences with alien abduction during former incarnations, including Marie Antionette's pastry chef, TelécQuxatl, Aztec Prince, and even Richard Nixon. What better way to introduce readers to my experiences than my first abduction as a pre-historic cave person.

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Alex Pearl

Betrayal Bond

Jan 10, 2019 · 1,913 words (7 minutes)

Humor Strange

A couple gets their jollies by stabbing other people in the back. But what happens when they decide to turn on each other?

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Kirsten Imani Kasai

Brain in a Jar

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,852 words (18 minutes) · 1 like

Literary Fiction Love Science Fiction Strange

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Shira Lipkin

In Our Rags of Light

Jan 9, 2019 · 4,295 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

I was sixteen years old, and what I thought I knew about magic could fill a book. Turns out, I didn't know a damn thing. But those boys? They knew less.

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Featured January 9, 2019

Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

1. What makes you a monster? 2. Who made you a monster? 3. Who told you you were a monster? 4. What is a monster?

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Shira Lipkin

Splinter

Jan 9, 2019 · 998 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

When I was twenty years old, my best friends and I stepped off the edge of the world. Michael died yesterday. These two things have everything and nothing to do with each other. People aren’t made to do what we did. Or maybe they are, and they just aren’t made to come back.

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