Strange Stories

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Catherine Lundoff

The Temporary

Jan 2, 2019 · 1,837 words (7 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

Mildred's fantasy life made her temp gig more interesting, but now it was taking on a life of its very own...

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David Perlmutter

"Closing Time"

Jan 1, 2019 · 1,374 words (5 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Strange

The words of an animated cartoon character standing up to a potential destruction of the world in which her series is set by throwing a bash with her friends.

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David Perlmutter

"Dinny Gets Dinged"

Dec 28, 2018 · 5,968 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

In order to prevent him from flunking a test that will affect his grade negatively, Dinsdale "Dinny" Dog is prepared to undergo a re-do of his assignment. But whether he is prepared to deal with the rigours of daily life in Gennett, Anthropomorph, to do it is another matter entirely.

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Alan Baxter

The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

Dec 27, 2018 · 3,653 words (14 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Horror Strange

A podcast original at Pseudopod back in 2011, here's the full text of the story. A horror yarn about the things we're left, the legacies of the past, and possible futures we may not have chosen for ourselves.

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Alex Pearl

White Elephant: The Reckoning

Dec 24, 2018 · 617 words (3 minutes) · 1 like

Humor Strange

In time for the holidays, a story written for a White Elephant gift exchange. Naturally, the cosmos is at stake.

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Alex Pearl

Supply and Demand

Dec 20, 2018 · 4,828 words (18 minutes)

Horror Strange

A small-town doctor notices something is amiss with the local pizza joint. CAUTION: PIZZA HORROR.

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James Van Pelt

Deathlehem

Dec 20, 2018 · 888 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

I worried that this story would bother my more Christian friends. No one said anything, but I get the occasional suspicious look. Someone told me once that the way to write a science fiction or fantasy story is to look at who the science fictional or fantastical change impacts the most. What bigger change has occurred in the world that could rival the Christmas story? JVP

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Dario Cannizzaro

Yet Another Zombie Apocalypse

Dec 19, 2018 · 3,960 words (15 minutes) · 1 like

Humor Science Fiction Strange

The over-exposed zombies get a story without them in it. A quirky re-boot of the genre, that focuses on the human more than the zombie.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Acceptance

Dec 17, 2018 · 1,024 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction Strange

On his tenth birthday, Clark fell from the butte overlooking Highway 7. What happened next surprised everyone. His parents cautioned him to hide his secret, which he did despite the many stories we've read that report a different outcome.

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James Van Pelt

O Tannenbaum

Dec 16, 2018 · 1,981 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy Love Strange

As a part of my writing group's Christmas celebration, we each wrote a seasonal story for the last meeting of the year. We'd read them aloud while sipping punch and eating cookies. Weird Tales published it in 1998. The math on people's ages in the story isn't accurate for 2018, but in 1998, this story was just possible. It is my favorite of the Christmas stories I wrote. JVP

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