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Rebecca Gomez Farrell


Feb 12, 2019 · 742 words (3 minutes) · 77 views


A hearth keeper is insulted by its new family, and it contemplates the power of a name, transforming into a hobgoblin.

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Nancy Jane Moore

Blindsided by Venus in the House of Mars

Feb 12, 2019 · 7,181 words (27 minutes) · 82 views

Science Fiction

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a space opera (with fight scenes) that's as close as I ever get to a love story. This story also appears in the Book View Cafe anthology Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls.


David Perlmutter

"Nothing About Us Without Us"

Feb 12, 2019 · 6,652 words (25 minutes) · 55 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

They and their cause are more important than you might think....


Renee Carter Hall

Moon, June, Raccoon

Feb 12, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 89 views

Fantasy Humor Love anthropomorphic animals contemporary

Karen's sick of watching all her friends find true love. Out of desperation, she decides to try casting a love spell -- and winds up attracting a neighborhood raccoon instead. But this furry little matchmaker just won't mind his own business...


Jen Knox

West on N Road

Feb 12, 2019 · 3,746 words (14 minutes)

Literary Fiction Strange read short fiction yogi writes jen knox short fiction writing rattle rattle story

"Rattle walked the loop at sunrise and sunset. At dawn, he was quick-footed, ignoring joints that ached and scraped as though rusted. He pushed on, to the first big rock, shaking the bones and waking the tendons. The stiffness would ease after a quarter-mile."


Dan Stout

The Curious Case of Alpha-7 DE11

Feb 12, 2019 · 759 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 97 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

The transcript of a found voicemail, from a customer who is clearly unhappy with his latest batch of golems.

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Karen Heuler

Ball Lightning

Feb 11, 2019 · 2,042 words (8 minutes) · 66 views

Literary Fiction Strange

A man hit by lightning develops perfect pitch and attracts love

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David Perlmutter

"And The Cartoon Girls Go 'Do Da Doo Da Doo'"

Feb 11, 2019 · 3,966 words (15 minutes) · 52 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

The best band you never heard in your life....


Jude-Marie Green

Morning Glories

Feb 11, 2019 · 2,868 words (11 minutes) · 1 view

Science Fiction land mines flowers scientists

Originally written as the submission story for Clarion West (I got in; 2010) and bought by Sam Bellotto Jr, this appeared in the October 2013 issue of Perihelion. An irresponsible scientist develops a anti-landmine device.


David Perlmutter

"Pay To The Piper"

Feb 10, 2019 · 2,757 words (11 minutes) · 166 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Don't get stopped in Anthropomorph....