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Fonda Lee

Jade War - Chapter 1

Apr 22, 2019 · 2,274 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 20 views

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

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jade War, the second book in the Green Bone Saga, releasing on July 23 from Orbit. Contains spoilers for Jade City.

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KJ Kabza

Rowling in the Year 3000

Apr 21, 2019 · 1,086 words (4 minutes)

Science Fiction clones far-future SF

Long after her death, the estate of J.K. Rowling is a money-making machine, capitalizing on the creative output of dozens of her clones—just as all wealthy literary estates do in the year 3000. But J.K. Rowling clone Melanie refuses to let any other person (or entity) profit from her own creative spark. Can she refuse to write forever? Would giving in be so terrible? Or is there another way?


Edward Ashton

Morning Sun

Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 6 views

Literary Fiction

You may not think it, but this is a story about hope.


Jaymee Goh

In the Heart of Yellow Mountain

Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 204 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance steampunk queer puzzle labyrinth

Jin Fan, an aspiring courtier, travels to Yellow Mountain to bring back a sprig of emerald bamboo from a legendary labyrinth, to find spoiled childhood playmate/mistress Xiao Ling vying for the same. Now she has to traverse the labyrinth, without somehow throttling Xiao Ling, or getting killed by a mysterious brigand taking out the other hopefuls.


James Van Pelt

Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille

Apr 21, 2019 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 21 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical war WWI Flying

Some bars try to create an atmosphere to transport their patrons to other worlds. After a few drinks, they might even succeed. Poor, lonely Eddie, adrift in a Denver singles bar, experiences two worlds that look like they shouldn't have anything to do with each other, until they suddenly do.


Bill Schubart


Apr 20, 2019 · 1,432 words (6 minutes) · 6 views

Literary Fiction dairy farming grass-fed beef farming Vermont farms

A story of an old Vermont farmer failing in the industrialized dairy business which has become alien to him and he tries a new type of farming.

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Angela Yuriko Smith


Apr 20, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 7 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction power of words girl forest good versus evil fairy tale witch word

A young girl defeats an evil witch using only words. Stick and stones won't break bones, but words can save a life. Originally written for Spreading the Writer’s Word 12-25-2018

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Angela Yuriko Smith

The Last Child

Apr 20, 2019 · 468 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 9 views

Horror Literary Fiction death Murder Classic Mystery Historical abuse neglect child child neglect childhood

Written for the Women of Horror prompt challenge in February 2019. Read the original at Nina D’Arcangela’s Spreading the Writer’s Word blog here:

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Sid Gustafson

How Wolf Became Dog

Apr 19, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes) · 57 views

Literary Fiction Magical Realism Montana Wolf Native American

Nina took an interest in wolves as a young child. She grew up with her dog, Lick, and it was Lick who taught her a keen awareness regarding the nature of animals. Wolf and dog. How could two animals so alike live so differently, Nina wondered? Why did dogs prefer people, and wolves shy away from folk to roam the wilderness? Where did the path of dog and human meet? Where did the path of wolf and man part? When? Why?

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Holly Heisey

Good King Lyr: Part 2

Apr 19, 2019 · 9,276 words (34 minutes) · 8 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Romance far future serial heist nonbinary good king lyr lgbtq+ genderfluid space opera transgender

A con man. An immortal demigod. A chance at love that could save the universe. Good King Lyr is a slow-burn, genderfluid, ownvoices romance novel, serialized each week.

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