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Holly Heisey

What We Found at the Edge of a Black Hole

Feb 19, 2019 · 956 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 21 views

Humor Science Fiction Strange aliens space opera glitch

Things get a little glitchy around black holes.

gray planet with black background

Effie Seiberg

RedChip BlueChip

Feb 19, 2019 · 4,377 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 67 views

Satire Science Fiction Profits first! Safety third! advertising teen angst Wanna be different just like all the rebels

Cool kids get RedChipped, smart kids get BlueChipped. Up to you which AdChip will shape your consumption preferences for the rest of your life. But what if you want to be an independent thinker? Is there a Chip for that?

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candid photography of woman holding bottle with broad smile

John Paul Fitch

The Purest Art

Feb 19, 2019 · 813 words (3 minutes) · 6 views

Horror Literary Fiction

A derelict part of town. A strange house where the rich and elite come to view The Purest Art.

brown concrete building under blue sky

Wendy Nikel

A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 7 views

Science Fiction Love post-apocalypse flash list

A man sifts through the world’s ruined remains in search of the perfect gift for his wedding anniversary.

heart-shaped red and beige pendant

David Perlmutter

"Baby Bark Bites The Bullet"

Feb 18, 2019 · 6,115 words (23 minutes) · 6 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction

She's a super-villain unlike any other, but just as dangerous....


Jude-Marie Green

Joy Ride

Feb 18, 2019 · 5,701 words (21 minutes) · 15 views

Science Fiction

This is the first appearance of my action hero, No Peace. Sam Bellotto Jr published this in Perihelion SF in the February 2015 issue. Aliens and airships and skybattles, oh my!

yellow concrete building

Amy Sisson

The Lion Tamer's Sock

Feb 18, 2019 · 841 words (4 minutes) · 8 views

Fantasy Humor

This was the first of three stories I wrote based on paintings by the late artist James Christensen, the other two being "On Not Noticing a Bear" and "Ménagerie in Motion" (also available here at Curious Fictions). Christensen's whimsical style captures my imagination (Google him!), and I couldn't help but imagine some stories to go along with his art.


David Perlmutter

"The Brat and the Burly Qs"

Feb 17, 2019 · 2,647 words (10 minutes) · 6 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

An unlikely superhero facing unlikely villains in an unlikely place...


Tim McDaniel

The Walk Back

Feb 16, 2019 · 5,333 words (20 minutes) · 12 views

Science Fiction

Raymond's handchip is on the blink, and suddenly he finds he has to walk home. And that changes everything.

shallow focus photography of person walking on road between grass

David Perlmutter

"Cease and Desist"

Feb 16, 2019 · 503 words (2 minutes) · 7 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

Don't ever get this kind of hate mail....