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Amy Sisson

The Lion Tamer's Sock

Feb 18, 2019 · 841 words (4 minutes)

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.

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David Perlmutter

"The Brat and the Burly Qs"

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

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

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

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Tim McDaniel

The Walk Back

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

Science Fiction

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

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David Perlmutter

"Cease and Desist"

Feb 16, 2019 · 503 words (2 minutes)

Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

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

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David Perlmutter

"Bad Motor Scooters"

Feb 15, 2019 · 4,119 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy Satire Strange

What, exactly, is a were-car? You'll find out in this one....

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S. N. Arly

Dragon Tale

Feb 15, 2019 · 2,273 words (9 minutes)

Fantasy

On a hot summer day, a dragon encounters a maiden and a knight in the forest. But neither dragons nor knights are quite as the tales depict them.

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James Van Pelt

The Diorama

Feb 15, 2019 · 6,932 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love

Restrictive neighborhood covenants protect property values and maintain a sense of propriety in a subdivision, but they also allow the most controlling people power that they can't resist. Maybe not everyone wants to be like everyone else. Maybe that's a good thing.

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David Perlmutter

"The Beast and the Beauty"

Feb 14, 2019 · 2,301 words (9 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Love Strange

She might be a mighty warrior, but she's as susceptible to love as the next girl...

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Milo James Fowler

Girl of Great Price - Chapter 3

Feb 14, 2019 · 1,785 words (7 minutes)

Mystery Science Fiction

A detective struggling to make ends meet. A girl they call the Golden Goose. In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing...

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L.S. Johnson

Vacui Magia

Feb 14, 2019 · 3,482 words (13 minutes)

Fantasy

To make it correctly, you will need a baby’s bones.

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