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Featured March 27, 2019

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Dominica Phetteplace

The Story of a True Artist

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 4,125 words (15 minutes) · 5 likes · 545 views

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This week’s featured story is the Pushcart Prize-winning “The Story of a True Artist,” now available online for the first time ever. Cam&Lo, dynamic YouTube star duo, are on top of the world with a Taco Bell endorsement and 800,000 followers. But when Cam ditches her to go solo, Lo must navigate the fickleness of internet celebrity and the gig economy alone. Author Dominica Phetteplace bridges science fiction and literary fiction in her stories and poetry. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed and more, and her honors include a MacDowell Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Award.

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KJ Kabza

The Greatest Prophecy of All

Published Mar 27, 2019 · 1,869 words (7 minutes) · 1 view

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At some point in their quest, every hero visits the Cave of the All-Seeing Oracle to hear a prophecy, learn their heroic destiny, and continue on their pre-ordained journey. Nullia, the Oracle’s apprentice, is tired of watching everyone else’s story go by and never getting a chance to live her own. But then the hero Hishmed arrives.

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Sean Ferrell

Building an Elephant

Published Mar 26, 2019 · 7,584 words (28 minutes) · 1 like · 139 views

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When the neighbors show off their off-the-lot new elephant for everyone to see, Mike's dad decides to build his own out of spare parts. Getting it to work might mean Mike betrays himself and the neighbors' trust. [Building an Elephant was originally published by Adirondack Review: http://adirondackreview.homestead.com/ It won the Fulton Prize for Fiction.]

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N.R. Lambert

When the Slipling Comes to Call

Published Mar 25, 2019 · 3,097 words (12 minutes) · 105 views

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An ancient evil meets her match...

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I love forests and were long due a trip so we went to Dalby forest in Yorkshire. The mist fell as we arrived and got this beautiful eerie image that reminded us of the forbidden forest in Harry Potter!
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Carrie Vaughn

Just Another Word

Published Mar 25, 2019 · 1,687 words (7 minutes) · 2 likes · 345 views

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This is a story about Janis Joplin and a chance meeting in a Texas bar.

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Steven Harper

The Soul Jar

Published Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 140 views

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Last week, I posted "Thin Man," a dark fantasy set in Victorian London about a climbing boy named Dodd. Decades later, I was invited to submit a story to THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY steampunk anthology, and it occurred to me that Dodd's story wasn't finished yet. So I wrote "The Soul Jar." Out of all my short stories, this one is my favorite. See if you agree. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is still in print at Book View Cafe: https://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/book/the-shadow-conspiracy/

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Phillip T. Stephens

Still Life With Suits: Deconstructing algorithms of will

Published Mar 24, 2019 · 2,456 words (9 minutes)

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Artificial intelligence, marketing simulations and the possible end of the world.

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Deborah J. Ross

Sweet Prince

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 965 words (4 minutes) · 125 views

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I performed the role of Gertrude in a college production of Hamlet and always felt there was more to her than is generally assumed. Once I'd had children of my own and once they had survived until early adulthood, I was even more sympathetic. On the other hand, I raised my daughters to be strong, independent women and then it was too late to change my mind.

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Graham Robert Scott

A Raging Fire

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 46 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 126 views

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Herewith follows a rare description longer than the story, the tale itself being a mere 46 words: One summer Saturday, a man goes to the library, where--uncertain what he is looking for, browsing aimlessly, in no hurry to return home to the mortification awaiting him there--he wanders until he stumbles across something which he very much needs, and it is at this moment we begin our story, which never needed this preamble and, you can be assured, will not have been spoiled by it.

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James Van Pelt

That He Might Yet Find the Unknown

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 8,867 words (33 minutes) · 128 views

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Epic athletic achievements are the stuff of legend, starting with Pheidippides running from the Battle of Marathon to announce the Greek victory over the Persians. Since then, athletes have pushed harder and harder to break records and stand on top the awards podium. In the future, with technology's help, the records will become breathtaking, but the contest will still be within, and the athletes will still compete for themselves.

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