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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 12

Published May 22, 2019 · 1,906 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 37 views

Humor Literary Fiction Alcoholism disabled lead character lgbt

We discover what happened to Raymond, and Alice has to face an unexpected visitor. This is chapter twelve of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly

My wife and i were walking the docks of Petersburg, Alaska, an active fishing port, when I noticed these bright yellow floats. I love the way their rounded shape and bright color contrast with the net, which is black and angular.


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Resident

Published May 22, 2019 · 2,264 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 25 views

Fantasy Horror Humor Magical Realism haunted house Baen

This is another tale that appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. Most of the story was from a vivid dream that stopped just a few paragraphs shy of the end. It was as if the Writing Muses had designed a test in which I must choose whether the story I was telling was humor or horror. Me, being me, I opted for both. It's about an estate agent and a "haunted" house.



Jude-Marie Green

Til The Wildness Cried Aloud

Published May 21, 2019 · 2,936 words (11 minutes) · 23 views

Science Fiction SciFi ribofunk genetic manipulation

My first published story, this appeared in Say, Why Aren't We Crying? Paul DiFilippo labelled it 'ribofunk' in a kind review.

Lion Yawn


J.R.H. Lawless

The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 15 views

Horror Humor Satire Science Fiction Anthology Travel Solar System Cookbook food Drink space Report short story

In this early short story, originally published in the Ouen Press 2018 Short Story Competition Anthology, what starts out as a deep Solar System explorer's guide to food in space gradually turns into something more dire.

Chef’s Station


Seth Frost

Launch Window

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,247 words (16 minutes)

Science Fiction

Misty books a redeye flight to the Moon, desperate to stop her sister from making a terrible mistake.

This is just after sunset on July 15, 2018 in Irvine, CA USA. I was actually hoping to get a photo of Mercury, but am assured this was Venus.


KJ Kabza

Heart of Brass, Chapter 3 of 4: The End of the Hall (or, Jameson’s Cage)

Published May 21, 2019 · 3,273 words (12 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Love steampunk serial happy ending erotica

Duke Gallantine's suspicious watch has kept his daughter out of The Chastarium, but not out of Dr. Dashiell's fantasies. When Lady Gallantine finally slips away from her father and arrives at The Chastarium for a secret midnight treatment, Dr. Dashiell seizes the chance to show her his most exclusive Machine of all. (Warning: erotica.)



Susan Forest

The Fat Man

Published May 21, 2019 · 5,098 words (19 minutes) · 11 views

Science Fiction sacrifice Apocalyptic Fiction Mother/daughter

When climate change and resource conflicts release a flood of US civil war refugees into Canada’s state of martial law, Miche and her daughter wonder if people can be saved by sacrificing a few. And if so, which few?

18 onspec fat man

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Marie Vibbert

Vampires Vs. Maturity Part Eleven

Updated May 20, 2019 · 2,329 words (9 minutes) · 3 views

How does Dan react to Myrtle's trouble at school? Will she ever be able to fight her evil ex boyfriend? How's the once-a-week format?



Hal Y. Zhang

Do you love me more than the stars?

Published May 20, 2019 · 1,359 words (5 minutes) · 12 views


An astronomer ponders her celestial love.

I took this shot in a middle of “the vallée des merveilles” in the south Alps. I couldn’t see anything neither hear a single sound, everything was so quiet and so dark. But gradually I started to hear a breath, a whisper. And I think for the first time in my life I heard the stars sing.


Maria Haskins

My Weekly 5 (with a bonus pick) - May 20, 2019

Published May 20, 2019 · 888 words (4 minutes) · 1 view

A weekly, curated list of 5 recommended short stories.