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KJ Kabza

Merry Christmas and Lucky Jibblewooch

Dec 29, 2018 · 2,624 words (10 minutes)

Science Fiction

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James Van Pelt

Eight Words

Dec 28, 2018 · 2,721 words (10 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Love

Because I’ve written ghost stories, I'm often asked during panels at conventions if I've ever seen a ghost. At first I said that I didn't believe, but inevitably that meant that someone would wait in the hall to earnestly tell me of their encounters with ghosts. Now, I say I don't believe in flying saucers, but I want to see one. To see a flying saucer, an alien spaceship, would open the universe to possibilities that don't seem to exist. Seeing a ghost would do the same thing. JVP

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David Perlmutter

"Dinny Gets Dinged"

Dec 28, 2018 · 5,968 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

In order to prevent him from flunking a test that will affect his grade negatively, Dinsdale "Dinny" Dog is prepared to undergo a re-do of his assignment. But whether he is prepared to deal with the rigours of daily life in Gennett, Anthropomorph, to do it is another matter entirely.

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Alan Baxter

The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

Dec 27, 2018 · 3,653 words (14 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Horror Strange

A podcast original at Pseudopod back in 2011, here's the full text of the story. A horror yarn about the things we're left, the legacies of the past, and possible futures we may not have chosen for ourselves.

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Megan Lee Beals

Good Fairies

Dec 26, 2018 · 4,148 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy

A bad fairy and a good boy bond over a mutual love of beekeeping.

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 2

Dec 26, 2018 · 1,112 words (5 minutes)

Humor Literary Fiction

This is chapter two 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.

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Tim McDaniel

Taken, One after Another

Dec 25, 2018 · 729 words (3 minutes)

Horror

Sometimes, in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, it's necessary to leave your hideout and look for a place of lasting safety.

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Alex Pearl

White Elephant: The Reckoning

Dec 24, 2018 · 617 words (3 minutes) · 1 like

Humor Strange

In time for the holidays, a story written for a White Elephant gift exchange. Naturally, the cosmos is at stake.

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K. V. Johansen

The Serpent Bride

Dec 24, 2018 · 5,144 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy Historical Love

Benedikte, transformed to a snake by her brother and his nurse, walks in the dreams of knights to find the one who can break her curse.

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Nancy Jane Moore

Passing

Dec 23, 2018 · 2,031 words (8 minutes)

Science Fiction

I've posted this story in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the model for the associate justice mentioned in the story. It's an old story, one of my first publications (it won a contest at the National Law Journal in the 1990s). At Clarion West, I discussed it with Michael Bishop, who thought my take on the Supreme Court might be too extreme. Given the way things are right now, I'm afraid my take might not be extreme enough.