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Maria Haskins

Fräulein Maria

Published May 7, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 97 views

Fantasy Horror retribution old woman

An old cleaning lady gets on the elevator, but she might not be cleaning just the ordinary dirt and grime.

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Featured May 16, 2019

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 335 views

Fantasy Humor Mystery Things you missing socks mysterious things

Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is facing two mysteries: the location of a missing murder weapon, and why his family's new house seems to have a mind of its own. To solve both these cases, he'll have to take an unorthodox approach to witness interviews—and take a hard look at what goes bump in the night.

Ahead of the weekend, enjoy this longer read by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. A founding member of Book View Cafe, she’s been shortlisted for the John Campbell, BSFA, Crawford, and Sidewise awards. Her debut novel THE MERI won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and she co-authored The New York Times best-selling STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI.

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Mark R Conte

The Morning Bird

Published May 7, 2019 · 3,193 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 80 views

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An elderly married couple bicker about the disappointments in their lives and each other.

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H.L. Fullerton

A Mary Shelley Moment

Published May 7, 2019 · 244 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 76 views

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Daddy hasn't been the same since he died.

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Maria Haskins

My Weekly 5 (with a bonus pick) - May 6, 2019

Published May 6, 2019 · 1,063 words (4 minutes) · 172 views

A curated list of 5 stories, old and new, picked by me. I'm posting the first Weekly 5 in public, and future posts will be available for subscribers!

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Phillip T. Stephens

Holiday Noir

Published May 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Humor Mystery holiday crime fiction Noir Santa Elves Dark humor

Christmas morning. A crime scene in chaos. Tenace couldn’t imagine a worse way to end his year. A couch covered in children’s tears, the presents crushed into wrapping paper and Post-It notes and Santa on the carpet in front of the fireplace, face down with his skull broken open like a coconut.

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Holly Caelum Heisey

The Orbits of Gods

Published May 6, 2019 · 890 words (4 minutes) · 115 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction civilization other worlds Philosophy slipstream wolves vicious

"We orbit him because he is our god. His scent is authority, his mind sharp as rock-honed teeth." | This story is 100% experimental, with space wolves in love, the philosophy of civilizations, and the confessions of a god all packed into one. It first landed in Humanagerie, a literary anthology about the intersection of human and animal behavior. Which is also 100% perfect.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Mimicking Human Behavior: A field guide for extraterrestrial visitors

Published May 5, 2019 · 1,337 words (5 minutes) · 103 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction manners tourism alien abduction alien invasion Alien etiquette

A compilation of etiquette tips for alien species to follow on their first visit to the planet. A new installment in the series “I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life”

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KJ Kabza

Road Test

Published May 5, 2019 · 341 words (2 minutes) · 70 views

Science Fiction flash fiction disability

In their zeal to help combat a public health crisis, the government has passed a law that ties vehicle ownership to performance on a physical fitness test—without taking into account people like Karlee's brother, who uses a wheelchair and can never meet the requirements.

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Matthew Hughes

Timmy, Come Home

Published May 5, 2019 · 4,507 words (17 minutes) · 3 likes · 283 views

Science Fiction Fermi Paradox

“Timmy, Come Home” was written ten years ago at the invitation of Gordon Van Gelder for an anthology he was putting together called Is Anybody Out There? All the stories were themed around the Fermi Paradox, which asks the question, “If there are alien civilizations out there, why haven’t we been contacted by them?”

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