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Irene Radford

Illegal Citizens

Mar 6, 2019 · 3,105 words (12 minutes) · 38 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

First published in "More Alternative Truths" edited by Bob Brown and Phyllis Irene Radford, this story sprang from an as yet unfullfilled campaign promise. What is the true purpose of Mr. Trumps wall.

At snips 5

Matthew Hughes

Enemy of the Good

Mar 6, 2019 · 11,941 words (44 minutes) · 3 likes · 165 views

Fantasy Humor Archonate

A little philosophical diversion featuring my corpulent master criminal of Old Earth in its penultimate age.


David Perlmutter

"How Candy Got Her Brother Back"

Mar 6, 2019 · 7,288 words (27 minutes) · 73 views

Fantasy Humor Satire

She thought it was going to be one of those normal look-after-your-younger-brother-days. It wasn't...


Stephanie Lorée

The Cicadas of Okinawa

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,189 words (5 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Horror Historical Bugs Monsters survival Metamorphasis

Originally published at Penumbra magazine, a Tangent online recommended read of 2013, later reprinted in Niteblade Magazine and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. *TRIGGER WARNING* During the Battle of Okinawa and the following occupation, 76 cases of rape were reported. Historians estimate hundreds more went unreported. This is a story about one woman's survival through metamorphosis.


Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 7

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,454 words (6 minutes) · 64 views

Humor Literary Fiction Alcoholism disabled lead character banter

In which trouble is waiting in the drivers seat for Alice. This is chapter seven 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.


KJ Kabza

This Is a Letter to My Son

Mar 6, 2019 · 4,922 words (18 minutes) · 39 views

Science Fiction


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Boy Who Loved Clouds

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,717 words (29 minutes) · 42 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Magical Realism erotic in a wholesome sort of way

Adyahksa Samahita left India as an aspiring writer and returns as an acclaimed but jaded darling of the literary world ... and a writer who has run out of stories to tell. Out in the countryside of Uttar Pradesh, he meets someone or something that challenges everything he thought he knew about writing and life. This story first appeared in Amazing Stories and was later anthologized in Best Erotic Fantasy, edited by Cecilia Tan.

lost in countryside

Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 35 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

Antony Gormley did an extraordinary job in creating these sculptures in Lake Ballard Western Australia. Visions of aliens in an alien landscape came to mind.

Shannon Page

Night Without Darkness

Mar 5, 2019 · 5,899 words (22 minutes) · 58 views

Fantasy Historical steampunk collaboration voice

I love collaborative writing--to me, it combines everything I love best about writing (creation, imagination, that indefinable spark) with everything I love best about editing (figuring out another creative person’s mind and working out how best to express it). Plus, it’s just fun to play together. This story was written for Gears and Levers Volume 1, from Sky Warrior, April 2012, and reprinted in my collection Eastlick and Other Stories, 2013.