Literary Fiction Stories

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Shira Lipkin

I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between

Jan 9, 2019 · 1,802 words (7 minutes)

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

You’d heard of the accident, of course. Everyone had. How the first passenger transport to use a Between gate didn’t come out exactly right. How fourteen of us survived—but changed. How we now have the ability to walk between worlds. Not a simple folding of spacetime, like the Between engine was designed for. But actually walking into the between, walking straight into another universe. I was twelve. I got off the transport into a sea of cameras and haven’t really shaken them off since.

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 3

Jan 9, 2019 · 949 words (4 minutes)

Humor Literary Fiction

This is chapter three 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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Paul Alex Gray

Everyone Changes

Jan 2, 2019 · 413 words (2 minutes) · 1 like

Literary Fiction Strange

In a world where everyone is changing into something else, a father and daughter reconnect for one last moment

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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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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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Corie Ralston

Maps to God

Dec 20, 2018 · 2,515 words (10 minutes)

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

The transitions in life are the times we are most aware, the times we feel we are closer to a higher truth, the times that stick to us like lint on a sweater, which we sometimes don't notice until after the day is over.

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James Van Pelt

Deathlehem

Dec 20, 2018 · 888 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Strange

I worried that this story would bother my more Christian friends. No one said anything, but I get the occasional suspicious look. Someone told me once that the way to write a science fiction or fantasy story is to look at who the science fictional or fantastical change impacts the most. What bigger change has occurred in the world that could rival the Christmas story? JVP

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Jen Knox

Our Sky, the Ocean

Dec 19, 2018 · 735 words (3 minutes)

Literary Fiction

Two sisters learn to see the world in new ways.

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Jessica Reisman

Flowertongue

Dec 19, 2018 · 7,023 words (26 minutes) · 1 like

Classic Fantasy Literary Fiction Mystery Love Historical

Rappaccini's Daughter meets orchid hunting meets weird adventure tales, with an epistolary flourish...