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Steven Harper

Smoke and Mirrors

Apr 15, 2019 · 8,819 words (33 minutes) · 20 views

Fantasy Humor Satire magic funny sword and sorcery

In which our heroes handle a trapped familiar, an evil magician, and a gorgon. All at once. "Smoke and Mirrors" first appeared in Esther Friesner's TURN THE OTHER CHICK anthology, the fifth of the CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL series. I wrote a sequel to it for the last Chicks anthology. I'll post it next week!

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Shannon Page

Bane

Apr 14, 2019 · 3,307 words (13 minutes) · 35 views

Fantasy dragon human tales

Editor Jennifer Brozek wrote me one afternoon: “Help! I’ve got an anthology that’s short a story, can you write one in a few days?”“Of course!” I said, delighted to pinch-hit, even though I was leaving for Australia the following week. She wanted a fairy tale turned on its head, told from the monster’s point of view. Human Tales came out in August of 2011.

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Madeleine E. Robins

Cuckoo

Apr 14, 2019 · 5,003 words (19 minutes) · 12 views

Fantasy

A spinster adopts a very unusual child: a story about the different ways love can come -- and go, and what it leaves behind.

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Stephen S. Power

The Face of All the World Is Changed

Apr 14, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 77 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Love marriage Facebook fate new york times magazine

If Facebook can predict whom some users will marry, what does that mean for the rest of us...and for marriage?

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David Perlmutter

"Peg O' My Heart"

Apr 13, 2019 · 8,251 words (31 minutes) · 46 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction

A beloved superhero has been senselessly killed. And her dearest friends won't stop until they find out who did it- and why it happened.

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Laura Anne Gilman

Dusted

Apr 13, 2019 · 6,949 words (26 minutes) · 157 views

Fantasy Mystery urban fantasy cosa nostradamus implied sexual elements (not explicit)

A teenaged girl. An underground fairyland. And a not-quite-human PI who specializes in missing children....

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S. N. Arly

Transgenesis Meeses

Apr 13, 2019 · 2,692 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 17 views

Science Fiction mice genetic engineering Contemporary fiction Anthropomorphism Appropriate for Younger Readers

Inspired by an infestation of mice in my house and a PETA raid on a University of Minnesota Alzheimer’s research lab in April 1999. I’m Pushkin, keeper of the chronicles. I will teach you young ones just as I remind the older ones. It’s my responsibility to keep the records accurate, untainted by fear, unclear memory, or nostalgia. I recount the saga as it was taught to me, and add to it in my turn.

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Beverly Suarez-Beard

A Thing Brilliant and Fine

Apr 13, 2019 · 7,366 words (27 minutes) · 28 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical alternate history the Inquisition

When the Inquisition comes to question Francisco's mentor, the genius Donato, Francisco must find a way to save him.

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Holly Heisey

Good King Lyr: Part 1

Apr 12, 2019 · 9,825 words (36 minutes) · 26 views

Fantasy Science Fiction Romance far future serial heist nonbinary good king lyr lgbtq+ genderfluid space opera transgender

A con man. An immortal demigod. A chance at love that could save the universe. Good King Lyr is a slow-burn, genderfluid, ownvoices romance novel, serialized each week.

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James Van Pelt

Teaching

Apr 12, 2019 · 4,814 words (18 minutes) · 32 views

Science Fiction Social Commentary education teaching

People often say that teaching is a noble profession, and it is. It also has a huge dropout rate as teachers walk away from their jobs. Whatever positive pressures that keep teachers working and the negative ones that push them out, the future is unlikely to change. Chaucer once said of a character in his stories, "Gladly would he learn and gladly teach." Maybe that's the quality that keeps teachers going, that sense of gladness in the giving and taking.