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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

To Catch a Comet

Apr 3, 2019 · 1,748 words (7 minutes) · 78 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction

"A scientist's routine email communique starts the reader down a rabbit hole of red tape as politicians cover their behinds at the expense of the planet. Wrigley's eerily hilarious tale depicts what can happen when government officials decide that a natural disaster is someone else's problem." --Michelle Ristuccia

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Ben Serna-Grey


Apr 3, 2019 · 253 words (1 minute) · 50 views

Literary Fiction Romance death poetry Grief love poem Mourning

A bleak love poem originally published in the erstwhile With Candlelight on May 10, 2017. I hope those dudes are doing alright. The idea was to write a love poem that wasn't the usual platitudes. Someone who hopes they were loved enough that those who love them would be wracked with grief when they died, because they would feel the same if their lover died.


Angela Yuriko Smith


Apr 3, 2019 · 533 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 25 views

Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction suspense intrigue Murder death Humor Satire prompt vampire werewolf loch ness joke

Written as a prompt given by Ruschelle Dillon when she interviewed me for Horror Tree. Read the original interview at Also published in 43nd issue of The Sirens Call eZine, Women in Horror Month 10

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Andrew Liptak

Letters of Transit

Apr 3, 2019 · 1,817 words (7 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy magic Immigration

A migrant navigates a twisted set of spells to cross a formidable boarder.

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Andrew Liptak


Apr 3, 2019 · 2,491 words (10 minutes) · 1 like · 10 views

Science Fiction Military Science Fiction

A soldier contends with the toll of war on a distant planet.

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Charlotte Platt

The Bone Pit

Apr 3, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 40 views

Horror death bones

A dark little short about some unfortunate archeologists on an island.

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Kat Otis

To Be Selfish

Apr 3, 2019 · 5,507 words (21 minutes) · 9 likes · 338 views

Fantasy contemporary young adult

I am Selfish. Every generation of my family has one person like me, who understands that there is power in a good deed done with no expectation of reward.

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Sean Ferrell


Apr 2, 2019 · 1,225 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 145 views

Literary Fiction Satire Science Fiction Magical Realism Calvino

Living in the past can ruin your future.

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Holly Heisey

The Space Roads: Deposed

Apr 2, 2019 · 2,433 words (9 minutes) · 41 views

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You've just lost your empire. Does it make you the worst ruler in the history of rulers to be glad you lost the war?

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Wendy Nikel

The Firebringer

Apr 2, 2019 · 2,060 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy mythology steampunk adventure

Amy Airlung, a young member of an airship crew, faces off against the mythical warship, the Firebringer

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