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Steven Harper

Thin Man

Mar 17, 2019 · 7,437 words (28 minutes) · 30 views

Fantasy Horror Historical historical fantasy victorian london dark fiction

Modern children fear the monster in the closet and the creature under the bed. Victorian climbing boys have no closets and no beds. What do they fear? This story originally appeared in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S FANTASY MAGAZINE as the cover story. Year later, I wrote a sequel to it. "The Soul Jar" appeared in a steampunk anthology called THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY, and I'll post it next week. Click LIKE or SUBSCRIBE. I can't do this without my fantastic readers!

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Alex Isle

The Woman of Endor

Mar 17, 2019 · 9,220 words (34 minutes) · 19 views

Fantasy Horror Historical Bible references zombies

This story is what happened when I read the Bible. Be afraid. Also, Endor refers to the Old Testament character the Sorceress of Endor, not the Star wars moon with the unbearable little furry creatures.

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Shannon Page

By the Sea

Mar 16, 2019 · 4,876 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 49 views

Horror Grants Pass Cyprus writer

This was my first invited story—a huge thrill. The post-apocalyptic anthology Grants Pass was looking for stories about people’s responses—positive and negative—to the hope of a new start, in a safe place, after the world ended—Grants Pass, Oregon. The character of Elizabeth popped into my head, and the rest of the story just...unfolded. Grants Pass appeared in the summer of 2009 and won an Australian Shadows Award for best horror anthology.

We were lazy and arrived the place a bit late, when the sun was just about to hide. Then we turned around. That was it. Beautiful sky and afterglow.
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Tim McDaniel

Zero Hour

Mar 16, 2019 · 9,314 words (34 minutes) · 14 views

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.
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Nancy Jane Moore

Until We Are All Free

Mar 16, 2019 · 6,298 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 107 views

Fantasy Science Fiction steampunk

The third volume of Book View Cafe's Shadow Conspiracy anthology series started with the question, "What if the Emancipation Proclamation included freedom for automata with souls?" For Jasmine, an enslaved woman in Maryland who makes metalmen, the question is more than philosophical.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

As the Angels in Heaven

Mar 15, 2019 · 5,756 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 20 views

Humor Science Fiction Analog magazine psychology fiction Circlet Press

Birch and Melt are young archaeologists in love—but their love is considered crime for the simple reason that they're married ... to each other. This istory appeared originally in Analog SF magazine and was anthologized as part of a Circlet Press erotica anthology ... without me changing a single word. One Analog reader wrote a letter to the editor stating that he found it "erotic in a wholesome sort of way." How so? Read it and find out. ;=)

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James Van Pelt

The Comeback

Mar 15, 2019 · 4,473 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 39 views

Humor Science Fiction Romance baseball

Baseball is a game of unlikely stories, of fortunes turned on a wild pitch or a bad hop or a miracle play. A lot has changed in the game from the early 1900s, but in 2051, its nature is still the same. As said in the movie, Bull Durham: "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains."

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Alma Alexander

Vision

Mar 15, 2019 · 6,169 words (23 minutes) · 3 likes · 67 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction myth legend history

How long does it take for something TRUE and CONTEMPORARY to become HISTORY... to become LEGEND... to become MYTH?

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Jude-Marie Green

CANNATH’S COINS

Mar 15, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 37 views

Fantasy Romance

A story of family. Maybe a bit creepy (this is me getting defensive but I do write occasionally creepy themes.) Originally published in Every Day Fiction for the Saint Patrick's Day special on March 17, 2013.

These bright and pretty golden coins are foil covered chocolate candies.
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Amy Sterling Casil

Perfect Stranger

Mar 14, 2019 · 4,994 words (19 minutes) · 1 like · 97 views

Science Fiction gene therapy designer babies suspense

Gary and Carolyn's son Denny would never have lived more than a few weeks if they hadn't given him gene therapy before he was born. Then he started having trouble with math. So the gene doctor fixed him. He gained a little weight. So the gene doctor fixed him. Now Denny's a teen and his father wonders ... is he still my son or is he a perfect stranger?

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