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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.

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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 7

Mar 6, 2019 · 1,454 words (6 minutes) · 38 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.

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KJ Kabza

This Is a Letter to My Son

Mar 6, 2019 · 4,922 words (18 minutes) · 14 views

Science Fiction

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BILL SHEEHAN

Silencio

Mar 5, 2019 · 2,182 words (8 minutes) · 10 views

Mystery

A lady of substance dashes from a New York City subway when a young man with a questionable objective follows her only to endure a frantic chase and a physical beating, all for a very good reason.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Boy Who Loved Clouds

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,717 words (29 minutes) · 14 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.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 16 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!"

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Shannon Page

Night Without Darkness

Mar 5, 2019 · 5,899 words (22 minutes) · 36 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.

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Holly Heisey

The Space Roads: Sound

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,363 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 27 views

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There's not supposed to be sound in space. So why, as you and your salvage partner walk through the derelict cruiser, do you hear ticking?

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Milo James Fowler

Girl of Great Price - Chapter 6

Mar 5, 2019 · 768 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 29 views

Mystery Science Fiction Detective Noir SciFi

A detective struggling to make ends meet. A girl they call the Golden Goose.

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C.L. Holland

The Noise

Mar 5, 2019 · 707 words (3 minutes) · 53 views

Horror Strange dark fantasy old gods numbers stations russia

Svetlana searches for her brother on an abandoned military base.

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