Featured October 3, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 · 2,631 words (10 minutes) · 5 likes
A young man named Terry realizes his younger brother is, against all odds, God. Don’t miss this funny and surreal story about family by Trent Jamieson, an award-winning novelist and short story writer based in Australia.
Featured September 25, 2018
Sep 20, 2018 · 3,319 words (13 minutes) · 5 likes
Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction
Isobel’s sister may have drowned, but now she’s awake, under the lake... and she wants something. Author Jessica Reisman’s short fiction has appeared in many venues, including Tor.com, and her science fiction adventure novel SUBSTRATE PHANTOMS is now available from Resurrection House Books.
Featured September 18, 2018
Sep 15, 2018 · 2,380 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes
Classic Literary Fiction
An overworked doctor faces emergency surgery, a dearth of caffeine, and the challenge to inspire (or scare off) a group of med students—all before 8am. An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox's work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions and nominated for a Pushcart prize, among many others.
Featured September 12, 2018
Sep 10, 2018 · 3,779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like
Fantasy Literary Fiction Strange
After the death of their parents, five siblings face mysterious changes to their rambling old house: rooms shift in the night, and familiar doorways lead to unknown places. Author KJ Kabza’s short story collection THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM is now available from Pink Narcissus Press, and dozens of his stories can be found on Curious Fictions.
Featured September 5, 2018
Aug 1, 2018 · 2,049 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes
We’re excited to share a new kind of story for you this week! Laurence Moroney is serializing his experimental hyperlinked novel on Curious Fictions, imagining the near-future dawn of artificial intelligence. Read the first 4 chapters today, and follow him to get notified about new updates.
Featured August 28, 2018
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Aug 24, 2018 · 4,457 words (17 minutes) · 5 likes
In “Esthely Blue,” a woman’s body begins to flicker out of existence before her very eyes. She seeks her own answers, even as well-intentioned loved ones press their own ideas about how to live upon her. Mary Anne Mohanraj is the award-winning author of short story collection Bodies in Motion, founder of Hugo-nominated Strange Horizons, and contributor to Roxane Gay's essay series Unruly Bodies, among many other publications. Note: explicit sexual content.
Featured August 21, 2018
Aug 3, 2018 · 4,060 words (15 minutes) · 8 likes
Humor Science Fiction Historical
A hapless tourist with a malfunctioning time machine has no choice but to beg help from Holly, a Prohibition-era mechanic in Dogleg Lick, Kentucky. Don’t miss this exuberant story by Marie Vibbert: 20-time published author, rollercoaster enthusiast, and former member of the Cleveland Fusion women’s football team.
Featured August 14, 2018
Aug 8, 2018 · 4,182 words (16 minutes) · 9 likes
When nothing is certain, anything is possible. Two sisters on different life paths spin further from each other at every crossroads—but physicist Judith has a chance to change that. San Francisco Bay Area-based author Corie Ralston is a scientist at a synchrotron, where she studies proteins using x-rays.
Featured August 7, 2018
Aug 4, 2018 · 4,767 words (18 minutes) · 6 likes
An obsessive fan of a cult-status horror film tracks down the star decades later, and learns more than he expected. A disturbing tale about a disturbing tale, and an exploration into the complicated relationship between artist, story, and fan, “Final Girl Theory” will keep you thinking long after it’s over. In addition to collections of short stories and a forthcoming novella, A.C. Wise also contributes nonfiction columns to Apex and Book Smugglers, drawing particular attention to women and non-binary writers.
Featured July 31, 2018
Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes
Humor Science Fiction
In a thousand different universes, the possibilities to remake your life might as well be endless. Wendy Nikel, crack author and tea aficionado, creates beautifully-constructed, gem-like short stories. Read fifteen of them on Curious Fictions.