Featured July 24, 2018
Jul 18, 2018 · 839 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes
Fantasy Literary Fiction
Wait. Stop. Rewind. If technology allowed, how many times would you relive a tragic, pivotal moment in your life? What if you weren’t even there for it? Author Edward Ashton strikes again with this hair-raising piece of flash fiction.
Featured July 18, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 · 5,715 words (21 minutes) · 2 likes
When a village mountain disappears under the cover of darkness with her friend on board, a young girl gets the chance to be the heroine she'd always dreamed of being—but it's not quite what she’d imagined. Author Shweta Adhyam grew up in Madras and now lives in Seattle, and was a 2017 attendee of Clarion West.
Featured July 4, 2018
Jun 26, 2018 · 855 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes
What’s the recipe for a world worth saving? This “Lava Cake for the Apocalypse” may taste bittersweet. Author Wendy Nikel is a managing editor at Flash Fiction Online, winner of the Baen Memorial Award, and has over a dozen stories available on Curious Fictions. Go explore some stories!
Featured June 24, 2018
Karlo Yeager Rodríguez
Jun 14, 2018 · 1,029 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes
Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction
In an isolated cabin at the edge of civilization, a writer is charged with fending off the apocalypse, one sheet of paper at a time. Originally from Puerto Rico, author Karlo Yeager Rodríguez now resides in Baltimore with his partner and very eccentric dog.
Featured June 17, 2018
May 14, 2018 · 2,987 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes
Through the eyes of a young “Patriot Girl,” darker truths about a world nominally consumed by duty and family values come to light. Author Amy Sisson not only writes short stories and edits books, she can also help you locate any title in the stacks.
Featured June 10, 2018
May 22, 2018 · 6,805 words (25 minutes) · 1 like
Leaving the past behind is hard, no matter what planet you live on. Settle in with a cup of cosmic tea, and follow one woman’s otherworldly quest for justice as she speeds toward redefining her life far, far away in this work of science fiction by Phoebe Barton. Phoebe's work has appeared in publications from Analog, to Bundoran Press, to Alliteration Ink.
Featured June 3, 2018
May 24, 2018 · 994 words (4 minutes) · 5 likes
To claim immortality, must other pieces of ourselves die? Alongside social and political commentary, decorated author KJ Kabza explores what it means to be true to oneself, what it means to serve others, and what really matters in life and in death—all in fewer than 1,000 words.
Featured May 24, 2018
May 22, 2018 · 2,813 words (11 minutes) · 3 likes
Coming of age in a drought that dries up everything it touches in Ohio—conversation, camaraderie, and cookouts—author Jen Knox’s culinary protagonist contemplates the future of her home, her family, and her next meal in “The Glass City.” Jen Knox’s literary talents and breadth of work have earned her nominations for the Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Calvino prizes.
Featured May 16, 2018
May 14, 2018 · 1,041 words (4 minutes) · 1 like
Humor Science Fiction
Do humans dream of holographic grass? Listen in on Gerardo's thoughts as he listens in on the conversations around him at the park. Featured in publications from Analog to Asimov's, author Tim McDaniel brings you a short story that raises questions about truth, fiction, and good old-fashioned eavesdropping.
Featured May 9, 2018
Renee Carter Hall
May 11, 2018 · 1,200 words (5 minutes) · 3 likes
A creature of the salt, the sand, and the sea, a mysterious woman with mysterious scruples bargains for her life. Or, at least, for a fleeting feeling of home. Renee Carter Hall is an author of many talents, including turns as a novelist, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and an expert in literary chiaroscuro.