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Tim McDaniel

Victims

Feb 9, 2019 · 1,147 words (5 minutes)

Humor Satire Science Fiction

Bill is old enough, now, to make his own way in life -- and yet he still hasn't decided whom to sue! His parents are getting impatient with his indecision. How else does one make money? It will take some creative thinking to figure this one out.

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James Van Pelt

Nor a Lender Be

Feb 9, 2019 · 7,436 words (28 minutes) · 2 likes

Science Fiction

Although school districts beg the voters for money to buy computers or to replace crumbling buildings or to implement new testing programs, everyone knows that nothing is better for kids than a good teacher. What if technology discovered a way to put a perfect teacher in every classroom? What is a perfect teacher?

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Milo James Fowler

Girl of Great Price - Chapter 2

Feb 8, 2019 · 1,308 words (5 minutes)

Mystery Science Fiction

A detective struggling to make ends meet. A girl they call the Golden Goose. In a city run by a powerful mobster, nobody wants to play the hero. Private investigator Charlie Madison just wants to pay the rent. When a little girl goes missing...

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David Perlmutter

"Eli's Coming"

Feb 8, 2019 · 2,990 words (11 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Humor Satire Strange

When does fiction become reality? And which is really better?

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Curtis C. Chen

Go, Space Racer!

Feb 8, 2019 · 5,942 words (22 minutes) · 3 likes

Humor Science Fiction

Unscripted! Raw! Rocketship rivalry! Reality TV takes to the cosmos

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Sara Saab

Be Light. Be Pure. Be Close to Heaven

Feb 7, 2019 · 4,467 words (17 minutes) · 2 likes

Horror Strange

A member of a cult with unconventional modes of worship finds herself at a crossroads.

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Fonda Lee

Universal Print

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,467 words (13 minutes) · 10 likes

Science Fiction

Two wayward deliverymen stuck on a backwater planet with their cargo of printers and contraband. This might be the end of a questionable friendship.

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Matthew Hughes

The Devil You Don't

Feb 7, 2019 · 1,338 words (5 minutes)

Science Fiction

I was a successful speechwriter because I knew how to paint word pictures, and because I could write in the voice of the person who was going to give the speech. As I wrote, I could hear the speaker's voice in my head. Back in 2003, I decided to write a story in the inimitable voice of one of the 20th century's great speech-makers. I sold it to the late and undeniably great Gardner Dozois, who was then editing Asimov's SF Magazine.

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David Perlmutter

"Tune-Ism"

Feb 7, 2019 · 1,543 words (6 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Strange

Meet a heroine unlike any other....

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K.G. Anderson

Unraveling

Feb 7, 2019 · 2,842 words (11 minutes) · 1 like

Fantasy Strange

A distraught mother of a runaway teen visits her great-aunts’ at their decaying summer cottage. The great-aunts reveal magical talents and disturbing family secrets, tempting Ellie with glimpses of what her life might have been — and could be.

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