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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

O, Pioneer

Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 57 views

Fantasy Historical alternate history Christopher Columbus New World First Nations china and America Discovery of America

1211 AD: Their king dead, remnants of the royal household of Hang Zhou escape the Mongol invasion by fleeing in a tiny fleet of vessels. Led by the king's steward, Wei Li, they reach the shores of the New World where they integrate into the society of the coastal tribes. Almost 300 years later, a merchant named Cristobal Colonne (Christopher Columbus) comes to the New World. In this re-imagining of the "discovery" of the American continent, things turn out a bit differently than history records.

Sunset at Lake Constance


Deborah J. Ross

Storm God

Published May 13, 2019 · 2,805 words (11 minutes) · 76 views

Fantasy strong women characters swamp creatures fantasy adventure

This was one of my first professional short story sales and a delight to write. Ideas for horrible things that might lay in wait for anyone foolish enough to cross a swamp just kept popping into my head. And of course, who could resist putting an iconic tale into a new setting?

Lightning in Clouds at Night


Maria Haskins

My Weekly 5 (with a bonus pick) - May 13, 2019

Published May 13, 2019 · 940 words (4 minutes) · 18 views

A curated list of speculative short fiction.



Melissa Moorer

Known Forms (or How the Aliens Stole My Clone Babies for Jesus)

Published May 12, 2019 · 6,635 words (25 minutes) · 14 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction speculative fiction parthenogenesis not alien abuction

This story, originally published in Gwenda Bond and Christopher Rowe's zine, Say..., is not an alien abduction story. Seriously.



C.L. Holland

The Owl and Great Cthulhu

Published May 12, 2019 · 307 words (2 minutes) · 24 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Satire poetry Lovecraft parody

From Rome with love and my eyes in the sky… for all Unsplash Community


Jude-Marie Green

Feeding The Crows

Published May 12, 2019 · 5,975 words (22 minutes) · 1 like · 34 views

Fantasy Mystery



Al Marsiglia

Contract Pending - Chapter 1 & 2 of Book 1 - The Frankie Fiore series

Published May 12, 2019 · 2,280 words (9 minutes) · 16 views

Mystery Family crime Mafia Organized crime wise guys Literary Fiction

A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father's shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York. Recruited by the local mob boss to do collections, Frankie successfully climbs the crime ladder until the day his partner steals the boss' money. Frankie and his partner then become the subjects of a contract put out on their lives.



B. Morris Allen

#8 All's Fair

Published May 12, 2019 · 59 words (1 minute) · 11 views

The background of "All's Fair"



James Van Pelt

Savannah is Six

Published May 11, 2019 · 6,935 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 56 views

Fantasy Horror ghost swimming lake

Poul, Leesa and their daughter Savannah vacation at the lake every year, but the waters there are deep, cold and hold memories as toothy, dark and silent as the pike who glide just out of sight. The story received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Contains adult content.

Small lake pier


Nancy Jane Moore

Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 91 views

Humor Historical flash fiction Shakespeare

This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.