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Sara Saab

Be Light. Be Pure. Be Close to Heaven

Feb 7, 2019 · 4,467 words (17 minutes) · 2 likes · 29 views

Horror Strange

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

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Featured February 13, 2019

Fonda Lee

Universal Print

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,467 words (13 minutes) · 10 likes · 232 views

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) · 104 views

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.


David Perlmutter


Feb 7, 2019 · 1,543 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 33 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Strange

Meet a heroine unlike any other....


Featured February 20, 2019

K.G. Anderson


Feb 7, 2019 · 2,841 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 112 views

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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Angel Leigh McCoy

Creating Belle

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,670 words (14 minutes)


A talented art student living in Paris attempts to ease his loneliness by creating the perfect woman, in marble. When his own creation begins to whisper to him at night, he finds her a seductive muse who is likely to lead him down a path from which he cannot return.

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John Paul Fitch

The Album

Feb 7, 2019 · 3,553 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 32 views


A grieving mother finds a strange antique photo album at a jumble sale.

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L.S. Johnson


Feb 7, 2019 · 3,898 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 17 views

Literary Fiction

For many months, this story existed on my computer as "Mrs. Dalloway, red in tooth and claw."


Alan Baxter


Feb 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Strange

This was a short horror story originally published at Daily Science Fiction. It was a finalist for the Best Short Story in the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards.


David Perlmutter

"Slim Slow Slider"

Feb 6, 2019 · 3,132 words (12 minutes) · 26 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction Strange

She is a doctor as committed as any other. Only her background, and her mission, are alien...