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Madeleine E. Robins

The Boy Who Played Air Guitar

Mar 5, 2019 · 6,104 words (23 minutes) · 2 likes · 9 views

Fantasy Air Guitar

Sometimes music is playing right in front of us. What does it take to hear it?

man wearing blue denim jeans playing white and black electric guitar sitting on black guitar amplifier
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Madeleine E. Robins

Boon

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,397 words (27 minutes) · 1 like · 8 views

Fantasy Elves New York City Brownies

Elfland in Alphabet City

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Madeleine E. Robins

Mules

Mar 5, 2019 · 7,241 words (27 minutes) · 1 like · 3 views

Science Fiction Immortality Life extension

“Living a long time is just like living any other kind of time,” he said at last. “The seconds don’t expand or anything; you don’t live differently. You just live more.”

This trip was interesting because my sleeping arrangement didn’t workout, so for a week I slept on a random dorm mattress, and used my camera bag as a pillow.
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Hal Y. Zhang

Seraphima

Mar 5, 2019 · 160 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 15 views

Fantasy poetry

A Rhysling-nominated poem about growing wings—at a dark price.

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Barbara Krasnoff

All His Worldly Goods

Mar 4, 2019 · 856 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 65 views

Science Fiction

When you'll do anything for health coverage -- even get married.

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Jude-Marie Green

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Mar 4, 2019 · 6,748 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 24 views

Science Fiction traveller meets desperation intelligence in unlikely places Vonda McIntyre

The fourth story published by the now-defunct Perihelion SF. Editor Sam Bellotto Jr asked me to break it into sections to make it more Odyssey-like. And yes, I have to admit there's a feel of Vonda McIntyre's Dreamsnake, one of my favorite novels back when I was first exploring science fiction.

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Shane Halbach

Spooks

Mar 4, 2019 · 5,431 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 38 views

Mystery Science Fiction spy invisibility

When a criminal suspect is murdered by an invisible assassin, who better to get to the bottom of it than an invisible secret agent?

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Carrie Vaughn

The Girl Who Loved Shonen Knife

Mar 3, 2019 · 5,272 words (20 minutes) · 7 likes · 421 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction

Kit only wants one thing in the whole world: for her band, Flying Jelly Attack, the world’s greatest Shonen Knife cover band, to play at Cherry Blossom High School’s Spring Dance. Two things stand in her way: 1) Lizard Blood, a Lolita death metal band, her bitter rivals; 2) The end of the world.

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Jen Knox

Rideshare

Mar 3, 2019 · 2,352 words (9 minutes)

Literary Fiction rideshare death Magical Realism jen knox fiction short fiction Fantasy Satire

"Am I dead?”  “You should be so lucky. All this craziness going on in your world.” As she spoke, a child who looked like Peter from The Snowy Day, the first book I remember reading, ran alongside us on the street in his red suit.

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Alex Isle

Stranger and Sojourner

Mar 3, 2019 · 7,066 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes · 34 views

Horror Historical

An 1880s doctor and his wife come into contact with Haitian voodoo and experience the up close and personal interest of the voodoo spirits, the loa.