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Kat Otis

Whistles and Trills

Published Jan 13, 2020 · 4,044 words (15 minutes) · 17 views

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Of all the fates Morgaine had feared – frozen to death, shot by Nazis, crushed by giants – being taken prisoner by a chough hadn't even been on her radar.

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Tara Calaby

Born To It

Published Jan 7, 2020 · 2,008 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 56 views

Fantasy Historical Second Sight

A school girl is ostracised by her peers for possessing the devil's sight.

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James Van Pelt

The Sound of One Foot Dancing

Published Dec 11, 2019 · 2,741 words (10 minutes) · 116 views

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Christmas, Fred Astaire, the filming of HOLIDAY INN, and a dancer who will not die.

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Tara Calaby

Breath

Published Dec 6, 2019 · 2,418 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes · 83 views

Fantasy Historical Australia ghost story Camping

A campfire tale proves all too real for a group of Girl Guides and their leader in 1930s Queensland.

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James Van Pelt

The Miracle at Ramah

Published Dec 4, 2019 · 1,576 words (6 minutes) · 136 views

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This story came to me on the Sunday before Christmas several years ago. While in church, I realized that a part of the traditional Christmas celebration contains a profound horror story. The kind of story I wrote while I thought about that is called a “secret history.” The writer takes an event from history and, while staying true to the history, makes up a story. It might have happened this way!

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I had just stopped by my parent’s house for a cup of coffee. While I sat at the dining room table enjoying the hot cup of Joe and letting warm my cold bones. started thinking about Christmas and that was when I spotted the nativity in the corner.

My heart was overwhelmed as I thought of Jesus Christ coming down to be the savior of our world. The God of all creation humbled himself and became a child. What love, what deep, deep love!
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Matthew Hughes

What the Wind Brings

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 7,938 words (29 minutes) · 1 like · 399 views

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This is an excerpt from a historical/magical realism novel to be released in paperback and ebook editions December 17. It tells the story of African slaves, shipwrecked on the jungle coast of 16th-century Ecuador, who allied with local indigenous people. Together, they outfought and out-thought Spanish conquistadors to preserve their freedom.

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Deborah L. Davitt

Last Week I Was Esther

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 4,093 words (15 minutes) · 48 views

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Hell isn't just other people. You are them, and they are you.

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R. K. Duncan

Farewell Concert at the World's End

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 3,474 words (13 minutes) · 133 views

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Luther is going to be a real Enthusiast someday, no matter how many people he has to kill and add to his guitar.

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R. K. Duncan

A Circle of Steel and Bone

Published Nov 4, 2019 · 7,621 words (28 minutes) · 71 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Historical Teutonic Order Cultural Imperialism Christianity Catholicism historical fantasy Monasticism Crusades Northern Crusade

In 1230s Prussia, Knight Commander Meinrad of the Teutonic Order must keep the uneasy peace between his knights and the recently-converted townsfolk while investigating a string of bloody and inexplicable murders.

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This is the Rochebrune Castle, in Cantal France. This is a medieval strong castle restored in the seventies. I woke up early to shoot it in the morning light. I love the way it seems lost in the forest, impregnable. I gave this photo to the kind family that takes care of the castle and gave me a nice visit, they where so excited to know a photograph was interested in their castle.
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Featured November 8, 2019

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Jaymee Goh

A Name to Ashes

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,476 words (24 minutes) · 4 likes · 966 views

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Lim Jia is the youngest clerk on an expedition to Cuba to investigate the indentured laborer trade. But he has a secret motive: to discover the fate of his long-missing older brother... which might require speaking with a ghost or two.

Jaymee Goh is a Clarion graduate with a PhD in comparative literature, and has contributed to Tor.com, Racialicious.com, Beyond Victoriana, and more. She lives in Berkeley, California, where she also works as an editor at Tachyon Publications.

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