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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 2,517 words (10 minutes)

Literary Fiction Family siblings death coping twins

Clumsy, messy Nick and his twin Annie owe their mother one last act: a professional, studio portrait of themselves in clean clothes that fit, so they have a record of looking nice "for once". But can doing something that comes unnaturally ever be an authentic act of love?

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Edward Ashton

Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 18 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love loss regret

Sometimes I write my hopes. Sometimes I write my fears. This story is one of the latter.

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Michael McCormick

Wounded Sky

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 16 words (1 minute) · 30 views

Literary Fiction poetry haiku-boo

Happy Halloween! This spooky little pseudo-haiku won me my first poetry award and has since been reprinted many times.

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Vincent L. Scarsella

The Penitent

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 104 views

Classic Literary Fiction Mystery crime fiction Religious Fiction Catholic Sex Abuse Story

A Catholic priest hears the confession of a penitent that awakens an old demon lurking in his soul.

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James Van Pelt

Aubrey Comes to Yellow High

Published Oct 2, 2019 · 4,100 words (15 minutes) · 95 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical western six gun high school

Everyone sees high school as a metaphor: maybe it's a circus, or it's a ladder, or it's a dog eat dog world. For Aubrey, high school is a wild west shootout, only it's a bit more literal for her and the stakes couldn't be higher.

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Novae Caelum

The Artist Fades Away

Published Sep 20, 2019 · 1,707 words (7 minutes) · 66 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Science Fiction painting space opera art gallery ghost story

Michael set out with his wife to emigrate to the new world of Hale, but something went wrong in travel, and now she's fading from existence and even from his memories. All that's left now are her paintings, the art she taught him to create, and his desperation to keep her alive, if only in art and memories. | This story is set in the same universe as Good King Lyr, about 19,000 years before the events of that book, but it can fully stand alone.

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Ben Serna-Grey

Time Heals All Wounds

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 399 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 53 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction aging flash fiction vignette 404words literary fantasy

From the vault! Originally published in 2016, this story won 4th place in the flash fiction contest of the now-departed 404words.com.

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James Van Pelt

Two in the Multiverse

Published Sep 11, 2019 · 5,096 words (19 minutes) · 73 views

Literary Fiction Philosophy relationships sex

Long philosophical chats about the meaning of relationships, distance running, a bonfire, kegs of beer, and a moment of flaming transcendence.

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Laura Anne Gilman

First Dance

Published Sep 8, 2019 · 2,368 words (9 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical revenge Magical Realism coming of age

A young woman faces her past, and the angel who cost her everything.

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Laura Blackwell

An Accidental Coven

Published Sep 6, 2019 · 1,539 words (6 minutes) · 4 likes · 123 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction magic fabulism dresses pushcart nominee

Three women arrive at a party in the same dress. That night, everything changes. This story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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