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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 49 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction angst feels Family cancer short story Grief body horror

Gideon spent years watching the disease take his grandfather's body one piece of glass at a time. Now, struggling to come to terms with his grandfather's death, Gideon must deal with the fact that his own body is slowly succumbing to the same fate. Content warning for self-harm.

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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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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 129 views

Fantasy Horror Sorrow Monsters father and son Grief magic fatherhood Family loss parenting tragedy memory obsession death

Originally published in the March 2019 issue of Apex Magazine (issue 118), it's a flash piece about a father's obsessive and insatiable grief over the loss of his son, and where his grief takes him as he's unable to move beyond it.

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Maria Haskins

Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 599 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

A long way from home

Published Jul 12, 2019 · 962 words (4 minutes) · 98 views

Science Fiction Family

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Charlotte Platt

Blessing

Published Jul 10, 2019 · 6,021 words (22 minutes) · 147 views

Horror Humor Strange Family gore vengence

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One of those gruesome things that people thought was a good idea once upon a time.  That of making walls and other monuments out of the bones of the dead.  This one is under a church in Blattern (Switzerland) and the general term is Ossuary.
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KJ Kabza

The Perfect Find

Published Jul 5, 2019 · 324 words (2 minutes) · 92 views

Literary Fiction Family flash fiction hoarding

With every yard sale, thrift store, and abandoned cluster of junk at the roadside, James' mother is on the hunt, and James and his father can't tell for what. When James' father disappears, James' mother finally locates the perfect find--and it's the greatest tragedy James can imagine.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

A Wingless Wedding

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 1,023 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 182 views

Science Fiction Love asexuality Family marriage lgbt pride prizewinning

Every bride is nervous on her wedding day. But this is the first ever wedding of two Wingless in the history of the planet. In front of intergalactic press. Runner-up in the Mother's Milk Prize 2018.

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KJ Kabza

The Color of Sand

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 6,973 words (26 minutes) · 1 view

Fantasy happy ending fairy tale cats Family the ocean The Sea secondary world fantasy

Exiled from town, Fairday is forced to raise her son, Catch, among the talking sand cats in the dunes and survive by selling the beautiful but mysterious stones that sometimes wash up on the beach. When Catch accidentally swallows one--and magically quadruples in size--Fairday must face her past to restore her son and rebuild her family in a way she never anticipated.

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C.L. Holland

Paying for Death

Published Jun 18, 2019 · 881 words (4 minutes) · 119 views

Fantasy flash revenge Family flash fiction

Mirri wants revenge on her sister, but the price may be more than she thinks.

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