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Tabatha Wood

From Cradle to the Beast

Published Mar 30, 2021 · 1,668 words (7 minutes) · 67 views

Fantasy shapeshifting witches elements magic Family

A sneak peek into an ongoing story, a YA witch-themed fantasy. "You can't keep those memories when they're not yours to keep!" Four young sisters, and elemental witches, embark on a perilous journey to discover the truth about their mother's murder, entering a parallel reality where their minds are not their own.

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This is the sacred Sanghyang Djaran. A classical Balinese performance, told through fire and trance dance. The barefoot horse man moves around and through a bonfire made from coconut husks, kicking and dancing in a state of trance.
I was excited to travel to Indonesia to explore it’s abundant greenery and beautiful environments… I never knew I’d stumble across something this magical.
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M. E. Garber

Cold Currents

Published Jul 16, 2020 · 1,109 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 193 views

Fantasy Historical slipstream literary fantasy Family suicide historical fantasy

Otto's ghosts are more real than most, and are dangerous even though they only want to love him.

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James Van Pelt

We Have Always Lived in the Hamlet

Published Jun 19, 2020 · 2,309 words (9 minutes) · 321 views

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Toni Morrison said, “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.” In this story, a sister filled with wanderlust and another anchored at home find themselves in a life-long struggle to come to terms with each other.

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KJ Kabza

The Land of Stone and Stars

Published Dec 9, 2019 · 4,287 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy Science Fiction Quest fairy tale quests Family fable death alien planets coping

Crushed by the loss of his only daughter and last surviving family member, Jackrabbit knows what he must do: venture to the permanently dark side of his homeworld, "the land of stone and stars," so he can find his daughter's spirit among the dead and bring her back before she ascends with the others into the sky. But the journey across the extremes of the planet's habitable zones is hard and bewildering, and for Jackrabbit to succeed, he must lose even more.

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R. K. Duncan

The Thirty-Eight-Hundred Bone Coat

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 8,408 words (31 minutes) · 546 views

Fantasy diving money anxiety Family bones

Navid is a bone-diver, and he will risk body and soul in the black river for a chance to lift his family to wealth and security beyond their trade.

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Jen Knox

A PERPETUAL STATE OF AWE

Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,263 words (9 minutes) · 498 views

Literary Fiction short story eco fiction storm story snowstorm Family fema jen knox

We count to three and pull hard to gain an inch of light. The ice around the door gives, and a clump of snow is released. The fresh air feels nice for a moment, before it begins to bite at our cheeks. Yesterday’s snow is now an undercoat, and the powdery top layer glistens.

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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 532 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Grief body horror feels Family cancer short story

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 siblings death coping twins Family

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) · 1 like · 639 views

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

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 · 1425 views

Fantasy Horror Grief trains Family

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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