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Stephen (Peter) Cox

Our Child of Two Worlds Update

Published Jun 13, 2021 · 71 words (1 minute) · 44 views

Science Fiction USA Free fiction Family writing

Update on Our Child of Two Worlds

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Tabatha Wood

From Cradle to the Beast

Published Mar 30, 2021 · 1,668 words (7 minutes) · 119 views

Fantasy magic Family shapeshifting witches elements

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) · 363 views

Science Fiction Family space travel Sisters

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 Family fable death alien planets coping Quest fairy tale quests

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) · 603 views

Fantasy Family bones diving money anxiety

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) · 553 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 · 588 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction cancer short story Grief body horror feels Family

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) · 1 like · 690 views

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

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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