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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 44 views

Fantasy Historical ancient dark dark fantasy short story historical fantasy egypt

A boy is bound by magic to keep the secrets of the Pharoah’s son.

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Katrina Smith

Bar Hive Beekeeping

Published Jun 12, 2019 · 2,003 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 90 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Lyrical Strange dark philosophical postapocalyptic Rules of the Run

Life behind the Wall is difficult to comprehend for most of the Lost. For the Sisters Penitent, control is the only thing that still makes sense-- and for the Marshal, control is the only thing that matters.

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KJ Kabza

The Flight Stone

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 989 words (4 minutes) · 54 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

Half-starved orphans like Calife have two choices in life: stay on the streets of Hark and die, or become a child soldier for the Harkish Army and ride airhorses, which can't take flight with anything heavier than stunted children on their backs. Calife has no desire to return to the streets, but she won't stay small forever. What lengths will she go to in order to keep riding?

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C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 101 views

Horror Literary Fiction dark short story family drama excerpt psychological

"My grandmother wanted to kill me..." So begins a dark and disturbing look into a one young girl’s perseverance in surviving the eccentricities of her grandmother.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

So Sorry About Your Loss

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 106 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

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Antony Gormley did an extraordinary job in creating these sculptures in Lake Ballard Western Australia. Visions of aliens in an alien landscape came to mind.
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KJ Kabza

Nathan and the Amazing TechnoPocket NerdCoat

Published Nov 7, 2018 · 3,065 words (12 minutes) · 200 views

Horror Science Fiction Strange dark absurd

Nathan Pinkwater is a regular at the Green Horse Café, so regular that server Jiao Ming knows all his weird and unpleasant quirks. So when Nathan shows up inexplicably wearing a magic, transdimensional coat, Jiao knows something is Wrong. Where the hell did Nathan get it? Why is he being so coy? And what awful things has Nathan hidden in its infinitely deep pockets?

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KJ Kabza

Castles in the Clouds

Published Jul 3, 2018 · 198 words (1 minute) · 264 views

Fantasy dark flash fiction

When a civilization is built upon war, peace brings the greatest destruction of all.

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Renee Carter Hall

Ashes of Roses

Published Jun 8, 2018 · 495 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 281 views

Fantasy Love fairy tale dark beauty and the beast flash fiction

A dark riff on the tale of Beauty and the Beast.

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Renee Carter Hall

The Claw in Her Heart

Published Mar 16, 2018 · 3,151 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 219 views

Fantasy contemporary Family dark portal fantasy siblings animals

A brother and sister discover a fantasy world full of magic and delight—but every world has its secrets. Are those talking animals really as friendly as they look?

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A little girl walking along a path.
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Renee Carter Hall

How Mother Rabbit Lost Her Name

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 350 words (2 minutes) · 241 views

Horror Satire Strange anthropomorphic dark animals flash fiction

Can elegant clothes and human manners tame the wild within?

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Dreamy shot of blackberries from a bowl.