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Featured July 12, 2019

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Laurie Tom

Unfilial Child

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 3,986 words (15 minutes) · 8 likes · 178 views

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June tries to be a dutiful granddaughter, always bringing gifts on her weekend visits (if not a husband or great-grandchildren). But when her grandmother takes in a mysterious infant, June learns her own childhood⁠—and her parents’ disappearance⁠—may not have been what it seemed.

Author Laurie Tom lives in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, IGMS, Crossed Genres, and many more.

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This picture was taken late in the day on my first full day in NYC. One of my life long dreams is to travel to China, so I felt like a visit to Chinatown might give me a tiny taste of what it might be like. It exceed my expectations in almost every way. This part of the trip reenforced desires to travel abroad, specifically Asia and China.
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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

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

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

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Featured June 7, 2019

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A.C. Wise

Matthew, Waiting

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 3,395 words (13 minutes) · 7 likes · 1138 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction post-apocalyptic dark fantasy canadian

The world after The Change isn't the way Matthew remembers it, but then, his memory isn't what it used to be these days. All he knows now is that the makeshift orphanage he presides over has many Annes, but he's looking for the right one. Enjoy this post-apocalyptic tale inspired by an unusual source: Anne of Green Gables.

Author A.C. Wise's work has appeared in Tor.com, Apex Magazine, and the Year's Best Horror and Science Fiction anthologies. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella forthcoming from Broken Eye Books.

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Taken in December 2014.  I arrived at Lake Tekapo shortly before sunset.  This was taken just after the sun had set behind me.
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C.L. Holland

The Message

Published May 7, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 116 views

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Trying to win approval, Odeled offers to deliver a message to his father's enemies. But at what cost?

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Rachele Gabriel

Better

Published May 2, 2019 · 8,466 words (31 minutes) · 6 likes · 391 views

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After his fiancee commits suicide, a young man goes to horrific lengths to resurrect her.

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Vanessa Fogg

Of Milk and Blood

Published Apr 19, 2019 · 2,449 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 85 views

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Brian Burt

Soul or Eclipse

Published Apr 7, 2019 · 5,398 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 154 views

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The inner lights of the people of Munson were being eaten away by some primeval darkness. Only Lita Hoile could see it happening... but could she stop it?

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During move-in week the solar eclipse passed over us. Experiencing it and being able to take photos of it was the adventure of a lifetime.
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Alan Baxter

HIDDEN CITY (first 2 chapters)

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 2,088 words (8 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Mystery dark fantasy weird

The first two chapters of my dark supernatural noir novel, HIDDEN CITY, published by Gryphonwood Press 2018. It's like The Dresden Files meets H P Lovecraft meets Raymond Chandler.

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N.R. Lambert

When the Slipling Comes to Call

Published Mar 25, 2019 · 3,097 words (12 minutes) · 100 views

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An ancient evil meets her match...

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I love forests and were long due a trip so we went to Dalby forest in Yorkshire. The mist fell as we arrived and got this beautiful eerie image that reminded us of the forbidden forest in Harry Potter!
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C.L. Holland

The Noise

Published Mar 5, 2019 · 707 words (3 minutes) · 162 views

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Prompted by the ramblings of a numbers station, Svetlana searches for her brother on an abandoned military base.

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