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Laurie Tom

Kite Dancer

Published Oct 14, 2019 · 6,036 words (22 minutes)

Fantasy Historical steampunk alternate history World War I WWI

In an alternate World War I, the German Empire lures China to its side of the war with the promise of returning the land taken from them by the Japanese. For Germany, the largest benefit is gaining the considerable talent of China's kite dancers and their ability to command the wind. For Ke-fung, she wants the freedom of her hometown, and a way to prove her worth in the wake of the injury that has taken her sight.

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Stephen Dedman

The Pretender

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 6,054 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 41 views

Fantasy Historical arthurian polyamory LBGQT characters Camelot Matter of Britain

An Arthurian tale first published in Realms of Fantasy (with wonderful Alan Lee artwork!), and my contribution to Pride Month here in Perth. Many thanks to Phyllis Ann Karr for her invaluable THE KING ARTHUR COMPANION.

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C.L. Holland

A Celebration in Blue Silk

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 5,207 words (19 minutes)

Fantasy time travel female protagonist

Allegra is a war bride, married to the man who conquered her family's lands and slaughtered those she loved. Now, twelve years later, a loyal retainer offers hopes for revenge - but it will cost Allegra everything.

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Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️
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Edward Ashton

Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 7 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love loss regret

Sometimes I write my hopes. Sometimes I write my fears. This story is one of the latter.

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S. N. Arly

Non-Binding

Updated Oct 11, 2019 · 1,268 words (5 minutes) · 31 views

Fantasy magic Mythological creatures Angst with a happy ending

Adric is a teen vampire living in the Midwest. When things go wrong at home, he moves in with family and tries to put himself back together. With the help of a Romani girl with an unusual magic, he just might be able to restore his balance and sense of self.

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This trip was interesting because my sleeping arrangement didn’t workout, so for a week I slept on a random dorm mattress, and used my camera bag as a pillow.
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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 64 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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James Van Pelt

Classroom of the Living Dead

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 575 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 34 views

Fantasy Horror zombies teaching high school

Apocalypses, like politics, are all local, and who you are will give you a different experience of the end of the world than anyone else.

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You never know when you will come across a zombie. It could even be while you are eating avocado on toast in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
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Elizabeth Hopkinson

The Legend of the Bradford Boar

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 69 views

Classic Fantasy Historical retelling Yorkshire myths and legends local legend

Discover the Yorkshire legend of the Bradford Boar, retold by Elizabeth Hopkinson. A fearsome boar guards the well. Can anyone defefat it?

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Charlotte Platt

Swimming Lessons

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 2,020 words (8 minutes) · 32 views

Fantasy Love Strange supernatural spooky soft

Lenny Graham has come back to Heartbreak Hotel (now The Deluxe) for his last intended trip. A chance conversation over tea and grief brings him new friends and surprising revelations.

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Wendy Nikel

One Who Does Not Sleep

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 3,048 words (12 minutes) · 19 views

Classic Fantasy Historical magic young adult coffee

When a bag of magical beans goes missing, a girl tasked with waking the city must confront the being she most fears.

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This shot was taken in the medieval Turku Castle, Finland. A group of Chinese tourists suddenly stormed the entrance as I were taking a couple of shots of the courtyard. Interesting though, this made the shot much better, as they appear to be very ghost-like, thanks to a long exposure. The visitors now became the Castle Ghosts in my photo.