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James Van Pelt

The Road's End

Published Nov 10, 2020 · 3,116 words (12 minutes) · 86 views

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Carrie Vaughn wrote a beautiful story called "Strife Lingers in Memory." It appeared in Realms of Fantasy, as this story did. Carrie looked at epic fantasy, like Lord of the Rings, and asked what happens to the heroes after the battles are done? I loved the question, so I wrote my answer to the question. "The Road's End" is also in a conversation with Tennyson's poem, "Ulysses." How can an old man put aside his adventures when his entire life is based on the idea of "not to yield"?

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We went to Germany for one day to explore some famous instagram photo spots. The first stop was Burg Eltz during sunrise. With no tourists there yet and this amazing fog covering the castle it was like a fairytale.
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James Van Pelt

The Family Rocket

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 2,319 words (9 minutes) · 319 views

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As a child, Lorenzo’s father took him and his siblings on a fantastic trip to Mars—or so the story goes. But what if none of it happened at all? In this creative sequel to Ray Bradbury’s “The Rocket,” James Van Pelt imagines what happens when credulous children grow into skeptical adults.

Van Pelt has been nominated for the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, Pushcart Prize, and more. His limited-edition hardcover short story collection, THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT, is now available for preorder from Fairwood Press.

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James Van Pelt

Father's Dragon

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 3,271 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 308 views

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It's tough to be a father while still dealing with being a son. How can you condemn him for abandoning you when you want to run away yourself?

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Jordan Kurella

Helen of Sorrows

Published Aug 10, 2019 · 3,877 words (15 minutes) · 320 views

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Helen is a psychiatrist, grieving the loss of her husband. But when she finds his skeleton in a sinkhole in her back yard, the grief becomes complicated, and things that once made sense, stop making sense entirely.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

A Wingless Wedding

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 1,022 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 669 views

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Every bride is nervous on her wedding day. But this is the first ever wedding of two Wingless in the history of the planet. In front of intergalactic press. “A Wingless Wedding is the last story in Asexual Myths & Tales. Runner-up in the Mother's Milk Prize 2018.

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Stephen S. Power

The Face of All the World Is Changed

Published Apr 14, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 471 views

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If Facebook can predict whom some users will marry, what does that mean for the rest of us...and for marriage?

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Shannon Page

Penelope Unraveling

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 2,884 words (11 minutes) · 2 likes · 693 views

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This story has never been published anywhere before now. When I was submitting stories regularly, I sent it everywhere; it gathered many, many near-miss rejections--"We love it but..." "Just not quite right..." Then I got deep into writing novels and set aside all short stories for years (I still don't write much short fiction these days). But there's a truth in this little piece that won't quite let go of me. I hope you enjoy it.

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Wendy Nikel

A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Published Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 420 views

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A man sifts through the world’s ruined remains in search of the perfect gift for his wedding anniversary.

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Mixing a couple of my favorite hobbies: photography and making things like cute little hearts.
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KJ Kabza

The Other Half

Published Jan 5, 2019 · 99 words (1 minute) · 405 views

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A strong marriage can lead to an expansion of your being. Even more so when your spouse is a telepath.

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Roger Ley

The Last Word

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 620 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 578 views

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A divorced father of two contemplates his ex-wife's fate as she prepares to leave the solar system in an experimental faster than light spacecraft.

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