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KJ Kabza

You Can Take It With You

Updated Jan 22, 2020 · 16,421 words (60 minutes)

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It's been said of wealth that you can't take it with you when you die--but now, you can. As long as you've got the money, you can pay to have a digital duplicate of your consciousness cavort in a simulated afterlife on a private server forever. Unless you're Lehann Margrove, who got separated from his husband and duped into a "Paradise" he never wanted.

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R. K. Duncan

Bury Your Love Head Down (Poem)

Published Jan 10, 2020 · 173 words (1 minute) · 53 views

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A poem about death and myth and transformations.

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KJ Kabza

Announcing a complete novella in 7 parts: "You Can Take It With You"

Published Jan 4, 2020 · 252 words (1 minute) · 55 views

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Announcing "You Can Take It With You," a science fiction novella about privatized digital afterlives. One new chapter will post each week.

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KJ Kabza

The Land of Stone and Stars

Published Dec 9, 2019 · 4,287 words (16 minutes)

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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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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 49 views

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A mother who's lost her son meets another sort of child in need. . . .

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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 2,517 words (10 minutes)

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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) · 172 views

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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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Grayson Bray Morris

The Gifted Sommelier

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 873 words (4 minutes) · 8 likes · 301 views

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An undead sommelier’s job never ends, finding and serving the vintages that help the dead pass on to the other side. But one mystery eludes him: the identity of the proprietor of the hotel of the dead. Can he help her find peace after centuries in purgatory?

Author Grayson Bray Morris lives in the Netherlands, and her work has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and more.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

Sobras

Updated Sep 4, 2019 · 8,572 words (32 minutes) · 570 views

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Las sobras son los trozos deliciosos al final de la fiesta. Tal vez la comida fue interrumpida, o la cena se llenó demasiado. Tal vez la comida salió mal y fue interrumpida por un contratiempo. Cualquiera que sea la razón, es una pena desperdiciar buenos restos. Leftovers es una colección de cuentos publicados previamente por Angela Yuriko Smith que estará disponible en Amazon en 2020.

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Jeremy Szal

Tomorrow, the Sunset Will Be Blue

Published Jul 14, 2019 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 451 views

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It’s not for everyone, but Sola and Benn jumped at the chance for a new life at a remote research outpost—one with deadly metal dust in the air and hauntingly magical sunsets. But that may all change thanks to a secret Sola can't quite bring herself to face.

Author Jeremy Szal is the fiction editor for the Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, as his work has appeared in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and more.

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