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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Resident

Published May 22, 2019 · 2,264 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 24 views

Fantasy Horror Humor Magical Realism haunted house Baen

This is another tale that appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. Most of the story was from a vivid dream that stopped just a few paragraphs shy of the end. It was as if the Writing Muses had designed a test in which I must choose whether the story I was telling was humor or horror. Me, being me, I opted for both. It's about an estate agent and a "haunted" house.

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J.R.H. Lawless

The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 15 views

Horror Humor Satire Science Fiction Anthology Travel Solar System Cookbook food Drink space Report short story

In this early short story, originally published in the Ouen Press 2018 Short Story Competition Anthology, what starts out as a deep Solar System explorer's guide to food in space gradually turns into something more dire.

Chef’s Station
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Stephen Dedman

Twilight of Idols

Published May 16, 2019 · 5,298 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 33 views

Fantasy Horror Historical World War II Fafnir Ring Saga

She hoped for a hero. Unfortunately, she found Adolf Hitler.

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Deep Into That Darkness Peering

Published May 15, 2019 · 1,942 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 24 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Humor Literary Fiction Science Fiction Historical Poe Pastiche

One night in San Francisco, resentment, ennui, and Amontillado.

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Shawn Cropley

Forehead

Published May 14, 2019 · 972 words (4 minutes) · 38 views

Horror

A teenager's embarrassment becomes an unspeakable horror.

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James Van Pelt

Savannah is Six

Published May 11, 2019 · 6,935 words (26 minutes) · 1 like · 56 views

Fantasy Horror ghost swimming lake

Poul, Leesa and their daughter Savannah vacation at the lake every year, but the waters there are deep, cold and hold memories as toothy, dark and silent as the pike who glide just out of sight. The story received an honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Contains adult content.

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S. N. Arly

The Good Doctor

Published May 8, 2019 · 1,479 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 37 views

Horror dark fiction contemporary Realistic

For several years one of my jobs involved helping new doctors complete death certificates. I also typed and submitted them for doctors who’d been doing this a while. This story came from some of the conversations we had.

This was captured well waiting for the doctor who was busy at the time
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Maria Haskins

Fräulein Maria

Published May 7, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 38 views

Fantasy Horror retribution old woman

An old cleaning lady gets on the elevator, but she might not be cleaning just the ordinary dirt and grime.

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H.L. Fullerton

A Mary Shelley Moment

Published May 7, 2019 · 244 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 25 views

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Daddy hasn't been the same since he died.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Electoral Changes

Published May 4, 2019 · 979 words (4 minutes) · 22 views

Horror Satire gargoyles political allegory political campaigns

Campaign manager Molly Martinez has a bigger problem than she anticipated when her friend Reed McAllen, the manager for the candidate in the next Congressional district, disappears. Things are not what they seem to be....

Notre Dame gargoyle sunrise.