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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 49 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction angst feels Family cancer short story Grief body horror

Gideon spent years watching the disease take his grandfather's body one piece of glass at a time. Now, struggling to come to terms with his grandfather's death, Gideon must deal with the fact that his own body is slowly succumbing to the same fate. Content warning for self-harm.

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Joe Mahoney

Purple Pajamas

Published Aug 8, 2019 · 553 words (3 minutes) · 72 views

Fantasy short story knives kingdom

A woman discovers a surprising truth about herself.

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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 139 views

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

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

The Yorkshire Defiance

Published Jun 17, 2019 · 1,488 words (6 minutes) · 2 likes · 192 views

Historical Family short story Shibden Hall 18th century historic house prizewinning

A desperate mother seeks her child in the house she thought she had escaped forever. Inspired by Shibden Hall, home of Anne Lister (Gentleman Jack). It is based on a true story of the Lister family in the 18th century. Shortlisted in the Historic House Short Story Competition 2014.

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Originally I went to the main hall of the Austrian National Library to attend a guided tour of the freemasonry exhibition. I was delighted by the architecture and soon fell for all the secret doors which were open - what a sign when having an exhibition on freemasons :-)
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Aeryn Rudel

Caroline

Published Jun 2, 2019 · 2,985 words (11 minutes) · 252 views

Horror short story zombie postapocalyptic

With the aid of a mysterious government agency, Barbara attempts to help her husband regain his humanity after a terrible disease turns him into a monster.

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J.R.H. Lawless

The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 177 views

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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.

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Kátia Bandeira de Mello-Gerlach

The Fate of Anton Chekhov's Ashtray

Published Apr 6, 2019 · 2,019 words (8 minutes) · 6 likes · 368 views

Classic Literary Fiction Historical short story literary stories surrealism international literature

In search of Chekhov's ashtray, one finds more than a story.

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C. Jai Ferry

"Skeleton Dance" excerpt

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 402 words (2 minutes) · 169 views

Horror Literary Fiction dark short story family drama excerpt psychological

"My grandmother wanted to kill me..." So begins a dark and disturbing look into a one young girl’s perseverance in surviving the eccentricities of her grandmother.

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Holly Lyn Walrath

The Ones Who Walk Away

Published Jan 22, 2019 · 1,482 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 117 views

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On the anniversary of her death, Ursula K. Le Guin’s most famous short story is just as relevant as it was 46 years ago.

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Jen Knox

Our Sky, the Ocean

Published Dec 19, 2018 · 735 words (3 minutes) · 382 views

Literary Fiction family stories Magical Realism our sky magic the ocean jen knox childhood story short fiction short story sisterhood

Two sisters learn to see the world in new ways.

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