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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 47 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) · 1 like · 85 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) · 134 views

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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 · 93 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 · 265 views

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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) · 103 views

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"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) · 266 views

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Two sisters learn to see the world in new ways.

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Garrett Croker

The Shopping Cart Apocalypse

Published Nov 3, 2018 · 4,646 words (17 minutes) · 4 likes · 204 views

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Eli's stuck in a dead-end job managing the parking lot at the local big box department store. Wrangling shopping carts is not the safest job in the world when the carts seem to have a mind of their own, not to mention a taste for blood. But it's better than nothing.

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Jen Knox

Gather the Ingredients

Published Oct 10, 2018 · 5,838 words (22 minutes) · 239 views

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