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Charlotte Platt

Neither Fishing nor Mending Nets chapter 12

Published May 22, 2019 · 1,906 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 31 views

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We discover what happened to Raymond, and Alice has to face an unexpected visitor. This is chapter twelve of a larger work, which deals with a disabled young woman in a rural community and the people she comes to know once she leaves home. This will update fortnightly

My wife and i were walking the docks of Petersburg, Alaska, an active fishing port, when I noticed these bright yellow floats. I love the way their rounded shape and bright color contrast with the net, which is black and angular.


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Resident

Published May 22, 2019 · 2,264 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 19 views

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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.



J.R.H. Lawless

The Terroir From Beyond Space

Published May 21, 2019 · 4,058 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 13 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.

Chef’s Station


Anatoly Belilovsky

Deep Into That Darkness Peering

Published May 15, 2019 · 1,942 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 23 views

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

Candle Fire


Charlotte Platt


Published May 15, 2019 · 2,035 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 103 views

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A trip into the paperwork of death, and what we choose to do when faced with our own options.

Trendy Restaurant Table


C.L. Holland

Ode to My Dark Lady

Published May 14, 2019 · 109 words (1 minute) · 59 views

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This poem was written in a workshop about parodying Shakespeare. The cat this was written about is still, seven years later, just as terrible.

Kylo Ren


Nancy Jane Moore

Alternate Explanation

Published May 11, 2019 · 115 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 88 views

Humor Historical flash fiction Shakespeare

This is a very, very short story from back in the early days of Book View Cafe when I was publishing a flash fiction every week (eventually collected in Flashes of Illumination). I was inspired to post it by this article in The Atlantic.



Beth Goder

How to Identify an Alien Shark

Published May 10, 2019 · 693 words (3 minutes) · 19 views

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This photo was taken on a snorkel trip out a few miles off the coast of Oahu. I had seen an add for swimming with sharks and couldn’t pass the opportunity up. They took us on a boat out to spot in the ocean where the sharks gathered and we just jumped in no cage or anything! There were at least 40+ sharks by the guides estimate. It was one of the most surreal and coolest experiences of my life to share the open ocean with these creatures! I happened to snap this photo with my GoPro.


Beth Goder

The Fermi Loneliness Problem

Published May 10, 2019 · 4,914 words (18 minutes) · 24 views

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Featured May 16, 2019


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 198 views

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This story appeared in Jim Baen's Universe magazine and in Best of Jim Baen's Universe in 2006. It was inspired by the age-old questions that have stumped philosophers, academicians and rank and file humans for centuries: When you put two socks in the washer and only one comes out, where do the other socks go? Why is my wallet in the freezer? And who put an empty milk carton back in the fridge? Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is not only plagued by such questions, he has a murder to solve.