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Featured May 5, 2021

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CB Droege

Man from Oyon

Published May 5, 2021 · 714 words (3 minutes) · 2 likes · 259 views

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The academician has been taken in by charlatans selling phony artifacts more times than he’d like to remember. But today, when he glances into the dusty mirror, a stranger peers back at him.

CB Droege is an author and voice actor from the Queen City living in the Millionendorf. He produces a weekly podcast reading other people’s stories, Manawaker Studio's Flash Fiction Podcast, and his short fiction has appeared in Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and more.

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Featured January 24, 2021

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Novae Caelum

Magnificent

Updated May 24, 2020 · 22,285 words (82 minutes) · 2 likes · 1901 views

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Born into a superhero family, all Magnificent ever wanted to do was help save the world. But is the world ready for a genderqueer superhero? Magnificent will find out. 

Novae Caelum generously made this novella free to read on Curious Fictions to help bolster nonbinary representation, which is still a very small part of traditional publishing. If you like it, please consider subscribing to Novae's work, or sending star a tip. 

Author’s content note: This story is raw and hits on a lot of raw issues, including homophobia, transphobia, bullying, gender dysphoria, depression, and suicidal ideation. It also includes learning self-worth, coming into your own, acceptance by those you love, acceptance of yourself, finding your power, and soaring above all you’ve been through. It has a happy, triumphant ending. Please read with self-care.

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Hither and Yon

Published May 4, 2020 · 2,486 words (10 minutes) · 328 views

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What really happens in the Bermuda Triangle...

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Down to a Sunless Sea

Published May 3, 2020 · 3,759 words (14 minutes) · 314 views

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https://unsplash.com/@ic03r was inspired by some blacklight photographs he found on pinterest. We suggested that we could use the colors as sparcles to create a stunning galaxy feel. That is the outcome. We plan to do another series following real star signs on face and body.
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Laurie Tom

Kite Dancer

Published Oct 14, 2019 · 6,036 words (22 minutes)

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In an alternate World War I, the German Empire lures China to its side of the war with the promise of returning the land taken from them by the Japanese. For Germany, the largest benefit is gaining the considerable talent of China's kite dancers and their ability to command the wind. For Ke-fung, she wants the freedom of her hometown, and a way to prove her worth in the wake of the injury that has taken her sight.

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Curtis C. Chen

By the Light of the Moon

Updated Jul 18, 2019 · 53,813 words (196 minutes) · 1 like · 400 views

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What if the Moon were magic? What if simply looking at the full Moon would transform one out of every ten people into a mindless animal? What if, in the year 1968, NASA decided to send three astronauts to orbit the Moon anyway?

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K.G. Anderson

His Last Victim

Published Jun 17, 2019 · 4,697 words (18 minutes) · 726 views

Historical victorian alternate history Jack the Ripper

London, November 1888. A young police officer volunteers for a novel undercover role, one for which he is uniquely suited. Thus disguised, he witnesses Jack the Ripper’s last horrific crime — and glimpses the high-level cover-up that drew the curtain over the killer’s identity.

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Jaymee Goh

Between Islands

Published Jun 15, 2019 · 6,234 words (23 minutes) · 731 views

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Merchants and colonisers. Balloon boys. Technology brought home to the Straits of Melaka to turn the tides of history.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

O, Pioneer

Published May 13, 2019 · 10,562 words (39 minutes) · 786 views

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1211 AD: Their king dead, remnants of the royal household of Hang Zhou escape the Mongol invasion by fleeing in a tiny fleet of vessels. Led by the king's steward, Wei Li, they reach the shores of the New World where they integrate into the society of the coastal tribes. Almost 300 years later, a merchant named Cristobal Colonne (Christopher Columbus) comes to the New World. In this re-imagining of the "discovery" of the American continent, things turn out a bit differently than history records.

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