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James Van Pelt

Do Good

Published Nov 13, 2019 · 6,531 words (24 minutes) · 1 like · 65 views

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Few people in the world are as universally distrusted and mocked as high school vice principals. When a teacher walks down the hall, groups of students will stop talking, but when a vice principal walks down the hall groups of teachers shut up. It's a terrible stereotype. Vice principals discipline students who are in trouble and evaluate teachers. How can they be liked? How can a person in that job do good?

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Matthew Hughes

Sealed with a Kiss

Published Oct 31, 2019 · 2,242 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 87 views

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“Sealed with a Kiss,” a little police procedural that was originally written for an anthology sponsored by a Canadian regional magazine. The story was accepted but the anthology never appeared, because the town in which the editor was based, Fort McMurray, was partly destroyed by a forest fire, which disrupted a lot of people’s plans. I’ve sent it here and there, but haven’t been able to place it, so I’ve decided to put it up on Curious Fictions as a free read.

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Curtis C. Chen

Ghost Patrol

Published Oct 15, 2019 · 5,708 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 14 views

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Are you afraid of NO GHOST, though?

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Vincent L. Scarsella

The Penitent

Published Oct 7, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 212 views

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A Catholic priest hears the confession of a penitent that awakens an old demon lurking in his soul.

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James Van Pelt

Carrying the News for a Dead Paperboy

Published Sep 18, 2019 · 6,784 words (25 minutes) · 97 views

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October and Halloween are just around the corner. You can feel it in the evening breeze that's a little cooler, and there's a tone shift in the rustling of leaves as they begin the change from summer green to autumn colors. And, of course, the ghosts are waking, as they do in this story. Their night to walk freely is coming.

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Matt Hughes

Old Growth

Published Sep 5, 2019 · 5,598 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 225 views

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In 1997, I had a mystery novel out from Doubleday Canada, Downshift, that was ill-fated. The editor who wanted the book had to win a five-month argument with the marketing department. Then she left to go to another publisher three months before the novel’s release. Not good. Old Growth would have been the sequel.

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Lindsey R. Loucks

Six

Published Aug 9, 2019 · 6,029 words (22 minutes) · 101 views

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Anne has a strange feeling the mysterious lights in the sky have something to do with the number six she keeps seeing everywhere.

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Steven Harper

The Importance of Being Kevin

Published Aug 4, 2019 · 4,747 words (18 minutes) · 102 views

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To keep his probation officer happy, Kevin joins a theater program for teenagers and falls hard for Peter Finn, the lead actor in the show. Peter returns Kevin’s feelings, and for the first time, Kevin learns what it means to be in love. Until a brutal attack shatters Kevin’s life and puts Peter in danger of going to jail for murder. You can buy the full novel at https://www.amazon.com/Importance-Being-Kevin-Steven-Harper-ebook/dp/B07RLQJ8G8

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Charlotte Platt

Another Round

Published Jul 31, 2019 · 4,111 words (15 minutes) · 6 likes · 462 views

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Nel is a bartender, so she’s heard more than her fair share of tall tales and sob stories. But one gloomy Tuesday evening, a patron’s tale of intrigue and murder sends her evening in an unusual direction. Author Charlotte Platt lives in the far north of Scotland, and posts speculative fiction and horror on Curious Fictions every fortnight.

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Rhiannon R-S

Lorenza's Bones

Published Jul 25, 2019 · 5,397 words (20 minutes) · 1 like · 8 views

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Lorenza, stripped of her humanity by a deeply magical fungal forest, must confront the wild magic that changed her after a series of murders which match the way she died.

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