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Tom Marcinko

Whiter Teeth, Fresher Breath

Published Jan 17, 2021 · 3,976 words (15 minutes) · 113 views

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Author note: Caution: This story includes alien sex and dentistry (also alien). This was my first fiction sale ever, to David Pringle at Interzone, in the remote former lifetime that was 1994. I'll see if I can get the OK to post the gorgeous illustrations here.

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Dawn Bonanno

Sarah's Little Monster Hunter

Published Aug 11, 2020 · 1,299 words (5 minutes) · 183 views

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Sarah and the adorable Monster Hunter Keefer do everything they can to send the Suneaters away, but can they vanquish the beasts before her parents make matters worse?

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Featured May 16, 2020

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C. L. Kagmi

Twiceborn

Published May 16, 2020 · 1,917 words (7 minutes) · 5 likes · 538 views

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Jackson, staring down the specter of extinction, chose his own human host carefully. But not as carefully as he’s chosen his “daughter,” a 7-year-old girl who will become his species’ last hope.

Author C. L. Kagmi studied neuroscience and worked in laboratory and clinical research for seven years before becoming a full-time editor and award-winning short fiction author.

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James Van Pelt

Notes From the Field

Published Apr 15, 2020 · 5,245 words (20 minutes) · 375 views

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What could be lonelier than being an alien investigator tasked with researching human interaction when you can't communicate with anyone who knows who you really are?

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Madeleine E. Robins

The Boarder

Published Apr 6, 2020 · 4,745 words (18 minutes) · 2 likes · 1147 views

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About a little old lady, an alien, and the faceless bureaucracy that brings them together.

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Featured January 22, 2020

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Wendy Nikel

Questions Posed in an Alien Tongue

Published Jan 15, 2020 · 1,286 words (5 minutes) · 4 likes · 794 views

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At age five, she survived a crash landing on an alien planet. At age twenty, she's charged with learning what brought her ship here. But the answers may permanently change her relationship with her keepers—or are they her captors?

Wendy Nikel, tea aficionado and flash fiction expert, has published dozens of short stories in venues such as Nature Futures, Daily Science Fiction, and Flash Fiction Online. Her time travel novella, THE CONTINUUM, is now available from World Weaver Press.

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I was experimenting with water, cooking oil and different color patterns displayed by an old iPad. I like the "jupiterian vibe" of this particular bubble.
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Marie Vibbert

The Willing Body, the Reluctant Heart

Published Nov 21, 2019 · 1,852 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 570 views

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A body collects friends heart, lung, and brain to seek out these strange new aliens who seem to have only one intelligence per body. AnLab Reader’s Choice Finalist! Printed in Chinese in Science Fiction World November, 2019

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Featured July 26, 2019

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Marlee Jane Ward

The Beasts and the Birthday

Published Jul 25, 2019 · 5,157 words (19 minutes) · 4 likes · 1033 views

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The beasts that changed the world came just before Georgia was born. Her family’s struggles to survive haunt them still — but, years later, a taboo birthday celebration might be enough to keep hope alive.

Author Marlee Jane Ward lives in Melbourne, Australia, and her work has appeared in Interfictions, Terraform, Apex, and more. The final installment in her award-winning Orphancorp trilogy is now available from Brio Books.

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Featured July 19, 2019

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Jeremy Szal

Tomorrow, the Sunset Will Be Blue

Published Jul 14, 2019 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 833 views

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It’s not for everyone, but Sola and Benn jumped at the chance for a new life at a remote research outpost—one with deadly metal dust in the air and hauntingly magical sunsets. But that may all change thanks to a secret Sola can't quite bring herself to face.

Author Jeremy Szal is the fiction editor for the Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, as his work has appeared in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and more.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Mimicking Human Behavior: A field guide for extraterrestrial visitors

Published May 5, 2019 · 1,337 words (5 minutes) · 649 views

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A compilation of etiquette tips for alien species to follow on their first visit to the planet. A new installment in the series “I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life”

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