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Found 114 stories and posts tagged 'Satire'.



J.R.H. Lawless

The Terroir From Beyond Space

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

Horror Humor Satire Science Fiction Anthology Travel Solar System Cookbook food Drink space Report short story

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


C.L. Holland

Ode to My Dark Lady

Published May 14, 2019 · 109 words (1 minute) · 65 views

Humor Literary Fiction Satire cats poetry Shakespeare parody

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


C.L. Holland

The Owl and Great Cthulhu

Published May 12, 2019 · 307 words (2 minutes) · 24 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Satire poetry Lovecraft parody

From Rome with love and my eyes in the sky… for all Unsplash Community


Phillip T. Stephens

Mimicking Human Behavior: A field guide for extraterrestrial visitors

Published May 5, 2019 · 1,337 words (5 minutes) · 34 views

Humor Satire Science Fiction manners tourism alien abduction alien invasion Alien etiquette

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”

Aiien ettiquette


Steven Harper

Bite Me

Published May 5, 2019 · 5,052 words (19 minutes) · 25 views

Fantasy Humor Satire zombies sword and sorcery walking dead magic Monsters zombie funny

We all know zombies bite. Maybe the way to fight them is to bite back. When I was invited to submit to CHICKS AND BALANCES, the final CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL anthology, I realized I had no ideas for a story. Nothing. Bupkis. So I combed back through my files and thought it might be nice to find out what Dagmar and Ramdane have been up to. The deadline was only a few days away, so I wrote in a great hurry. Later I discovered the publisher had chosen "Bite Me" for the cover!

Chicks in chainmail chicks and balances 7 2015


Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Electoral Changes

Published May 4, 2019 · 979 words (4 minutes) · 22 views

Horror Satire gargoyles political allegory political campaigns

Campaign manager Molly Martinez has a bigger problem than she anticipated when her friend Reed McAllen, the manager for the candidate in the next Congressional district, disappears. Things are not what they seem to be....

Notre Dame gargoyle sunrise.
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Jason Franks

Into the Adlight

Published Apr 16, 2019 · 3,378 words (13 minutes) · 3 likes · 485 views

Satire Science Fiction cyberpunk documentary punk advertising

Published in 2012, this is a cyberpunk satire about guerilla documentary-making, advertising, and data security. I have republished it here because I saw this article today, which makes it look as though the central conceit of the story might soon be a reality: Sigh.

Two special roundabouts


Steven Harper

Smoke and Mirrors

Published Apr 15, 2019 · 8,819 words (33 minutes) · 45 views

Fantasy Humor Satire magic funny sword and sorcery

In which our heroes handle a trapped familiar, an evil magician, and a gorgon. All at once. "Smoke and Mirrors" first appeared in Esther Friesner's TURN THE OTHER CHICK anthology, the fifth of the CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL series. I wrote a sequel to it for the last Chicks anthology. I'll post it next week!



David Perlmutter

"Peg O' My Heart"

Published Apr 13, 2019 · 8,251 words (31 minutes) · 78 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction

A beloved superhero has been senselessly killed. And her dearest friends won't stop until they find out who did it- and why it happened.



Barbara Krasnoff

Seder Guest

Published Apr 10, 2019 · 2,487 words (10 minutes) · 2 likes · 104 views

Fantasy Satire

Sometimes, you have to trust your kids when they bring home their latest loves.

Wedding day in France