Featured December 13, 2018
Paul Alex Gray
Dec 7, 2018 · 933 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes
Whether through sponsored hashtags online or meticulously-engineered celebrity comebacks on TV, you'll recognize the brave new world of personal branding in Paul Alex Gray's sharp piece of satire: an advertising proposal aimed at Medusa. Paul's work has appeared in many fine venues, including Nature Futures, Andromeda Spaceways, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
Featured December 5, 2018
James Van Pelt
Dec 2, 2018 · 2,994 words (11 minutes) · 4 likes
Twelve-year-old Dustin plans to be the first to cross the lake’s thin ice this winter... but he doesn’t expect to find someone walking on the underside of it. A finalist for the Nebula, Sturgeon, and Campbell awards, author James Van Pelt taught English for 37 years before becoming a full-time writer.
Featured November 28, 2018
Grayson Bray Morris
Nov 27, 2018 · 1,752 words (7 minutes) · 4 likes
Literary Fiction Science Fiction
Beth hosts a niche science show with a modest audience. When a representative from the National Office of Truth in Media (part of the president’s War on Misinformation) comes on board to help edit scripts, ratings soar. But she soon realizes this help isn’t what it seems, and might just have devastating consequences for her own family and the country. A mathematician by training and an assembly programmer in a previous career, author Grayson Bray Morris is now a translator and writer based in the Netherlands.
Featured November 21, 2018
Nov 17, 2018 · 1,339 words (5 minutes) · 1 like
Fantasy Humor Satire
If you're looking forward to a day off and a lot of food, you'll definitely enjoy Effie Seiberg's ode to procrastination, kitten GIFs, and demonic possession in “Just One More Kitten GIF.” A talented author and satirist, Effie's fiction has appeared in an eclectic range of venues, including Lightspeed, Fireside Fiction, and PodCastle.
Featured November 14, 2018
Nov 13, 2018 · 1,069 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes
Featured story, meet featured chapter. We're excited to feature an excerpt from Katharine Dion's debut novel The Dependents, which was released earlier this year by Little, Brown. After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Take a peek at the featured chapter for a glimpse into their relationship and a book that TIME, Entertainment Weekly, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Brit + Co., all called one of the best books of the summer. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Katharine is also a MacDowell Fellow and the recipient of a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Katharine's inspiration for this novel on Curious Fictions here.
Featured November 7, 2018
Nov 8, 2018 · 1,471 words (6 minutes) · 2 likes
We have something new for you today: the latest installment in Premee Mohamed's always-witty series of posts about the writing and submissions process. Read on as Premee explores the different ways authors write, and the sometimes dangerous locations authors write from (or put their house guests). Subscribe to Premee on Curious Fictions to get updates on her future posts.
Featured October 31, 2018
Oct 26, 2018 · 3,191 words (12 minutes) · 7 likes
Fantasy Horror Strange
Get ready for an unsettling Halloween read by Rachele Gabriel. A young woman faces her demons when a gruesome creature comes to her corner of the desert and offers her her heart's desire. An accomplished horror writer in the short and serialized form, Rachele lives with three dogs and a parrot in a haunted house in southern California.
Featured October 24, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 · 3,582 words (14 minutes) · 3 likes
When visiting his grandmother’s rambling old Victorian, twelve-year-old Aiden investigates mysterious screams coming from that inscrutable old device: the landline. Hugo-nominated and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Nick Mamatas has published an eclectic mix of short stories and novels.
Featured October 17, 2018
Rebecca Gomez Farrell
Oct 16, 2018 · 10,163 words (37 minutes) · 2 likes
Get ready for Halloween with this unsettling tale by Rebecca Gomez Farrell. A woman and her kids flee to a small town called Enos, hoping for stability and safety, but they soon realize something isn’t quite right with the town’s eerily pale residents. Rebecca is a twenty-time published short story author, runs an award-winning food and travel blog, and her debut novel WINGS UNSEEN is now out from Meerkat Press.
Featured October 10, 2018
Oct 7, 2018 · 7,371 words (27 minutes) · 8 likes
Science Fiction Strange
Roger and his parents hide in the hills as a virus reshapes humankind into something more alien. But when he meets Rosita, an infected survivor and her baby, all his assumptions change. Author Beverly Suarez-Beard, previously a semi-finalist for a Nebula Award, takes us on an eerie, post-apocalyptic journey in her first story on Curious Fictions.