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Wendy Nikel

Dr. Optera's Intelligent Bugs

Apr 23, 2019 · 1,901 words (7 minutes)

Humor Science Fiction Sci-Fi Horror insect

Dr. Cole Optera’s experiments in teaching insects how to communicate has unexpected consequences which force him to re-think his idea.


Fonda Lee

Jade City - Chapter 1

Apr 23, 2019 · 2,957 words (11 minutes) · 6 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Excerpt from Jade City (Orbit, 2017). Book One of the Green Bone Saga. Nebula and Locus Award finalist. Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

She Could Be Me

Apr 23, 2019 · 1,032 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 65 views

Horror atmospheric twilight zone cocktails socialites lightning

On Celia's way to an afternoon cocktail date, a lightning strike takes her on a journey into the Twilight Zone.

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Fonda Lee

Jade War - Chapter 1

Apr 22, 2019 · 2,274 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 19 views

Fantasy Gangsters Kung Fu Family Saga Modern Era Asia-Inspired Epic Urban Fantasy

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jade War, the second book in the Green Bone Saga, releasing on July 23 from Orbit. Contains spoilers for Jade City.

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KJ Kabza

Rowling in the Year 3000

Apr 21, 2019 · 1,086 words (4 minutes)

Science Fiction

Long after her death, the estate of J.K. Rowling is a money-making machine, capitalizing on the creative output of dozens of her clones—just as all wealthy literary estates do in the year 3000. But J.K. Rowling clone Melanie refuses to let any other person (or entity) profit from her own creative spark. Can she refuse to write forever? Would giving in be so terrible? Or is there another way?


Edward Ashton

Morning Sun

Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Literary Fiction

You may not think it, but this is a story about hope.


Jaymee Goh

In the Heart of Yellow Mountain

Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 177 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance steampunk queer puzzle labyrinth

Jin Fan, an aspiring courtier, travels to Yellow Mountain to bring back a sprig of emerald bamboo from a legendary labyrinth, to find spoiled childhood playmate/mistress Xiao Ling vying for the same. Now she has to traverse the labyrinth, without somehow throttling Xiao Ling, or getting killed by a mysterious brigand taking out the other hopefuls.


James Van Pelt

Flying in the Heart of the Lafayette Escadrille

Apr 21, 2019 · 4,675 words (17 minutes) · 20 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Historical war WWI Flying

Some bars try to create an atmosphere to transport their patrons to other worlds. After a few drinks, they might even succeed. Poor, lonely Eddie, adrift in a Denver singles bar, experiences two worlds that look like they shouldn't have anything to do with each other, until they suddenly do.


Bill Schubart


Apr 20, 2019 · 1,432 words (6 minutes) · 5 views

Literary Fiction dairy farming grass-fed beef farming Vermont farms

A story of an old Vermont farmer failing in the industrialized dairy business which has become alien to him and he tries a new type of farming.

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Angela Yuriko Smith


Apr 20, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Classic Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction power of words girl forest good versus evil fairy tale witch word

A young girl defeats an evil witch using only words. Stick and stones won't break bones, but words can save a life. Originally written for Spreading the Writer’s Word 12-25-2018

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