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Chris Cooper

The Dreadful Objects - Chapter 1

Published Nov 15, 2018 · 1,506 words (6 minutes) · 10 likes · 1819 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

When his reclusive uncle commits suicide in a mansion full of curiosities, Jamie Lawson is left to clean up his dusty estate. As Jamie peels back the layers of his uncle’s life as a semi-famous horror author, he discovers an eerie connection between his uncle’s works and real life tragedies. Now, he must uncover the truth behind his uncle’s books while trying to rebuild his life in a new town. But, the bizarre facts he uncovers may just threaten his new life and everyone in it.

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Featured July 31, 2018

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Wendy Nikel

The Six Hundred Universes of Jenny Zars

Published Jul 24, 2018 · 2,059 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 986 views

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In a thousand different universes, the possibilities to remake your life might as well be endless. Wendy Nikel, crack author and tea aficionado, creates beautifully-constructed, gem-like short stories. Read fifteen of them on Curious Fictions.

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I started biking out of necessity. Coming back to school was a task in itself and now I had no car to get there. Luckily when I moved to Marquette, Michigan I knew I could find a place close to campus within biking distance. I should have planned it out better - I went from casual biking to streamlining down Third Street along side cars and trucks to get to class on time. Eventually I got the hang of it and now I’m not the one resting against the wall. My thighs have never looked better.
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Premee Mohamed

The Last

Published Apr 9, 2018 · 4,978 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 884 views

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Featured February 6, 2019

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John Wiswell

Wet

Published Feb 6, 2019 · 2,146 words (8 minutes) · 8 likes · 959 views

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Immortal beings are uniquely well-suited to careers in hostage negotiation and search-and-rescue work — but befriending a child ghost with her own secrets is a much harder job. Don’t miss this eerie and touching story by John Wiswell, a New York-based author whose work has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Pseudopod, and more.

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Featured January 9, 2019

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Shira Lipkin

Never Chose This Way

Published Jan 9, 2019 · 1,550 words (6 minutes) · 10 likes · 1013 views

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They’ve been hidden away in hospitals and boot camps because they’re not “good girls,” but maybe they aren’t girls at all. Author Shira Lipkin’s work has appeared in Salon, Strange Horizons, and Apex Magazine, among others, and has been recognized by the Million Writers and Rhysling Awards. Shira also co-edits Liminality, a magazine of speculative poetry.

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Featured February 21, 2018

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Anatoly Belilovsky

Iron Feliks

Published Feb 13, 2018 · 2,521 words (10 minutes) · 2 likes · 847 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

Russia’s recent past may be a bit different than you remember in this week’s featured story by Anatoly Belilovsky. Anatoly learned English from Star Trek reruns and went on to become a pediatrician in an area of New York where English is only the fourth most commonly used language. His original and translated work has appeared in NATURE, F&SF, Daily Science Fiction, and many other fine publications.

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Victoria Feistner

Melanie in the Underworld

Published Mar 13, 2018 · 14,635 words (54 minutes) · 901 views

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Holly Lyn Walrath

Mermaid Hunt

Published Mar 9, 2018 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 4 likes · 875 views

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Captain Marda is hunting mermaids...or are they hunting her?

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R. K. Duncan

The Best Busker in the World

Published Aug 27, 2018 · 1,653 words (7 minutes) · 847 views

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Be careful who you listen too. Don't look for anything too long.

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Featured October 10, 2018

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Beverly Suarez-Beard

Rosita's Baby

Published Oct 7, 2018 · 7,371 words (27 minutes) · 9 likes · 825 views

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.

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