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Edward Ashton

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Edward Ashton lives with his adorably mopey dog, his inordinately patient wife, and a steadily diminishing number of daughters in Rochester, New York, where he studies new cancer therapies by day, and writes about the awful things his research may lead to by night. He is the author of the novels Three Days in April and The End of Ordinary, as well as several dozen short stories which have appeared in venues ranging from the newsletter of an Italian sausage company to Fireside Magazine, Flash Fiction Online, and Escape Pod.

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Jenna

Published Jul 4, 2020 · 927 words (4 minutes) · 50 views

Literary Fiction

I'm not sure exactly what this story is. Not a romance, though.

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Wolves

Published May 26, 2020 · 4,414 words (17 minutes) · 1 like · 82 views

Science Fiction alien invasion

This is a story about what we do to survive, and what we're willing to sacrifice for others.

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NPCs

Published Feb 27, 2020 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 141 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Romance

This is a story about love mostly, with a small sprinkling of philosophy and quantum weirdness.

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Dahlia

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 978 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 232 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love loss regret

Sometimes I write my hopes. Sometimes I write my fears. This story is one of the latter.

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Midnight in Absheron

Published Sep 2, 2019 · 6,598 words (24 minutes) · 214 views

Science Fiction far-future SF

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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The Butterfly Effect

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 1,336 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 299 views

Fantasy Humor Science Fiction Romance Kielbasa time travel Nazis Elephants

This story includes Nazi elephants. If that doesn't hook you, I honestly don't know what will.

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Backup

Published May 30, 2019 · 3,574 words (13 minutes) · 333 views

Science Fiction Immortality

Imagine that when you go to sleep at night, you don’t just go to sleep. You die. You die, and when you wake up it’s someone completely different looking out from behind your eyes. Question: would that make any practical difference in your life? Is there any way you’d even be able to tell?

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Morning Sun

Published Apr 21, 2019 · 982 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 294 views

Literary Fiction

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

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The Bird

Published Mar 8, 2019 · 3,412 words (13 minutes) · 2 likes · 368 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Science Fiction

A story of love and loss and hard choices, and also a talking bird.

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Monsters

Published Nov 29, 2018 · 1,005 words (4 minutes) · 408 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Love

At night, the monsters come. This is not a fantasy, really. It is not a faery tale. It does not have a happy ending.

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