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Megan Lee Beals

Cozy horror and fairy tales. Lie down in the moss with me and rest until it seeps into your bones. <3

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Megan Lee Beals lives in Tacoma, Washington with her husband and their once-feral cat. When she is not writing, she is fostering mason bees in her modest city garden, sewing things which attempt to defy physics, forgetting to pull the bread from the oven, and acquiring new hobbies at an unsustainable rate. You can find her blog and other sundries at meganleebeals.com

Her fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Flash Fiction Online and has been recorded at Cast of Wonders and Toasted Cake.

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Where You Get Your Ideas

Published Sep 5, 2020 · 2,148 words (8 minutes) · 123 views

Fantasy

Jay (who might be made of dust bunnies) is apprenticed to a craftswoman in small workshop at the crossroads of fiction where they create props for all your fictional needs.

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Shop in the Old City of Jerusalem

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Lawrence in the Last Days of Knowing

Published Jul 22, 2020 · 5,213 words (19 minutes) · 1 like · 226 views

Literary Fiction

This is a story about the most famous author in the western literary world, and how she does not exist.

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White gear on pink flatlay

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Poppies

Published Feb 5, 2020 · 2,812 words (11 minutes) · 2 likes · 303 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

Some time after a strange apocalypse, a woman helps to uproot a young girl who grows poppies out of her head.

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The young girl and the rose.
Featured October 11, 2019

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The Late Mr. Folsom's Luminosity Shop

Published Oct 5, 2019 · 2,993 words (11 minutes) · 6 likes · 760 views

Fantasy

A junior clerk at the Ministry of the Unknown, Oren is charged with rooting out magic whenever he finds it. But when Mr. Folsom dies and a portrait of his long-lost daughter comes to life (and is summarily accused of tax evasion), Oren must decide who he truly fights for.Megan Lee Beals works in a bookstore by day and on her writing by night. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and the Cast of Wonders podcast.

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Ahuizotle Learns to Fish

Published Jun 22, 2019 · 2,026 words (8 minutes) · 433 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

A girl with a hand at the end of her tail attempts to connect with her wild sister.

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Deep Blue

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A Sea Without Oysters

Published Jun 4, 2019 · 1,445 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 442 views

Fantasy fable witch

An explanation for where oysters come from, and how pearls came to be locked inside them.

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Coastal storm brewing

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Good Fairies

Published Dec 26, 2018 · 4,148 words (16 minutes) · 738 views

Fantasy

A bad fairy and a good boy bond over a mutual love of beekeeping.

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Crime Scene Investigators near giant dead insect

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Silk Will Hold the Bones Together

Published Sep 7, 2018 · 5,748 words (21 minutes) · 836 views

Fantasy Horror Love

One thousand spiders inhabit the corpse of a woman to keep her husband from being alone.

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