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Story of the Week: October 17

Good Genes

By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Horror

10163 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.

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Featured October 17, 2018

Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Good Genes

10163 words (37 minutes) · 2 likes

Horror

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.

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Featured October 10, 2018

Beverly Suarez-Beard

Rosita's Baby

7371 words (27 minutes) · 4 likes

Science FictionStrange

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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Featured October 3, 2018

Trent Jamieson

My Brother is God

2631 words (10 minutes) · 5 likes

Fantasy

A young man named Terry realizes his younger brother is, against all odds, God. Don’t miss this funny and surreal story about family by Trent Jamieson, an award-winning novelist and short story writer based in Australia.

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Featured September 25, 2018

Jessica Reisman

When the Ice Goes Out

3319 words (13 minutes) · 5 likes

FantasyHorrorLiterary Fiction

Isobel’s sister may have drowned, but now she’s awake, under the lake... and she wants something. Author Jessica Reisman’s short fiction has appeared in many venues, including Tor.com, and her science fiction adventure novel SUBSTRATE PHANTOMS is now available from Resurrection House Books.

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Featured September 18, 2018

Jen Knox

Open Times

2380 words (9 minutes) · 2 likes

ClassicLiterary Fiction

An overworked doctor faces emergency surgery, a dearth of caffeine, and the challenge to inspire (or scare off) a group of med students—all before 8am. An Ohio-born writer, Jen Knox's work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions and nominated for a Pushcart prize, among many others.

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Featured September 12, 2018

KJ Kabza

The Game Room

3779 words (14 minutes) · 1 like

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After the death of their parents, five siblings face mysterious changes to their rambling old house: rooms shift in the night, and familiar doorways lead to unknown places. Author KJ Kabza’s short story collection THE RAMSHEAD ALGORITHM is now available from Pink Narcissus Press, and dozens of his stories can be found on Curious Fictions.

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