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Familiar tales are not always what they seem. Enjoy a different spin on wicked stepparents with this week's story, “Every Orphan Child to a Good Home Should Go,” by Karlo Yeager Rodríguez. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Karlo now lives and writes in Baltimore, Maryland.Read Now
Featured October 12, 2017
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Our story this week comes with razor-sharp teeth. The Nebula-nominated “Robot,” by Helena Bell, bends genres with skin-chilling ease: it’s not often we notice Southern Gothic elements in our science fiction (or vice versa?). Helena, also a certified cave diver and former SCUBA instructor, lives and writes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We’re lucky to have several of her stories available on Curious Fictions. Give it a read, and tell us what you think.
Featured October 5, 2017
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Our featured story this week comes from Chicago-based Shane Halbach, who counts writing, knitting, and accordion-playing among his many skills. We love this story for the poignant way it captures serendipity in such a short space, and we hope you enjoy it, too. “I’ll make a copy of you when you’re feeling flirty, and you can make a copy of me when I’m feeling handsome.”
Featured September 28, 2017
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Welcome to a future happening in a conference room near you in this week's change of pace, “Re: Little Miss Apocalypse Playset,” brought to you by the wit of Effie Seiberg. Her work can be found in the “Women Destroy Science Fiction!” issue of Lightspeed, and many others. Read it on Curious Fictions—just as long as you've had your vaccinations first.
Featured September 21, 2017
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Our story this week features the mesmerizing words of L Chan, who hails from Singapore. “The Symphony of Park Myong Lee” raises the question: just how far can human potential reach when you’re one of dozens cloned and trained to emulate a star? L Chan said one idea that sparked the story was a funeral where everyone had the same face.
Featured September 14, 2017
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We’re excited to debut our first featured story by Sara Saab, a talented London-based writer, originally from Lebanon. Her work is striking for its emotional resonance across many contexts, no less in “The Botix,” featuring Arnie, an automated housekeeping unit infected with a “small mindware virus,” Escape.xprg. As Sara puts it, “he’d made a mistake, but he didn’t deserve the results.”