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James Van Pelt

The Lies

Published Aug 21, 2019 · 1,217 words (5 minutes) · 21 views

Horror Science Fiction apocalyptic

The magnificent short story writer, Bruce Holland Rogers, said that he wrote his award-winning tale, "The Dead Boy at Your Window," from a writing prompt. The prompt was, "Begin a story with a lie." I used that prompt for this short, apocalyptic piece.

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Charlotte Platt

Horse to Water

Published Aug 21, 2019 · 4,346 words (16 minutes) · 22 views

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A volunteer at an animal shelter gets more than she bargained for when she's called to collect a horse abandoned at the side of a lake. Who is the mysterious woman who comes to collect him? And why is the horse adorned in silver jewellery? Originally published in Trouble Among the Stars #3, link https://troubleamongthestars.com/2019/08/02/issue-3-is-here/

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An early start for a photoshoot on Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park for a client. Took a series of quick shots while waiting for the sun to peak over the hills in the distance!
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Steven Harper

Iron Axe: Chapter One

Published Aug 19, 2019 · 4,218 words (16 minutes) · 22 views

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Danr grew up among humans as a hated half-troll and is enslaved to a stingy farmer. He has no hope of a better life, until strange events in the village give him a chance to change the world.

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Steven Harper

The First Maxim

Published Aug 19, 2019 · 5,803 words (22 minutes) · 20 views

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I've always loved stage magic and sleight-of-hand. One day, I found myself wondering how such a performer would work in a world where magic was real, and I wrote a story to find out. "The First Maxim" first appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine.

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Charlotte Platt

Off Kilter

Updated Aug 19, 2019 · 10,625 words (39 minutes) · 1 like · 91 views

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Off Kilter is a new fantasy serialization, based in the same universe as Sacrament, in which we follow Walter - a seer who is eternally tired - as he is told by the earth to protect Richard - a Thale boy with a knack for getting into trouble. This will be updating fortnightly and is free to my subscribers.

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Laurie Tom

Hunters of the Dead - Author Notes

Published Aug 19, 2019 · 705 words (3 minutes) · 7 views

Thoughts and inspiration regarding "Hunters of the Dead," this week's dark fantasy story for my subscribers.

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Laurie Tom

Hunters of the Dead

Published Aug 19, 2019 · 6,107 words (23 minutes)

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The mindless undead rise in the borderlands in the wake of the Ravaging a century ago. Bereft of the king's protection, the people of the borderlands now rely on hunters to protect their homes and help reclaim the land that was once safe for humans to live.

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S. N. Arly

Something Familiar

Updated Aug 18, 2019 · 6,280 words (23 minutes) · 373 views

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Follow a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. These are the first few chapters of a novella that came out in late May 2019.

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Jude-Marie Green

Derelict

Published Aug 18, 2019 · 4,506 words (17 minutes) · 9 views

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Originally published in the anthology, DESOLATE PLACES, from Hadley Rille Books (Eric T. Reynolds, Editor), this science fiction story is an example of great parts that don't quite mesh perfectly. Still, good story with a good payoff.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

Sobras

Updated Aug 18, 2019 · 4,364 words (16 minutes) · 78 views

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Las sobras son los trozos deliciosos al final de la fiesta. Tal vez la comida fue interrumpida, o la cena se llenó demasiado. Tal vez la comida salió mal y fue interrumpida por un contratiempo. Cualquiera que sea la razón, es una pena desperdiciar buenos restos. Leftovers es una colección de cuentos publicados previamente por Angela Yuriko Smith que estará disponible en Amazon en 2020.

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