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Featured July 19, 2019

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Jeremy Szal

Tomorrow, the Sunset Will Be Blue

Published Jul 14, 2019 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 384 views

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It’s not for everyone, but Sola and Benn jumped at the chance for a new life at a remote research outpost—one with deadly metal dust in the air and hauntingly magical sunsets. But that may all change thanks to a secret Sola can't quite bring herself to face.

Author Jeremy Szal is the fiction editor for the Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, as his work has appeared in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and more.

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Bradley N Harper

Coyote

Published Jul 4, 2019 · 3,501 words (13 minutes)

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A half-Cherokee plainclothes detective in Baltimore has twelve hours to find a woman kidnapped by the Russian Mafia, or admit that he has once again been defeated by his spiritual nemesis, Coyote.

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Matt Hughes

Muscle

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 12,362 words (45 minutes) · 158 views

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This story that ran in Alfred Hitchcock’s, fifteen years ago. “Muscle” is, in my biased opinion, pretty cute. I think it would make a good movie, with Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Joan Cusack in the cast – and Emma Thompson, if they could get her to play the lead.

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Aeryn Rudel

A Man of Many Hats

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 829 words (4 minutes) · 204 views

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“The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”
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Dan Stout

Titanshade - Chapter 1

Published Jun 27, 2019 · 2,862 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 118 views

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An excerpt from Titanshade (DAW Books, 2019) a noir fantasy thriller set in an oil boomtown where magic is real, disco rules the radio, and good cops are hard to find.

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James Van Pelt

Voices

Published Jun 14, 2019 · 5,760 words (21 minutes) · 1 like · 143 views

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Everyone knows about time travel paradoxes and how they make travel into history impossible, but there are ways around the problems, and if you could go back in time, to your best and worst days, what would you discover? Could you answer your deepest mysteries?

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Al Marsiglia

I'll See You In My Screams

Published Jun 7, 2019 · 3,772 words (14 minutes) · 185 views

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George Graham discovers you must be very careful what or who you wish for! Dear reader - Your comments will be appreciated - Al Marsiglia

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Featured June 13, 2019

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Novae Caelum

Possibilities of a Quantum Soul

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 1,008 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 516 views

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A human being with a quantum soul contains many possible lives and identities. If you unmake one of those lives, is it theft, murder, or none of the above? Dari struggles to find the woman responsible and reclaim their own identity.

Holly Heisey is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer whose work has appeared in Escape Pod, Transcendent 2, F&SF, SciFutures, and more. They generously make many of their #ownvoices stories available under a Creative Commons license, and share a roundup of all their LGBTQIA work on Curious Fictions here.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Plums. With Coffee

Published Jun 4, 2019 · 999 words (4 minutes) · 1 view

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Murder, cold plums and coffee and a lost scrap of poetry.

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Matt Hughes

Wipe Out

Published May 29, 2019 · 3,281 words (12 minutes) · 146 views

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Wipe Out was the third in my series from long ago about an ambitious Vancouver burglar named Mikey that ran in the lamented and brilliant online magazine, Blue Murder, back around the turn of the century. Today’s readers will note that advances in IT render the plot unworkable. But in those days, it was a thing.

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