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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 · 559 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) · 159 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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Matt Hughes

Wipe Out

Published May 29, 2019 · 3,281 words (12 minutes) · 134 views

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John Wiswell

On the Deathbed of Carl Rudolph

Published May 29, 2019 · 681 words (3 minutes) · 147 views

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Jude-Marie Green

Feeding The Crows

Published May 12, 2019 · 5,975 words (22 minutes) · 1 like · 191 views

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Al Marsiglia

Contract Pending - Chapter 1 & 2 of Book 1 - The Frankie Fiore series

Published May 12, 2019 · 2,265 words (9 minutes) · 159 views

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Walk on the dark side of life. Feel it! Taste it! Smell it! A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father's shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York.

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Mark R Conte

The Death of Sherlock Holmes

Published May 9, 2019 · 6,292 words (23 minutes) · 148 views

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Sherlock Holmes last case is the search for a madman who cuts of the heads of his female victims.

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Featured May 16, 2019

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

The Nature of Things

Published May 7, 2019 · 7,777 words (29 minutes) · 7 likes · 440 views

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Harry Ferguson, assistant DA, is facing two mysteries: the location of a missing murder weapon, and why his family's new house seems to have a mind of its own. To solve both these cases, he'll have to take an unorthodox approach to witness interviews—and take a hard look at what goes bump in the night.

Ahead of the weekend, enjoy this longer read by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. A founding member of Book View Cafe, she’s been shortlisted for the John Campbell, BSFA, Crawford, and Sidewise awards. Her debut novel THE MERI won the Locus Award for Best First Novel, and she co-authored The New York Times best-selling STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI.

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Phillip T. Stephens

Holiday Noir

Published May 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes) · 1 view

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Christmas morning. A crime scene in chaos. Tenace couldn’t imagine a worse way to end his year. A couch covered in children’s tears, the presents crushed into wrapping paper and Post-It notes and Santa on the carpet in front of the fireplace, face down with his skull broken open like a coconut.

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