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Tim McDaniel

Taken, One after Another

Dec 25, 2018 · 729 words (3 minutes) · 48 views


Sometimes, in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, it's necessary to leave your hideout and look for a place of lasting safety.

man leaning on frosted glass panel door

Alex Pearl

White Elephant: The Reckoning

Dec 24, 2018 · 617 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 85 views

Humor Strange

In time for the holidays, a story written for a White Elephant gift exchange. Naturally, the cosmos is at stake.


K. V. Johansen

The Serpent Bride

Dec 24, 2018 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 5 views

Fantasy Historical Love

Benedikte, transformed to a snake by her brother and his nurse, walks in the dreams of knights to find the one who can break her curse.

gray snake on tree

Nancy Jane Moore


Dec 23, 2018 · 2,031 words (8 minutes) · 155 views

Science Fiction

I've posted this story in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was the model for the associate justice mentioned in the story. It's an old story, one of my first publications (it won a contest at the National Law Journal in the 1990s). At Clarion West, I discussed it with Michael Bishop, who thought my take on the Supreme Court might be too extreme. Given the way things are right now, I'm afraid my take might not be extreme enough.


Tim McDaniel

Sucks to be You

Dec 23, 2018 · 2,266 words (9 minutes) · 58 views

Fantasy Humor

Paul undergoes an experimental procedure designed to increase his allotment of luck. But if Paul gets lucky, how will the rest of us fare?

storm near leafed plants

KJ Kabza

Sputnik 2, Interior

Dec 23, 2018 · 184 words (1 minute) · 4 views

Science Fiction


Deborah L. Davitt

The Maze in the Sea of Voices

Dec 22, 2018 · 4,754 words (18 minutes) · 58 views

Horror Science Fiction

A crew of three aboard a small dirigible floating above the liquid oxygen sea of a distant ice moon find signs of alien life--and one of them must come to realize how isolated she's become from humanity, as she reaches out to encounter the unknown.

Waves along the coastline of the Maldives

Deborah L. Davitt

Conceit and Capability

Dec 22, 2018 · 1,024 words (4 minutes) · 65 views

Classic Fantasy Humor Historical

Jane Austen never wrote about dragons. But perhaps she might enjoy this gentle satire of her style.

selective focus photography of crocodile

Tim McDaniel

Squamous and Eldritch Get a Yard Sale Bargain

Dec 21, 2018 · 3,424 words (13 minutes) · 56 views

Fantasy Horror Humor

You can find arcane and dangerous tomes in unlikely places... but if you take such a book home, be careful how you treat it!


Corie Ralston

Maps to God

Dec 20, 2018 · 2,515 words (10 minutes) · 60 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction

The transitions in life are the times we are most aware, the times we feel we are closer to a higher truth, the times that stick to us like lint on a sweater, which we sometimes don't notice until after the day is over.