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Charlotte Platt

The Hungry Forest

Published Sep 11, 2019 · 1,817 words (7 minutes) · 1 like · 54 views

Fantasy Strange folklore Forests weird not quite a happy ending but almost

What do you do when the wheels of power ignore your plight? Find a way around the wheels, or break them. This story takes inspiration from a few different folklore areas and was originally written as an experiment in side kick stories, which I am not too well versed in.

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I love forests and were long due a trip so we went to Dalby forest in Yorkshire. The mist fell as we arrived and got this beautiful eerie image that reminded us of the forbidden forest in Harry Potter!
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Charlotte Platt

Claim Sanctuary

Published Sep 4, 2019 · 3,099 words (12 minutes) · 50 views

Horror Literary Fiction Strange crime spooky sort of drugs

Originally featured in the marvelous Darkhouse Books "Sanctuary" anthology, this is the tale of some cathedral based breaking and entering and strange friends. Based in Orkney's beautiful St Magnus Cathedral, an earlier version of this short story placed second in the Marjory Linklater Award 2006.

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Charlotte Platt

Leading Light

Published Aug 7, 2019 · 2,089 words (8 minutes) · 96 views

Fantasy Humor Strange magic islands Orkney WW2

In this slightly 'punk, slightly magical tale, a squadron of WW2 female pilots are on a mission to cause nuisance. Inspired by an open call by the wonderful Gallery of Curiosities, this story is a mixture of real WW2 information and magical re-imagination. Extra points for those who can spot the real life parts.

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Charlotte Platt

"Digging" is now included in a podcast!

Published Aug 6, 2019 · 97 words (1 minute) · 48 views

Horror Strange lgbtq podcasts Digging reprint technically

My short story Digging has been made into part of a podcast by the fabulous people over at Monsters Out of The Closet, link below!

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I Am Become
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Charlotte Platt

Island Dig

Published Jul 24, 2019 · 806 words (3 minutes) · 83 views

Horror Strange island digs archeology is a dangerous job at least in my universe

Sneaking out for a cig has never been better for this archeologists, but what happened while he was away?

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Charlotte Platt

Manna from Above

Published Jul 17, 2019 · 1,506 words (6 minutes) · 102 views

Fantasy Strange climate change weird fishpeople in-universe

Manna from Above is a short story about death, rot, and the turning cycles of the natural world. The story is set in the same universe as Sacrament and Off Kilter, though at different timing, and features a favourite character of mine.

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Out to Sea
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Charlotte Platt

Blessing

Published Jul 10, 2019 · 6,021 words (22 minutes) · 105 views

Horror Humor Strange Family gore vengence

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Katrina Smith

Bar Hive Beekeeping

Published Jun 12, 2019 · 2,003 words (8 minutes) · 2 likes · 145 views

Literary Fiction Science Fiction Lyrical Strange dark philosophical postapocalyptic Rules of the Run

Life behind the Wall is difficult to comprehend for most of the Lost. For the Sisters Penitent, control is the only thing that still makes sense-- and for the Marshal, control is the only thing that matters.

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Novae Caelum

Possibilities of a Quantum Soul

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 1,008 words (4 minutes) · 7 likes · 415 views

Fantasy Horror Literary Fiction Mystery Science Fiction transgender slipstream weird lgbtq quantum Strange nonbinary

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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Katrina Smith

Language of the Gulls

Published Jun 5, 2019 · 4,676 words (18 minutes) · 98 views

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Inside the Walls, Turtle and his sister navigate the organized zealotry that has taken hold of the survivors in the quarantine zone by running and hiding. A quiet morning on a lonely beach is too good an opportunity for salvage to pass up-- but even stolen moments and memories come with a cost, and sometimes not even belief can save you.

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