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KJ Kabza

The Land of Stone and Stars

Published Dec 9, 2019 · 4,287 words (16 minutes)

Fantasy Science Fiction coping Quest fairy tale quests Family fable death alien planets

Crushed by the loss of his only daughter and last surviving family member, Jackrabbit knows what he must do: venture to the permanently dark side of his homeworld, "the land of stone and stars," so he can find his daughter's spirit among the dead and bring her back before she ascends with the others into the sky. But the journey across the extremes of the planet's habitable zones is hard and bewildering, and for Jackrabbit to succeed, he must lose even more.

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R. K. Duncan

The Thirty-Eight-Hundred Bone Coat

Published Dec 1, 2019 · 8,408 words (31 minutes) · 58 views

Fantasy Family bones diving money anxiety

Navid is a bone-diver, and he will risk body and soul in the black river for a chance to lift his family to wealth and security beyond their trade.

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Jen Knox

A PERPETUAL STATE OF AWE

Published Nov 28, 2019 · 2,263 words (9 minutes) · 21 views

Literary Fiction snowstorm Family fema jen knox short story eco fiction storm story

We count to three and pull hard to gain an inch of light. The ice around the door gives, and a clump of snow is released. The fresh air feels nice for a moment, before it begins to bite at our cheeks. Yesterday’s snow is now an undercoat, and the powdery top layer glistens.

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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 65 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction angst feels Family cancer short story Grief body horror

Gideon spent years watching the disease take his grandfather's body one piece of glass at a time. Now, struggling to come to terms with his grandfather's death, Gideon must deal with the fact that his own body is slowly succumbing to the same fate. Content warning for self-harm.

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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

Published Oct 13, 2019 · 2,517 words (10 minutes)

Literary Fiction Family siblings death coping twins

Clumsy, messy Nick and his twin Annie owe their mother one last act: a professional, studio portrait of themselves in clean clothes that fit, so they have a record of looking nice "for once". But can doing something that comes unnaturally ever be an authentic act of love?

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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 139 views

Fantasy Horror Sorrow Monsters father and son Grief magic fatherhood Family loss parenting tragedy memory obsession death

Originally published in the March 2019 issue of Apex Magazine (issue 118), it's a flash piece about a father's obsessive and insatiable grief over the loss of his son, and where his grief takes him as he's unable to move beyond it.

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Maria Haskins

Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 685 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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Sylvia Spruck Wrigley

A long way from home

Published Jul 12, 2019 · 962 words (4 minutes) · 109 views

Science Fiction Family

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Charlotte Platt

Blessing

Published Jul 10, 2019 · 6,021 words (22 minutes) · 157 views

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One of those gruesome things that people thought was a good idea once upon a time.  That of making walls and other monuments out of the bones of the dead.  This one is under a church in Blattern (Switzerland) and the general term is Ossuary.
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KJ Kabza

The Perfect Find

Published Jul 5, 2019 · 324 words (2 minutes) · 96 views

Literary Fiction Family flash fiction hoarding

With every yard sale, thrift store, and abandoned cluster of junk at the roadside, James' mother is on the hunt, and James and his father can't tell for what. When James' father disappears, James' mother finally locates the perfect find--and it's the greatest tragedy James can imagine.

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