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Dawn Bonanno

How Cherry Coke Saved My Life

Published Jan 19, 2020 · 896 words (4 minutes) · 85 views

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A humorous flash fiction on life with an alien.

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A.M. Dellamonica

Bottleneck

Published Jan 11, 2020 · 7,771 words (29 minutes) · 24 views

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KJ Kabza

We Don't Talk About Death

Published Dec 27, 2019 · 5,513 words (21 minutes) · 1 view

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According to my mom, the only thing I've ever been good at is sitting around like an idiot, and she's 100% right. Whereas my co-pilot Allie O'Donovan--with her calibrated synesthetic schizophrenia, and her ability to fly spaceships through Ureality for faster-than-light travel--is interesting, and probably the sort of person who's good at everything. So how come when we fly missions together, she's the one who's afraid?

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Premee Mohamed

The Moving Stars

Published Dec 5, 2019 · 5,094 words (19 minutes) · 4 likes · 350 views

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The Sulusk is a special guest on the Johnny Carson show. Its body looks like broken glass, and its voice emerges through a staticky translator to say: one human of their choosing will become ambassador to Earth. At home, Sally immediately knows they speak of her infant daughter—even if no one else believes her.

Premee Mohamed is an Indo-Caribbean scientist and spec fic writer based in Canada. Her work has been published by Automata Review, Mythic Delirium, Pseudopod, Nightmare Magazine, and many others.

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Barbara Krasnoff

About "The Memory of Touch"

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 167 words (1 minute) · 60 views

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How I came to write the short story "A Memory of Touch"

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Barbara Krasnoff

The Memory of Touch

Published Oct 9, 2019 · 3,925 words (15 minutes) · 154 views

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Sometimes, surviving isn't enough.

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Hobbits

Published Sep 6, 2019 · 3,946 words (15 minutes) · 99 views

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Stephen King once said that he used his writing in the horror genre to confront his worst fears. His philosophy was to call them out, not hide from them. I decided to try this out and got one of my favorite science fiction stories out of it. It first appeared in Analog magazine and was later anthologized in a fantasy anthology from Questar, placed firmly in the midst of actual fantasy stories. Did writing "Hobbits" really help deal with a mother's fears? It did.

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Carlie St. George

This Lexicon of Bone and Feathers

Published Aug 22, 2019 · 4,880 words (18 minutes) · 217 views

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Four different alien species, recently at war, meet at a culture conference in an effort to find unity through art. When monsters attack, a small group of female and non-binary artist-warriors must band together to prove they can peacefully coexist and defeat said monsters.

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Lindsey R. Loucks

Six

Published Aug 9, 2019 · 6,029 words (22 minutes) · 136 views

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Anne has a strange feeling the mysterious lights in the sky have something to do with the number six she keeps seeing everywhere.

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Jeremy Szal

The dataSultan of Streets and Stars

Published Aug 3, 2019 · 6,904 words (26 minutes)

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A hacker with a price on his head returns to Istanbul to retrieve rogue AIs involved in a massacre. Only, the AIs have grown more intelligent (and mystical) than anyone thought possible.

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