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Stephanie Lorée

The Woman on the Bench

Published Oct 2, 2019 · 985 words (4 minutes) · 3 likes · 43 views

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A blind woman who can only see ghosts works to release them from their eternal haunts.

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Patrick Hendry
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KJ Kabza

The Soul in the Bell Jar

Published Sep 13, 2019 · 10,379 words (38 minutes)

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When 11-year-old Lindsome's self-absorbed parents take a trip around the world, she is sent to live with her great-uncle in his remote, crumbling estate. And the rumors about it are true: her uncle, the half-mad scientist Professor Dandrige, lets his gruesome, undead experiments wander the grounds. But the rotting animal corpses that move in the dark are the least taboo of the estate's secrets, and Lindsome will need to unravel each one to stop the Professor's most nightmarish experiment of all.

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Laurie Tom

Hunters of the Dead

Published Aug 19, 2019 · 6,107 words (23 minutes)

Fantasy dark fantasy undead

The mindless undead rise in the borderlands in the wake of the Ravaging a century ago. Bereft of the king's protection, the people of the borderlands now rely on hunters to protect their homes and help reclaim the land that was once safe for humans to live.

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Laura Anne Gilman

Poison Garden

Published Aug 11, 2019 · 372 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 2 views

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Be careful what you're thinking, when you work with growing things....

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Laura Anne Gilman

Don't Toot Your Horn

Published Aug 11, 2019 · 3,095 words (12 minutes) · 181 views

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In a world you can only find through sleepless exhaustion, everything you ever dreamed of is yours. For a price.

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If you walk down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan at night around the holidays, you are there to see the high-end stores’ window displays. This scene, one of many in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, shows a woman conducting madness of music around her in what seems to be an all-too-fitting metaphor to close out twenty seventeen.
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Laurie Tom

The World That You Want

Published Aug 5, 2019 · 4,031 words (15 minutes)

Fantasy Horror post-apocalpytic dark fantasy

The world has ended and demons now rule a land of ghosts where scattered humans scavenge like rats to survive. But the world does not have to remain this way, and Joan finds herself on a reluctant journey to the place where humanity's future can be reborn.

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After a long flight from Europe, I woke up at around 3am local time and searched for what to do… I found a trail to hike from just north of Hollywood to the Griffith Observatory. An incredible experience as the sun rose over the city of millions. Good morning and a good Friday to all!
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Emma Osborne

The Box Wife

Published Jul 24, 2019 · 2,549 words (10 minutes) · 67 views

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If you run your hands over me you’ll be pulling splinters from your palms for days. I am in a room bare and dark.

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Featured July 12, 2019

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Laurie Tom

Unfilial Child

Published Jul 8, 2019 · 3,986 words (15 minutes) · 9 likes · 436 views

Fantasy dark fantasy folklore urban fantasy

June tries to be a dutiful granddaughter, always bringing gifts on her weekend visits (if not a husband or great-grandchildren). But when her grandmother takes in a mysterious infant, June learns her own childhood⁠—and her parents’ disappearance⁠—may not have been what it seemed.

Author Laurie Tom lives in Los Angeles, and her work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, IGMS, Crossed Genres, and many more.

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This picture was taken late in the day on my first full day in NYC. One of my life long dreams is to travel to China, so I felt like a visit to Chinatown might give me a tiny taste of what it might be like. It exceed my expectations in almost every way. This part of the trip reenforced desires to travel abroad, specifically Asia and China.
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Wendy Nikel

Kingdom of Dust and Boils

Published Jul 1, 2019 · 3,046 words (12 minutes) · 115 views

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A boy is bound by magic to keep the secrets of the Pharoah’s son.

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A.C. Wise

Matthew, Waiting

Published Jun 6, 2019 · 3,395 words (13 minutes) · 8 likes · 1308 views

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The world after The Change isn't the way Matthew remembers it, but then, his memory isn't what it used to be these days. All he knows now is that the makeshift orphanage he presides over has many Annes, but he's looking for the right one. Enjoy this post-apocalyptic tale inspired by an unusual source: Anne of Green Gables.

Author A.C. Wise's work has appeared in Tor.com, Apex Magazine, and the Year's Best Horror and Science Fiction anthologies. She has two collections published with Lethe Press, and a novella forthcoming from Broken Eye Books.

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Taken in December 2014.  I arrived at Lake Tekapo shortly before sunset.  This was taken just after the sun had set behind me.