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Featured September 11, 2020

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James Van Pelt

The Family Rocket

Published Aug 30, 2020 · 2,319 words (9 minutes) · 280 views

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As a child, Lorenzo’s father took him and his siblings on a fantastic trip to Mars—or so the story goes. But what if none of it happened at all? In this creative sequel to Ray Bradbury’s “The Rocket,” James Van Pelt imagines what happens when credulous children grow into skeptical adults.

Van Pelt has been nominated for the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, Pushcart Prize, and more. His limited-edition hardcover short story collection, THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT, is now available for preorder from Fairwood Press.

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James Van Pelt

Father's Dragon

Published Nov 20, 2019 · 3,271 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 292 views

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It's tough to be a father while still dealing with being a son. How can you condemn him for abandoning you when you want to run away yourself?

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Jordan Kurella

Helen of Sorrows

Published Aug 10, 2019 · 3,877 words (15 minutes) · 278 views

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Helen is a psychiatrist, grieving the loss of her husband. But when she finds his skeleton in a sinkhole in her back yard, the grief becomes complicated, and things that once made sense, stop making sense entirely.

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Elizabeth Hopkinson

A Wingless Wedding

Published Jun 20, 2019 · 1,022 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 644 views

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Every bride is nervous on her wedding day. But this is the first ever wedding of two Wingless in the history of the planet. In front of intergalactic press. “A Wingless Wedding is the last story in Asexual Myths & Tales. Runner-up in the Mother's Milk Prize 2018.

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Stephen S. Power

The Face of All the World Is Changed

Published Apr 14, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 453 views

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If Facebook can predict whom some users will marry, what does that mean for the rest of us...and for marriage?

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Shannon Page

Penelope Unraveling

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 2,884 words (11 minutes) · 2 likes · 670 views

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This story has never been published anywhere before now. When I was submitting stories regularly, I sent it everywhere; it gathered many, many near-miss rejections--"We love it but..." "Just not quite right..." Then I got deep into writing novels and set aside all short stories for years (I still don't write much short fiction these days). But there's a truth in this little piece that won't quite let go of me. I hope you enjoy it.

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Wendy Nikel

A Gift for His Beloved, Post-Apocalypse

Published Feb 19, 2019 · 273 words (1 minute) · 2 likes · 404 views

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A man sifts through the world’s ruined remains in search of the perfect gift for his wedding anniversary.

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KJ Kabza

The Other Half

Published Jan 5, 2019 · 99 words (1 minute) · 389 views

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A strong marriage can lead to an expansion of your being. Even more so when your spouse is a telepath.

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Roger Ley

The Last Word

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 620 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 557 views

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A divorced father of two contemplates his ex-wife's fate as she prepares to leave the solar system in an experimental faster than light spacecraft.

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KJ Kabza

Surface Tension

Published Aug 14, 2018 · 1,003 words (4 minutes) · 587 views

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Jess can literally walk on water. But not even this stereotypically god-like talent can help him be a good husband to his wife Brianna, and Jess must learn that meeting someone on their own level is the first step toward trust.

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