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KJ Kabza

The Land of Stone and Stars

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

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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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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 12 views

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A mother who's lost her son meets another sort of child in need. . . .

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KJ Kabza

Picture Day

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

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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

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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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Featured September 20, 2019

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Grayson Bray Morris

The Gifted Sommelier

Published Sep 17, 2019 · 873 words (4 minutes) · 8 likes · 243 views

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An undead sommelier’s job never ends, finding and serving the vintages that help the dead pass on to the other side. But one mystery eludes him: the identity of the proprietor of the hotel of the dead. Can he help her find peace after centuries in purgatory?

Author Grayson Bray Morris lives in the Netherlands, and her work has appeared in Abyss & Apex, Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and more.

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Angela Yuriko Smith

Sobras

Updated Sep 4, 2019 · 8,572 words (32 minutes) · 413 views

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Las sobras son los trozos deliciosos al final de la fiesta. Tal vez la comida fue interrumpida, o la cena se llenó demasiado. Tal vez la comida salió mal y fue interrumpida por un contratiempo. Cualquiera que sea la razón, es una pena desperdiciar buenos restos. Leftovers es una colección de cuentos publicados previamente por Angela Yuriko Smith que estará disponible en Amazon en 2020.

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Jeremy Szal

Tomorrow, the Sunset Will Be Blue

Published Jul 14, 2019 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 6 likes · 406 views

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It’s not for everyone, but Sola and Benn jumped at the chance for a new life at a remote research outpost—one with deadly metal dust in the air and hauntingly magical sunsets. But that may all change thanks to a secret Sola can't quite bring herself to face.

Author Jeremy Szal is the fiction editor for the Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa, as his work has appeared in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and more.

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John Wiswell

On the Deathbed of Carl Rudolph

Published May 29, 2019 · 681 words (3 minutes) · 146 views

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Charlotte Platt

Clipboard

Published May 15, 2019 · 2,035 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 264 views

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A trip into the paperwork of death, and what we choose to do when faced with our own options.

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Charlotte Platt

Crow's Flight

Published May 1, 2019 · 1,229 words (5 minutes) · 182 views

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A man sacrifices a woman to his god only for there to be a snag. Shame, that. This is another self indulgent Gothic story of mine, short and punchy and based in the same building as Black Building Session.

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I got up really early this morning in June to get some nice shots of the sun rising over the meadows of the river Regnitz in Erlangen, Germany. When I was just leaving I saw this crow sitting on a low branch of a nearby bush and was lucky that I had the tele lens with me. Just a bird enjoying the early sun in the morning. A reminder for us all to relax and don’t rush too much.