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Daniel Roy

May the Pain Guide You Home

Published Oct 24, 2020 · 2,847 words (11 minutes) · 36 views

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A shared memory recording brings together a soldier's grieving mother and a shell-shocked war reporter.

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Gunkanjima is an abandoned island. Its appearance is unbelievable: surrounded by a sea wall, you will find an entire abandoned city with huge concrete buildings. Discover my adventures at Gunkanjima here: offbeatjapan.org/gunkanjima
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Wendy Nikel

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Stardust

Published Jun 15, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 219 views

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When the inventor of a space elevator dies of in an epidemic, her family says goodbye to her in an unusual way.

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Maria Haskins

The Weight of the Sea

Published Dec 12, 2019 · 984 words (4 minutes) · 901 views

Fantasy Horror Grief

A woman walks the streets of a town. Once, she was a mother. She is something else now.

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Deborah L. Davitt

Wings at Midnight, Wings at Dawn

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 3,774 words (14 minutes) · 277 views

Fantasy Grief transformation loss Acceptance

Sometimes what we need, is what we can give.

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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 290 views

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

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Garrett Croker

Light Breaking on Glass

Published Nov 3, 2019 · 6,861 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 384 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction 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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Ben Serna-Grey

Where Gods Dance

Published Oct 11, 2019 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 440 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 · 1219 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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Ephiny Gale

As Long as We Both Shall Live and After, Too

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 686 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 398 views

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"Before she dies to save us both, my wife shears off a chunk of her hair, thrusts it into my hands and tells me to take care of the cat."

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Hayley Stone

Late Bloomer

Published Apr 26, 2019 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 671 views

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An old widow grapples with unexpected power after finding herself suddenly visited by magic.

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