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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 15 views

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

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Tim McDaniel

Hop and Hop with Gleepglop-Geep! A Bedtime Reader

Published Oct 12, 2019 · 1,904 words (7 minutes) · 61 views

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Gleepglop-Geep learns valuable life lessons as she begins to grow up -- lessons about sibling rivalry, defeating Mother, and taking her place in society.

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KJ Kabza

Cat Fight

Published Sep 26, 2019 · 2,172 words (8 minutes)

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Kyle isn't so good at listening to people--especially his grandmother, who he's stuck spending the summer with. So when she warns him to stay away from the abandoned house on the hill, Kyle takes his dog Shark and explores it immediately. And what he awakens there isn't so good at listening, either...

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Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Hobbits

Published Sep 6, 2019 · 3,946 words (15 minutes) · 77 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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Steven Harper

Fatherhood

Published Aug 4, 2019 · 6,002 words (22 minutes) · 115 views

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I'm back from a month in Germany! Now I can get back to posting more stories. "Fatherhood" was published in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY'S FANTASY MAGAZINE. It started during a night walk in the woods when I found myself at the edge of a cliff staring down at the trees, an oddly compelling sensation. The story, however, stalled out about halfway through, and I set it aside for almost a year. I finally figured out how to finish it.

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KJ Kabza

Jakkit's Ferocious Mount

Published Mar 14, 2019 · 2,010 words (8 minutes) · 10 views

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Jakkit has an impossible dream of growing up to become a dragon-riding Flamerider Knight, though he’s just a kitchen boy who works in the castle gardens. And Flour, Jakkit’s runty, mutant dragon, is hardly Flamerider material either. But a draco who can’t roar, fly, or breathe fire has to be good for something… and Jakkit needs to figure out what, before the castle gets impatient with Flour’s growing size and appetite and kicks the both of them out.

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KJ Kabza

Merry Christmas and Lucky Jibblewooch

Published Dec 29, 2018 · 2,624 words (10 minutes) · 22 views

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Lara hates living on the planet Brax. The school and work days are longer, her family can’t make enough money, her Braxan house "ticks like a clock whenever it’s windy outside," and to top it all off, there’s no Christmas on Brax. But when a classmate teaches Lara about the Braxan holiday of Jibblewooch, Lara thinks she sees a way to turn her family’s luck around.

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KJ Kabza

You Don't Know Where That's Been

Published Nov 27, 2018 · 1,285 words (5 minutes) · 13 views

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Trash heaps at the road side are full of cool treasure, but Drew’s mom doesn’t understand, and she insists that his finds are dangerous junk that’s full of germs. Maybe—as Drew suspects after he brings home a mysterious amulet that makes him itch and break out in dragon scales—she’s right.

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Tim McDaniel

Proactive

Published Nov 1, 2018 · 3,277 words (12 minutes) · 256 views

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Cooper and Mia are a couple of kids who want to have an adventure, like the adventures the kids in the books they read have. The only thing is, those kids all seem to be orphans. The next step is obvious.

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KJ Kabza

Memories of Happy Childhood

Published Oct 24, 2018 · 886 words (4 minutes) · 14 views

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Brad’s father is perfecting a secret mind-control ray on behalf of the government. Too bad it only works from orbit, and Brad’s whole family has been banished to space until Brad’s father can get it to work.

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