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Featured July 16, 2020

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Rebecca Campbell

Deep Water

Published Jul 10, 2020 · 2,481 words (10 minutes) · 5 likes · 367 views

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A scar on her ankle. Something strange about his eyes. Nothing’s been quite the same since that childhood afternoon at the lake, when something emerged from the water. If only they could remember what it was.

Rebecca Campbell writes weird fiction, often about the islands and woods on the west coast of Canada. Her work has appeared in F&SF, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer, among others, and been shortlisted for the Sunburst Award.

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Ben Serna-Grey

4k Views celebratory post: The Poor Little Monster who Always got Picked on by all the Popular Monsters

Published May 20, 2020 · 238 words (1 minute) · 109 views

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To celebrate the support and readership of wonderful people, a post with a story I wrote in grade school.

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Ephiny Gale

Emelia and the Undrowned

Published May 17, 2020 · 945 words (4 minutes) · 214 views

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The squids save some children from drowning, and afterwards those children are never the same.

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Maria Haskins

Firstborn

Published May 11, 2020 · 3,009 words (11 minutes) · 1 like · 475 views

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A mother worries that something is wrong with her child, or with herself.

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Deborah L. Davitt

A Mother's Love

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 992 words (4 minutes) · 244 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) · 394 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) · 348 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) · 466 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) · 174 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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