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S. N. Arly

Deputy Death

Published Mar 21, 2020 · 5,881 words (22 minutes) · 194 views

Fantasy Horror Humor powers Death Personified contemporary magic young adult teen

When a strange man comes to her family's suburban door, Liz was intrigued. She didn't expect him to know far more about her and her not-so-secret mystical power than a stranger had any right.

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Wendy Nikel

Always Let Your Dragon Fly First Class

Published Mar 19, 2020 · 1,706 words (7 minutes) · 118 views

Fantasy Humor contemporary dragon Travel fun contemporary fantasy

It isn’t easy taking a dragon on vacation…

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Featured March 19, 2020

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Fonda Lee

Old Souls

Published Mar 17, 2020 · 9,013 words (33 minutes) · 8 likes · 898 views

Fantasy contemporary reincarnation

Claire Leung-Hartley has the rare ability to see others’ previous lives with the touch of her hand. But all she really wants is to find a way to break the pattern of her own previous lives and live past twenty.

Fonda Lee is the multitalented Aurora and World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Green Bone Saga. She’s also written comics for Marvel and penned the YA novels Zeroboxer, Exo, and Cross Fire.

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Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️
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Matthew Castleman

Requisition

Published Feb 26, 2020 · 1,707 words (7 minutes)

Science Fiction contemporary Action spy psychological

It was gonna be just a normal day before all the accidental espionage and mind control.

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Carrie Vaughn

The Happiest Place

Published Feb 19, 2020 · 4,396 words (16 minutes) · 10 likes · 608 views

Fantasy contemporary magic princess Wishes

Maddie makes ends meet playing a princess in a theme park. It’s an easy enough gig—except when she’s trying to put on a happy face for a terminally ill kid and her family. But when a mysterious tiara turns up, she learns wishes may actually come true... at a very steep price.

Carrie Vaughn is the author of several bestselling fantasy and science fiction novels and more than 80 short stories. Her work has won the Philip K. Dick Award and been nominated for two Hugo Awards. After a nomadic childhood, she put down roots in Boulder, Colorado.

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S. N. Arly

A Vaguely Familiar Holiday

Published Dec 20, 2019 · 967 words (4 minutes) · 219 views

Fantasy Witchcraft contemporary young adult teen urban fantasy Paris Young Adult Fantasy

A companion to Something Familiar, this gives us a peek into Hēi Māo's first holiday with his new witch and family.

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James Van Pelt

Small Town News

Published Dec 18, 2019 · 4,958 words (19 minutes) · 251 views

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There are many stories about mythical, impossible places, like Brigadoon or Narnia. When you find a magical locale like that, you want to stay. Such is Downey, Colorado. Hard to find. Easy to lose. But if you do discover that you've made it there, you know that you should never leave, which is exactly what Brant, a small-town journalist discovers in this Christmas tale.

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S. N. Arly

Something Familiar - Chapter 8-34

Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 43,414 words (158 minutes)

Fantasy Witchcraft contemporary Shape-shifter magic young adult teen urban fantasy Paris

The continued adventure of a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. Chapters 1-7 are available for free - https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2151-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapters-1-7 Chapters 8-34 are available for purchase or free for subscribers.

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Something Familiar - Chapters 1-7

Updated Sep 14, 2019 · 9,498 words (35 minutes) · 2176 views

Fantasy Witchcraft contemporary Shape-shifter magic young adult teen urban fantasy Paris

Follow a runaway shape-shifter’s quest for a safe home and a teen witch’s search for a familiar. These are the first few chapters of a novella that came out in late May 2019. If you enjoy these chapters and want to read the rest, you can find it here: https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2533-s-n-arly-something-familiar-chapter-8-34 , free to subscribers and $3.00 for everyone else.

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Wendy Nikel

Plain Jane Learns to Knit Wormholes

Published May 31, 2019 · 786 words (3 minutes) · 369 views

Humor Science Fiction time travel contemporary

A group of church ladies has a tough decision to make when they accidentally open a portal through time.

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