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Curtis C. Chen

You Can Take the Dog Out of the Park

Published Oct 14, 2020 · 3,761 words (14 minutes)

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A lightly edited excerpt from my NaNoWriMo 2010 project (CAVE CANEM), based on the unsold short story ("Working Graves") that got me accepted to Viable Paradise 2008. Inspired by real life locations in San Francisco, California.

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CB Droege

Unfounded Identity

Published Oct 11, 2020 · 547 words (2 minutes) · 31 views

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A dragon chats with an ax about what has gone wrong.

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David Perlmutter

Game Night on Medium

Published Sep 30, 2020 · 16 words (1 minute) · 24 views

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Dawn Bonanno

Fading Light

Published Sep 22, 2020 · 3,293 words (12 minutes) · 95 views

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In the midst of his own crisis, a shaman fails to cure his friend's Blood Fever. He must choose to watch his friend die slowly, or help him find another way. Letting go is never easy.

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Dawn Bonanno

Cara's Heartsong

Published Aug 11, 2020 · 1,264 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 117 views

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When a mother's love isn't enough, how far will she go to save her sick child?

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Stephen Dedman

Ways of Honour

Published Jul 28, 2020 · 3,263 words (12 minutes) · 113 views

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Contrary to myth, a minotaur's horns do not show his strength, merely his honour - which minotaurs regarded as infinitely more important.

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James Van Pelt

Light of a Thousand Suns

Published Jun 3, 2020 · 5,468 words (20 minutes) · 195 views

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Don't you think that if magic truly existed that there would be more important uses for it than love spells or turning princes into frogs? In our world where the threats are so huge most people can't even recognize them wouldn't the real wizards and magicians, the good ones, be working to save us all? Those are the questions a unremarkable mall cop faces when he visits a trailer at the edge of the parking lot.

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Jenny Rae Rappaport

The Black Veils

Published May 25, 2020 · 1,056 words (4 minutes) · 261 views

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A young woman is forced to make an impossible choice.

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Tim McDaniel

The Common Good

Published Apr 27, 2020 · 2,091 words (8 minutes) · 149 views

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An important member of the village, whose well-being is vital to the economic health of many townsfolk, is dying. Magic can be used to save him -- perhaps. But magic has a cost: if someone is to live, another must die. One with a lot of potential living still to come. A child. Tanner has to cast a vote.

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Anthony W. Eichenlaub

The Legacy of Beatrice Frost

Published Apr 17, 2020 · 958 words (4 minutes) · 234 views

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Beatrice Frost may be writing her final letter to her daughter, but she isn't done influencing the world. Not by a long shot.

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