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  • And The Creek Don't Rise

    by R.M. Gilmore

    Small town girl, Lynnie Russell, wakes after a late night celebrating her twentieth birthday, naked and caked in blood. As memories rush back to her, the horrifying reality of what she’s done—what she’s become—rips her soul to shreds.

    To keep those she loves safe, Lynnie must race to unearth the source of the death magic inside her—discovering an ancient familial secret Nana and Mama had kept her whole life.

    Understanding her place in the balance of t... more

  • Spectrum: Short Stories of Science Fiction, the Unusual and the Unpredictable

    by Michael Duda
    Markey VI, an android on an orbiting space station, assists an artificial intelligence. David, the A.I., ponders the question of humanity’s fate. The ultimate question is, “Should life be returned to Earth?” The answer is known as the Singular Conclusion. But the answer’s impact reaches far deeper into Markey VI’s electronic components and programmed logic than could be anticipated. And the android’s final moments bring it closer to humanity itself.
  • Venus Remembered

    by Jason J. Marchi
    NINE YEAR OLD Margot remembers the sun. "[A] yellow crayon or a coin large enough to buy the world with . . . a warmness, like a blushing in the face, in the body, in the arms and legs and trembling hands." In Ray Bradbury's revered short story, "All Summer in a Day," the last time Margot saw the sun was when she was four years old and still living on Earth. After her family moved to Venus a year later, she longed to see the sun again and to feel its warmth on her skin. On the one day every s... more
  • Kingdom of Ink and Paper

    by Matthew Newman
    Every book you've ever read... Every story you've ever heard... What if they were all true? When best-selling novelist Arthur O’Neill is found murdered, high school student Will Morgan assumes his premonition of the event was mere coincidence. But when Will meets a character from one of Arthur’s famous books, he learns there’s more to this man’s writing than just words. By way of a powerful warrior named Tam, Will is introduced to the World of the Written, a universe parallel to our own whe... more
  • Albetration 2394 Ad

    by Anonymous pinzon
    This short story is in two parts, the first part is a science fiction account of speculation for a space-faring ship that travels to and from distant planets using a unique faster than light (FTL) engine technology. The second part is about the actual attempt at getting the science fiction out of the story and placing it into the real world, today! The theme of the second part is from a prospective of what is called Cosmo-theology. Complete with drawings of the spacecraft and various diagrams th... more
  • Simplicity

    by Lucas Lamoreaux
    The world was changing. War, pestilence, genocide, all of these atrocities had become an accepted part of life, something to be watched with forced pity before turning to a reality show or sporting event. The death of others became something to fill the awkward silences on blind dates, next to the weather and what a certain pop artist was doing or what drugs they were on. The people of the States were numb to the rest of the world, safe in their routine of varied but similar existence. Yet, the ... more
  • The Time Gatherer

    by Rachel Dacus

    Can a young timegatherer find love in another century? Not if a secret society out to eliminate time travel finds him first. Young George St. James needs help. He doesn’t know how to unfold the wings of his gift, but a timegathering medieval monk and a 23rd century geneticist can put him on the right track. He learns the genetic nature of his ability and that his destiny is to nudge history in the right direction. Unfortunately, this brings him deadly enemies. As George struggles to thw... more

  • The Rabbit Princess: Journeys

    by R Chen

    The sequel to the award-winning book, The Rabbit Princess: The Path.

    "It doesn’t take strength to wake up; it takes courage to wake up. It takes strength to live."

    After the war, Annie, Pika and Naso carry on their pilgrimage to find the unicorn, Qilin, but they are pulled into a battle at a human village, compelling them to reflect on their own journeys—past and future—and forcing them to make difficult choices. Years later, a new force has a... more

  • The Witching Vault

    by mickey mikkelson
    Run the witching vault. Protect the Gateway. Say please. And don’t get killed. After her release from magical prison, Jessica Northwood can’t hold a job to save her life. So when an apprenticeship opens up at a spellbound bank, no questions asked, she can’t exactly say no… But she definitely should have. For centuries, the bank’s owners have stood between the Gateway in the upstairs hall and the occult syndicate who want it for themselves. As the current owner, the scryer witch is supposed... more
  • Night Quest

    by Susan Ellen McMullin
    Del Turner lives a quiet life with his father in a small college town, but he has a mysterious mother he sees only once a year in the early morning hours of his birthday, and every year she has brought him a magical gift. On the evening before his 15th birthday Del discovers that his father has vanished, and his mother appears to tell Del that he must go to the Kingdom of Night to rescue him. Once he arrives in Night, Del meets three half-brothers he didn’t know he had, and learns that he is... more
  • Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants

    by Lois Wickstrom
    Xenia and the Magic Ants could have been ripped from this week's headlines. American sixth grader, Xenia Navarro lives with her Mexican mother, an undocumented resident, and her older brother Lucas in Pennsylvania. Her American father was killed while on duty in Iraq before marrying Xenia’s mother. Now their mother has been arrested and is about to be deported. Family drama becomes American politics, mixed with science fiction elements.
  • Evolving Elizah: Initiatum

    by C.J. Hall
    Elizah (Liz) Goeff was born into a world much like the one we know today, but she doesn’t remember it. It’s all gone now, covered in ash after a series of natural disasters threw North American civilization into a death spiral. Now Liz’s world is the Green Grow 3, a lush space farm orbiting Earth designed to feed humanity until the planet can heal itself. The space farm was a brilliant plan that might have worked, if not for the terrorist group that calls itself the New Generation. They are ... more
  • I Am Sheffrou

    by Cami Michaels
    An Alien Love Story A woman falls into a wormhole and is transported to another world where she meets an erotic alien. Tamara Walsh, frustrated by her humdrum life, longs for passion and adventure. Her wish becomes reality when she falls through a wormhole and lands on a desolate planet where she meets Maashi, a Sheffrou, a powerful alien with an unusual occupation by Earth standards. Trained in the art of seduction, he fulfills Tamara’s every erotic fantasy while introducing her to the stra... more
  • A Master Is Born

    by Evan Bollinger
    The Seam between this world and the next, just ripped... Nearly a millennium ago, countless necromancers of the Night Fold were banished to a realm unseen. Since then, the continent of Prim Ordal has slowly recovered, its fault-lines and fractures from the Barren Wars fading with the winds of time. But now those times have changed A ferocious blight has been unleashed, rapidly transforming living things everywhere into deathly perversions of themselves. As the darkness unfolds, Roscoe C... more
  • The Gifts of Happiness

    by Oliver Smuhar

    What are the Gifts of Happiness? Inside this book hides a magical town of tents that have found something special. After their struggles in Everbreen, Faith discovers an old friend. And although he survived the attacks in Kelton Whide, something tragic haunts his past. Inside their town, Bailey keeps the peace between the talking animals, the townsfolk and the spirits. However, when receiving the news of the melting boy, he is swept on another journey. Inside Central City, Perry discovers an ... more

  • The Fox Demon's Kiss

    by Keri Moore

    Often times, the best way to move on is to move forward. At least that’s what Dana Jones thinks when she and her younger sister Nikki fly to Kyoto, Japan to fulfill their late mother’s wish. But as a young black college student in a new land, Dana’s skills are put to the test—and no amount of work can prepare her for what comes next. On the day of their arrival, a mysterious man warns Dana that she will meet a monster. She dismisses him, thinking he’s a superstit... more

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