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How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis by mooderino

It looks like a game. It feels like a game. It isn't a game.

What if you really were transported to a fantasy world and expected to kill monsters to survive? No special abilities, no OP weapons, no status screen to boost your stats. Never mind finding the dragon’s treasure or defeating the Demon Lord, you only need to worry about one thing—how to stay alive. . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Dirigible Ditties by Samazing

A variety of short narratives revolving around central storylines, as written by Samazing. Fantasy, science fiction and even a touch of dark humor will feature prominently. Expect violence and intrigue as believabe characters penetrate the mystery and corruption of the author’s mind. . . .

A collection of stories.
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Existential Terror and Breakfast by Rev. Fitz

An existential serial with cereal.

Existential Terror and Breakfast follows the dreary, listless life of Malcolm Steadman. It concerns not the exciting, life affirming moments of his life, but rather the tedious, boring moments that are interrupted by epiphanies both bleak and terrible without warning when he fails to busy himself. It concerns the moments that make breakfast too profound to eat. . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Dragomir’s Diary by Matt Bird

Dragomir’s just a normal guy with a normal job as a normal guard in a . . . castle. Unfortunately, nothing else about his life is normal, and he struggles to keep afloat while a fantasy world full of mad kings, vicious elephants, scheming politicians, bloodthirsty one-year-olds and secretive rats burbles around him. Also, his diary smiles. Cheerfully! Join Dragomir as he . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Maou Shoujo Makoto Chaos by Meakashi

“It seems I was reincarnated as something that isn’t human into a different world . . . something that drains my SAN points when I look into the mirror . . . and as the child of the demon lord no less. A demon lord who eats humans. And makes me eat humans, too. This is a dream, right? Well, I’ll enjoy this craziness as long . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Ship Poster by teddyteddyteddy

A supposedly fun thing you'll never do again.

Ship Poster is an ongoing web serial about a renowned violinist who is hired to perform for an oddly-themed luxury cruise to nowhere. Having boarded with her attendant, Hallie Nordhoff hopes for the journey to proceed as smoothly as possible. Dying is not a crime. Dying anywhere other than with your lovely friends aboard any Final Voyages cruise ship, . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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It’s Only Another End of the World by Mike Spivak

Horror, Lovercraft and Cheeseburgers

This story is a dark comedy of a man trying to save the world while grappling with his sanity and looking for a good cheeseburger before the world ends and everybody he knows dies. This is a tragedy where a grieving man is taken to all sorts of fantastical places and given everything he wishes for by an ancient . . .

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The Adventures of Little Richard and Tangles by Daniel Kilkelly

His only reward is your family jewels.

Little Richard. A name mistakenly assigned to a high school teacher/vigilante. Now the media uses the title to describe the man who, in the darkness of the night, hunts down rapists, sexual predators, and all manner of scum bags. Monsters like that don’t deserve their family jewels, so he goes ahead and confiscates them. . . .

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Mostly Dead Girls by Maureen T.

Faye’s been desperate to reconnect with her lost past since her serial killer uncle was killed and she was placed with her bizarrely normal father’s family – desperate enough to strike up a conversation with the first dead girl she meets, no matter how dangerous that might be. Dorita’s not happy about being a dead girl – she never . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Prison Paradise by Vincent Booth

A blog about a serial killer in Hawaii

Prison Paradise follows one man as he moves to Hawaii and becomes a serial killer. The story is told via blog through his daily experiences, flashbacks, and photos (both of the beautiful Hawaiian scenery, and his victims). . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts twice weekly.
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There Are No Heroes by yinyangorwuji

A Web Serial About Irregular People in an Irregular World.

A story of a group of teens, high school-college age, working on a superhero team. Or at least, that’s how it starts. This is no perfect world story. People die, and people get seriously screwed up. . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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The Smell Collector by David Hill Burns

The story of a man whose only meaningful contact with the world is through smells, who is slowly working his way out of his mother’s basement out into the wide world of people and relationships. The Smell Collector tells the story of Jim Bronson and Marie Bellman. Jim has a hobby. He collects smells. Marie happens to have the . . .

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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF CLIFF BURNS (1985-2009)

"The Literary Equivalent of Far Side Cartoons"

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 7, 2010: My favourite story in this collection "Printed Matter" has a distinctive format: it takes the form of a series of letters from a recluse to the editor of his favourite mail order book company – and with each letter it becomes more and more apparent that at least one of them is very, very, scarily sick! You really wonder where this one is going as you read it! Brilliant – he gets the tone of the letters just right, to the typo.

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FIRESTARTER

I wish there was more!

By D. D. Webb, author of The Gods are Bastards

Oct 8, 2014: The Firestarter in question is Molly, a teenage wizard with a load of psychological baggage and an urgent need to make ends meet which compels her to take on some rather shady work from even shadier individuals. It’s for that reason that we first meet her in the opening steps of what becomes a catastrophic showdown in an Atlanta airport.

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