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Touch by Rhythm

A survival story

People make mistakes. Not exactly inspiring, I know. But it’s true. Even the best of intentions can lead to bad decisions, and those decisions can come to haunt people down the line. It doesn’t make us evil. In fact, I’d say it’s what makes us human. This is a story about mistakes and the group of children who . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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53 Ganymede by Amy Notdorft

Welcome to 53 Ganymede Avenue. Enjoy your stay. And watch out for Ginger.

When a young woman shows up at the doorstep of an old Victorian house, she finds much more than she was looking for: A place to stay. A host of eccentric companions. A new city to explore. Inexplicable coincidences. Impossible possibilities. And maybe even a new home. Like a warm drink on a rainy day, 53 Ganymede . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes monthly.
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Domina City by Discar

Superpowers and biotech.

Domina City. “The City of the Lady.” Built on a trash island in the West Atlantic by the labor of white-collar criminals, paid for by the United States and the Vatican, Domina was meant to be a beacon of hope and prosperity. A test, proving that criminals could be put to a better use than clogging up prisons. Thirty . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Delphic by Adam G Pugh

Delphic is a superhero story about Hector, a young man in Detroit with the ability to see the past and the present. It follows his attempts to leverage this unusual ability to do good in the world while remaining behind the scenes, keeping both his identity and the truth of his powers secret from those who would see him as . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Bay City Runaway by David Hill Burns

Bay City Runaway is a serialized novel published weekly. James Roberts is a lonely drunk escaping a tragic past who gets entangled with a teenage runaway girl in San Francisco. Set in the 90s and 2000s, Bay City Runaway explores alcoholism, abuse, love, loss, and an unlikely friendship. . . .

A serialized novel, updating daily.
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Vigilantes Make Us Safe by A.M. Thorn

When the world was on the brink in the 1940s a group of strange men and women with uncommon ability stepped up and helped pull the world back. They inspired generations to come and led to a golden age of vigilantes protecting the world. Times change though. The world got more complicated and by the early 2000s almost nowhere . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Philly Gayborhood by rd1982

Share the lives and loves of Riley and his friends, as told through the eyes of their gal pal Ellie. Each self-contained episode follows the friends as they go through the highs and lows of romance and dating. At the center of it all is Riley and his journey as he wonders what ever happened to that great love that . . .

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Greg Grendle’s Suburban Experiments by Greg Grendle

Greg Grendle is 20 something, unemployed and living in a boring suburb. Every now and then he looks for a little adventure. . . .

An ongoing blogfic, with new posts monthly.
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Harbour City by Bryce Hepburn

an online novel and experiment

Harbour City is a humorous film noir-ish story. David is a washed out 28 year old who accidentally fell out of a four story building and landed on an old woman, killing her. Since his life sucks so much, he has a hard time convincing anyone that he didn’t try to commit suicide. The setting is Cape Town, . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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Unsavory Types by B Knight

Dark Comedy Serial Webisode

Eddie, an ordinary guy, with an ordinary life in an ordinary world decides one day he is tired of the ordinary life. He makes a brash decision to try serial killing on for size. Eddie fails miserably and in the process hooks up with a group of new friends whose lives are less than ordinary are happy to take the . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes fortnightly.
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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

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Tamao by David Chart

A fantasy set in modern Japan, about a young woman and the kami who takes a strong interest in her. . . .

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TAMAO

Modern Shinto fantasy

By Linda Schoales, editor

Sep 29, 2009: “Tamao” is a delicate, slow-flowing story about a modern Japanese woman who brushes against the supernatural in an old Shinto shrine. She awakens something even older than the shrine and maybe something in herself.

Akiko Tanahata has an office job, a small apartment, an ambitious boyfriend and a mother who worries she’ll never get married. While walking home she gets caught in the rain and decides to wait the storm out in a nearby shrine. When she enters the main [more . . .]

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TOUCH

Worth the read, and worth reading the warning.

By revfitz, author of Existential Terror and Breakfast

Dec 18, 2017: Disclaimer: This review was written as a part of a review swap.

Touch is one of the few things I have read that truly deserves a content warning at the start. I used to balk at things like this. Literature, in my opinion, should never be held to the same ridiculously Victorian standards as television or film. If something is offensive, or dark, well, that’s art. I am glad that this one was up front, however.

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