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Worm by Wildbow

Doing the Wrong Things for the Right Reasons

An introverted teenage girl with an unconventional superpower, Taylor goes out in costume to find escape from a deeply unhappy and frustrated civilian life. Her first attempt at taking down a supervillain sees her mistaken for one, thrusting her into the midst of the local ‘cape’ scene’s politics, unwritten rules, and ambiguous morals. As she risks life and limb, Taylor . . .

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Epilogue by Etzoli

A post-fantasy psychodrama

In the war-torn land of Cyraveil, four heroes strove to overthrow an empire. By cold steel and elemental sorcery, they brought peace to a warring land on the brink of destruction. As the flames died, the realm needed strong leadership, and who better than the champions who had saved the kingdom? But when the people sought out their saviors . . . they vanished. . . .

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Scary Mary by Windvein/S.A. Hunter

The dead speak to her. She wishes they'd shut up.

Scary Mary is an online novel for teens about a high school girl who hears ghosts. Mary begins her junior year of high school without high expectations. As the resident school freak, she’d just like to be left alone, but Cy Asher, a new student, tries to befriend her. The budding friendship, though, dies when Mary discovers Cy’s house is . . .

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Stalking Shadows by S.A. Hunter

A sequel to Scary Mary

Mary’s back, and she has to help Vicky, her nemesis. While on a date, Vicky gets into car wreck that leaves her in a coma. Through dreams, she reaches out to Mary for help. Mary isn’t happy to help her, but she’s willing to do almost anything to get her out of her head. . . .

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Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of . . .

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Magician’s Merger by Xenophon Hendrix

Eleven-year-old Arthur wakes up to find an ancient wizard sharing his brain.

Arthur is living in an alternate North America in which the USA never broke away from Britain. The technology level is mid-1970s. One day, Arthur wakes up and finds an ancient wizard sharing his brain. It is a growing-up story, at least for now, and meant to be episodic rather than tightly plotted. . . .

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SCARY MARY

It’s not easy being clairvoyant

By Sarah Suleski, editor, author of Sidonie

Jul 12, 2008: I enjoyed Scary Mary a lot. The story has a fast pace, a sympathetic main character with an engaging voice, and the prose is well written. It’s easy to get into and read through in one sitting. The site layout is easy to navigate and clear to read.

I didn’t care for the links within the story text—they were distracting and felt a little patronizing. Some of the characters were very two dimensional high school clichés, since the length and pacing [more . . .]

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WORM

Classic

By Remember, author of Dragon Queen

Mar 14, 2015: Worm is becoming a classic of the prose grimdark superhero genre. That’s not that large a category (though it contains other great fiction like the Reckoners trilogy), but the size of the category does not diminish Worm’s accomplishment. Let’s go through some of the reasons Worm is a classic in the making, shall we? Structural Innovations: As far as I can tell, Worm originated the Arc/Interlude format for web serials. If that doesn’t make it a classic, what does? Setting: The setting has incredible depth. Many of the normal superhero [more . . .]

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