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Dreams Come True by Parky

In a futuristic world of superheroes and supervillains, the ability to dream of another world doesn’t seem that applicable nor useful. But for Demund, who has recently sent off his best friend to the superhero training grounds—the Preliminary Islands—it was nothing but life-changing. For him, a rejuvenating vacation to a world of magic is now only a good night’s rest . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Orphans by Rynjin

A group of four students (aged around 18) in a martial arts school/temple/orphanage named Gao Shansi learn to harness their psychic abilities and face challenges within the walls and prepare to face an outside world beset by unknown dangers. They are currently caught in the middle of a doctrinal/factional battle between the masters inside the temple, and a focus . . .

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Available Darkness by David Wright and Sean Platt

A man wakes up inside a coffin with no knowledge of how he got there or who he is. After freeing himself, he finds a note in his pants directing him to “Avoid the sunlight! Don’t touch anybody!” Afraid, hurt, and alone, he starts a journey to discover the truth about himself. But some things are better left unknown. . . .

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Commercial Novel by Anonymous

From desperation, art.

An experimental novel combining crass commercialism, reader response, and time-tested themes like love, fear, and desperation. . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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The Dream Games by Dina Roberts

Rachel meets the man of her dreams . . . .in her dreams. . . .

A serialized novel.
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Dream High School by Josh Powlison

A slice of life, mass interactive, minimalist web serial (whew!) about a high schooler who takes night classes in shared lucid dreams. You can help decide what happens next! . . .

A serialized novel, updating sporadically.
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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. . . .

A complete novel.
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Do Not Take the Shells by Berber

Save us from the dangers of the sea.

Harris Evan, together with his two friends Cathy and Jeff, goes on a holiday to the quiet little coastal village of Taveye. However, it quickly becomes apparent that something is not quite right about the town. Strange shells wash up on the shore that you can’t find anywhere else. There is a sign with the words: “DO NOT TAKE THE . . .

A complete novel.
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Earworm by The Keeper

He's the boy of your... nightmares.

William Knight is a high school misfit with the ability to control people’s dreams. When he falls for Hope Ferretti, the most popular girl in school, William tries to woo her in her subconscious mind, bringing to life her greatest desires—including the one thing she wants more than anything else. But when Hope falls for football star Joel Fitch, William . . .

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Dark Roads by Lazlo Azavaar

Two runaways, their psycho dad, and an unseen enemy.

No longer able to withstand his abuse any longer, Callie Longstreet, in a fit of anger, takes a frying pan to the back of her father’s head and knocks him out cold. Now, she and her older brother Michael must ride the dark roads, pursued by nightmares, their psychotic father, and an unseen enemy who watches their every move. . . .

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Dividing Canaan: The Journals of Canaan Quintanilla by D.A. Hernandez

Through destruction there is truth…and in truth…there is creation.

Dividing Canaan: The Journals of Canaan Quintanilla is the story of a boy caught on the edge of manhood; eager to leave a childhood of abuse, yet longing to stay in the safety of childhood dreams. A teenager caught between being an outcast and an insider with friends and family. A child, who wants to be loved, yet caught between . . .

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The Ice Cream Memories of Charlotte Rowe by Teresa Perrin

Divination from the spirit world. Con artistry. Cats and mirrors. The implications of Freudian psychology. Death. Life. Birth. Murder. And ice cream. . . .  Charlotte Rowe has been cast in the role of medium from childhood, and studied under a clever fraud. But does Charlotte have a real vision into the spirit world? . . .

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THE ICE CREAM MEMORIES OF CHARLOTTE ROWE

Chilly, with a bitter aftertaste

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jul 23, 2009: I didn’t like this story, but it’s not the fault of the writing. The writing, in fact, is of a very high calibre: sophisticated, rich, intelligently researched, effectively surreal – and full of horror. And cold.

It starts off relatively innocently, the elegantly designed website seducing the hapless reader. Even if you don’t decide to read the story, you must take a look at this website – it’s gorgeous. An old lady lies in bed, being interviewed by an academic doing [more . . .]

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COMMERCIAL NOVEL

Great Concept, Better Execution

By Chuck S-L, member

Jul 11, 2010: "She needed a story that others could slip into, a story that would overflow its sentences, a story like love."

Metafiction is a hard thing to do right. It’s easy to lose your reader in experimental nonsense or lugubrious faux-Borges prose. When the metafictional conceit is a commentary on the financial reality and dynamics of online fiction, it has even more of a chance to appear crass and ill-tempered. The percentage of low-quality attempts in this genre only make the exceptional [more . . .]

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