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flesh phantoms by Alan P. Scott

cynical biped

The stories here are short (some very short) and are mostly sf – that is, speculative fiction: fantasies, myths, science fiction, slipstream . . . all the flavors of fabulation except, I hope, for the mundane. Many were written with the audience of the Usenet newsgroup talk.bizarre in mind, back when text was the thing. —APS . . .

A collection of stories.
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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 . . .

A complete novel.
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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? . . .

A complete novel.
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In the Valley of the Sun by MedleyMisty

A Sims 3 story of love, fire, and death

Lilith Parker is working at the local paper, announcing births and birthdays and deaths. One morning her boss Shannon gives her a more exciting assignment – research the local haunted house and write an article on its history. Nice flavor for Halloween, right? But then Shannon turns up dead the next day, the local townspeople seem intent on keeping . . .

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Reverie Flight by Shaeor

Let me tell you a story about you.

The dead are waking. They are taking to clouded flight, westward as the wind carries. They cannot stay, they cannot relent. The sky is an ocean, the mountains a pit, the dark is a light. The waters provide and the king is dead, the sun so long hidden by the moon. Hear the music of the spheres and fly. Now, . . .

An abandoned novel.
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FLESH PHANTOMS

Interesting collection of short stories

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 19, 2009: “Flesh Phantoms” is a collection of short stories written by one author. Some of them are very short, more like story fragments or the author’s thoughts, while others are a more conventional length. They’re all interesting, sometimes bordering on brilliant. The tone varies between whimsical and sardonic, but there’s almost always a touch of wry wit lurking in the background, as well as some serious thought and social commentary.

The writings are grouped into 7 “Filters”. The stories in “100 Words” [more . . .]

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By T. E. Waters, member

Nov 6, 2010: I loved this story (not least because I adore snakes, but ahem). I loved it so much, in fact, that I zipped through the entire thing in one night—which is saying something, considering the length—and feel strongly enough about it to leave my first review here.

That said, I very nearly did not get past the first episode.

But let’s start with what I liked first.

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