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Tales From A Thousand Worlds by Qorvus

Through the ruins of a fallen empire, a minotaur travels across a dying world, seeking the long roads back to his own world. A gentleman-adventurer and his trusty companions explore an alternate-Earth steampunk world wherein immortals rule and the creatures of myth dwell. A wild hill tribe sword maiden and a civilised one-time assassin of the cities seek . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated twice weekly.
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Antlers, Colorado by Marn

A serialized writing project about Austin Jones and the several years he spent away from home.

Austin Jones, a budding medium, flees from his home in Havenwood, PA in the year 1999. He is running from a predestined position at the Department of Paranormal Research, an agency his family has run for decades. The ghost of his father, Richard, follows him. In the fall of 2000, Austin finds himself in the town of Antlers, Colorado, . . .

A serialized novel, updating twice weekly.
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Don’t Feed The Dark by Scott Scherr

A zombie serial novel

In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within . . .

A serialized novel, updating Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
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Inconsistent Pacing by Peritract

A collection of short stories and flash fiction. The stories tend to be dark, a blend of fantasy and horror. Topics include withered queens, tardy angels, and crawling things. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Dark Icon Original Fiction by Dark Icon

All of us, even the world itself, began in darkness.

Original works of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Ten years of novels, short stories, and serial fiction. All free. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Material Things by Kody Boye

The Online Fiction Library of Kody Boye

MATERIAL THINGS, the short fiction blog of Kody Boye, chronicles his writing career from its beginnings in 2007 and features complete works of short fiction. Ranging from horror, to magic realism, to dark fantasy, thrillers, to even contemporary coming-of-age and dark romantic fiction, the blog promises to provide bold new ideas that think outside the box. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

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Underground by Ada Redmond

As any well weathered traveler will tell you, it’s usually best to abide by the rules of the places you find yourself in. But when the first rule is that no one still alive should be there, abandoning all hope may be the least of your concerns. When eleven year old Millie finds herself stepping through the dark and . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Dog Walker II: Shadow Pack by Jack McGuigan

Ben Carter, pet care specialist, was hired to walk a Shiba Inu named Toby. Unbeknownst to Ben, Toby was no ordinary dog but an “inugami” – an immortal demon born in feudal Japan and bred for only one purpose: murder. Bonded by the power of the Kakawari, their wounds are shared, their fates intertwined. A great darkness has been unleashed . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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After Z-Day by Charlotte Donnelly

Rachel leads two lives—the one where she works in a café and gossips with her best friend Lucy, and the one where she’s a fervent animal activist, risking arrest with every new facility she breaks into. There’s something different about this job, though, something that doesn’t quite add up, but when Lucy goes missing, Rachel has more than enough to . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Entirely Presenting You by Nippoten

Quietly, like the heroine of a horror movie…

Alexis is a girl at the height of her high school career, a social butterfly with no shortage of friends, popularity, or things to do on the weekends. Until she falls victim to a vicious attack, and is brought to the brink of death. She survives, but it soon becomes clear that she cannot return to the same life she . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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The Night by M.J.Kane

When the first night falls, the world is left crippled and depleted. During the days, the rapists, murderers, and psychopaths prosper; but during the night the horror returns. Now the survivors must find safety and make sense of what’s happened to the world. Each day is another struggle for survival. How long can the survivors outrun the things of the . . .

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DARK ICON ORIGINAL FICTION

A Mixture of Things

By Jim Zoetewey, editor, author of The Legion of Nothing

Sep 13, 2008: The Dark Icon Original Fiction web site contains a wide variety of stories set in different and interesting worlds. I only spent a significant amount of time with two.

I read all (so far) of the on-going web serial "Court of the Abominatrix" and a couple stories from the "Magekiller" series of short stories.

From what I’ve seen so far, I’m reminded of the science fiction/fantasy found in pulp magazines. The strongest [more . . .]

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CODEX NEKROMANTIA

Some shortcomings

By Joseph Kranak, member

Jan 31, 2012: The story story is a combination zombie story and action. It has some intriguing aspects that attract one’s attention. But I think there are things missed too. For example, I think the author has a tendency of having problems solved way too easily. For example, there’s the eponymous book, the Codex Nekromantia, which is located in a complex and mystery-filled library. But, instead of the two necromancers struggling through a difficult mini-quest to find it (or even better, having them compete to see who can get it first), the main [more . . .]

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