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Terra Defence: The Foxtrot 238 Dispatches by Martin Paredes

The year is 2114 and Lt. Mario Kelly is 4.3 light years away from home, the farthest any human has ever travelled. In fact, Mario is the first human being to have left Earth’s solar system. Fifteen years earlier, Earth had launched its first space probe using the Alcubierre faster-than-light engine to explore Earth’s neighboring solar system. Upon reaching the . . .

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Treasured Vulva by R.E. Greene

Treasured Vulva tells the story of an unnamed man who lives with a woman. He keeps a secret online journal where he writes weekly about his life including his dreams, abuses, and habits. Dark and oddly offbeat, Treasured Vulva is teeming with themes and stirs questions about the nature of devotion, pain, love, and reality. . . .

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Peculiar Memories by Jason Macias

Most of the time, my days are as ordinary as the next guy's. Then there are days when something peculiar happens.

Most of the time, my days pass more or less like I imagine the days pass for other people. I work. I enjoy the company of friends. I daydream. I do laundry. Then there are other times when something peculiar happens. Not very often, of course, but frequently enough that I sometimes wonder about these occurrences and what they might . . .

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STALIN AND KHRUSHCHEV INVESTIGATE

Original and Witty

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May 31, 2014: Is this the most original idea for a detective story ever? Once you get over the huge leap of disbelief, you have quite a ride awaiting you.

"Khrushchev replaced the receiver. ‘That’s it. Our first job. There’s been a murder down on the sea front.’ Stalin’s moustache reluctantly made space for a thin, menacing grin."

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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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