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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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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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The Bridge and Other Short Stories by Leonard Petracci

Thirty and counting short stories with topics ranging from interstellar colonization ships to serial killer thrillers to the discovery of the gates of Hell. Stories range in length from one thousand to over ten thousand words, providing great bite sized entertainment for casual reading. Several of the stories accompanied by youtube links for narrations by readers such as MrCreepyPasta and . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated twice weekly.
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Monochromatic by Ian Battaglia

This is a collection of short stories I write weekly, under the banner of Monochromatic. While there are consistent themes and interests, there’s no through line for the work. The genre swings from sci-fi to fantasy to realistic fiction and back. The stories vary in length, but are mostly short, intended to be quick reads. Perhaps comparable to the . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated weekly.
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The Guide to Moral Living in Examples by Greg X. Graves

The Guide to Moral Living in Examples is an ever-growing collection of speculative fiction pieces designed to illustrate solutions to common moral dilemmas, such as what to do if the occupants of your cemetery form a tenants’ union or if a demon takes up residence on your couch. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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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 collection of stories.
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Denham’s Dentifrice by Phineas Clockword

Tales from the Gallery of All

Phineas Clockword’s uncyclopedic Denham’s Dentifrice aiming to answer overly specific questions. What does a vending machine think? What did the late botanist’s nephew inherit? Is there a demon named Jonathan? Who is the Holy Llama President? What is an unbison? How many pillows did I stuff using my belly-button fluff? Are there more nifty questions? Yes. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.
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flesh phantoms by Alan P. Scott

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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 . . .

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The Best Short Stories of Cliff Burns (1985-2009) by Cliff Burns

A selection of the best short fiction by Canadian cult writer, Cliff Burns

I have well over 100 published short stories to my credit and you can also toss in appearances in fifteen major anthologies around the world (including a number of “Best Of . . . ” volumes). I love the short story format and coming back to it this summer after spending the four years previous working on my “Ilium” novel cycle was exciting and . . .

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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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DENHAM'S DENTIFRICE

Web Fiction Sketch Comedy

By revfitz, author of Existential Terror and Breakfast

Jun 24, 2017: Denham’s Dentrifice is totally anachronistic and overly silly. The constant irreverent humor is either a product of stubborn integrity or of a particularly productive form of madness. If these things sounded more like a warning to you than odd praise, turn back now! There is nothing here for you. If, however, the idea of Monty Python’s Flying Circus put to pen and prose sounds appealing, god’s speed, you just found your new home.

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