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The Slush Pile by Hal Matthews

The Slush Pile is a weekly short-fiction blog run by Hal Matthews that runs the gamut of speculative fiction. Updated every Wednesday, the stories can range in focus from power-armored paladins looking for love at the edge of space, to boys getting high with the monsters in their closets. . . .

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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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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Aethereal Engines by Jason H. Abbott

Stories of Imaginative and Speculative Fiction

Aethereal Engines is a collection of stories written by Jason H. Abbott. These range in length from flash fiction and short story one-shots, to serialized novellas and excerpts from his larger pieces. Usually updated with new material on Saturdays. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated weekly.
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Many Words by Jay Slater

A collection of short stories, from high fantasy to alternate-history 1920s pulp adventures to detective stories and war stories in a hard science fiction universe. . . .

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 . . .

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Nomesque Fiction by Naomi Kramer

Because life wasn't odd enough

A collection of (mostly) serial short stories, in several genres. Mostly light-hearted, primarily humorous, with a touch of the paranormal and fantastical. . . .

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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. . . .

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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 . . .

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Canyons of Steel by Tim Holtorf

Justice and redemption from the barrel of a gun.

What happens when an old gun hand makes a decision to turn his life around and set a new course? Johnathon Tiberius Walker makes the choice of turning his back on the underground military of the Red Hand and try to make right his own sins. Walker, together with fellow agent Malcom Montgomery Watt, and former assassin Marianne Wollcott, join . . .

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Shifti by Various

A wiki for transformation stories.

Shifti is a wiki that allows people to post their own stories to be viewed as long as they carry a theme involving shape shifting or some kind of transformation. . . .

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NOMESQUE FICTION

Wonderful short story collection, something for everyone

By Linda Schoales, editor

Feb 6, 2009: “Nomesque” is a collection of short stories, mostly by one author. The stories range from hilarious fairy tales to gritty urban slices of life. There’s even a collection of fables, each complete with its own moral. There are stories about alien encounters, a light cyberpunk series, one about an unusual spirit guide, and another about a vengeful ghost. There’s a standalone story with a snake talking about the place his species had in the Garden of Eden. I meant to read a selection of them and ended up reading them [more . . .]

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NOMESQUE FICTION

And a kitchen sink, for good measure…

By zoewhitten, member

Jul 1, 2009: I’m still going through the backlog of stories, but the one thing that I’ve noticed already is the fantastic quality of the writing. I started first with Dead(ish) which is an insanely hilarious ghost story with a wicked ghost and a truly shocking ending. From there, I’ve been working through the darker Peter Pan Revisited stories.

What strikes me from what I’ve read so far is the clarity of the writing style, and the sense that the writer is enjoying these [more . . .]

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