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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.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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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.  Recommended by Palladian.
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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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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 . . .

A collection of stories.  Recommended by Linda Schoales.
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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. . . .

A collection of stories.  Recommended by Linda Schoales.
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FABLED HEARTS

Idiosyncratic & delightful

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Jan 1, 2015: The line in the blurb "This is Fantasy, as you know it, but yet unfamiliar, and fantasy stranger still than that" is a pretty accurate description of the contents of Fabled Hearts. The stories take place in a shared world, actually a series of worlds, and range in length from a few pages to multiple chapters. My impression of these worlds is that magic is the very essence of their composition, the way atoms are of ours. The inhabitants, humanoid to varying degrees or not at all, vary in power [more . . .]

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NOMESQUE FICTION

You’ll never run out of stories to read.

By Sora, member

Mar 23, 2009: This review isn’t going to be like my other reviews where I give a summary of the story and my likes and dislikes. For one thing, it’s impossible to give a summary since there are all kinds of stories at this site. They range from fairy tales, fables, and modern day remixes with old school stories. It’s overwhelming trying to choose just what kind of story might be the one for you. Personally my favorites were stories that were part of series, namely Spirit Guide, Peter Pan Revisited, and Maisy [more . . .]

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