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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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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF CLIFF BURNS (1985-2009)

"The Literary Equivalent of Far Side Cartoons"

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Dec 7, 2010: My favourite story in this collection "Printed Matter" has a distinctive format: it takes the form of a series of letters from a recluse to the editor of his favourite mail order book company – and with each letter it becomes more and more apparent that at least one of them is very, very, scarily sick! You really wonder where this one is going as you read it! Brilliant – he gets the tone of the letters just right, to the typo.

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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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