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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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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

cynical biped

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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FREELANCE FICTION

has some potential

By A. M. Harte, editor, author of Theatre of Horrors

Sep 4, 2009: This is one of the rare listings that is actually an anthology of stories rather than one continued serial. The layout of the website is quite user-friendly, with a simple introduction and, most importantly, a strip of tabs along the top which allow readers to search for stories by genre.

On the plus side, this means that new readers aren’t overwhelmed by the amount of material they need to read as they can pick and choose. Each story chapter is rather [more . . .]

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NOMESQUE FICTION

Fantastical Fiction

By Tahjir, member

Apr 29, 2009: Nomesque Fiction is an eclectic collection of short stories. Though the stories themselves vary in genre or style, they all have a few things in common.

The writing is quirky and fast. You get the feeling that the author has a great deal of fun writing these, and it helps immensely. There is a sort of sarcastic, dark humor throughout, sometimes graphic, sometimes not. Even with the varying styles, it always works.

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