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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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Pure Fiction by Kathleen Maher

A collection of Flash Fiction and serial fiction by Kathleen Maher, author of Diary of a Heretic. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated sporadically.  Recommended by Palladian.
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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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.fictions. by ljones by Laura Jones

Vignettes which blur the distinction between what is most definitely fiction and what is less convincingly false. . . .

A collection of stories.  Recommended by Chris Poirier and 2 other members.
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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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Adam Maxwell’s Fiction Lounge by Adam Maxwell

Adam’s subject matter tends towards the surreal or at least the very least weird. His writing has been described in the press as a ‘Chandler-esque hard-boiled cocktail, stirred with equal parts humour, mystery, gut-wrenching realism, and trademark minimalism’, ‘weird, wonderful, twisted and witty’ and even ‘almost Fawlty Towers’ which is, unsurprisingly, one of his favourites. His first book, a collection . . .

A collection of stories.  Recommended by Jim Zoetewey.
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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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