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North of Reality by Uel Aramchek

North of Reality is an explorable fiction space updated three times a week that covers a wide variety of unusual topics, from Rubik’s cube-based theology to the anatomy of wishing wells. Each piece within can either be read as an independent work, or as part of a larger cosmology. . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated thrice weekly.
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Fabled Hearts by SnowyMystic

We have talking rocks

A collection of stories that range from silly to serious. Adventurers will travel through strange lands, filled with stranger denizens, indeed the adventurers in many cases will themselves be curious beings unknown to you. Sometimes you will encounter a more familiar form, only to pull back the hood and see that actually, that elf had goat eyes. It will . . .

A growing collection of stories, updated twice weekly.
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The Nick of Time (and other abrasions) by Al Bruno III

Tales of Paranormal Romance for people that couldn't get dates in high school.

Everything you know is wrong- there are plenty of gods but no afterlife, wizards plot rebellion against eldritch horrors with marketing departments, the Chinese Mafia runs the phone company, every tarot card is a prophesy waiting to happen and most vampires live in trailer parks. Read on to visit a world where every cliche is a parable, every fairy . . .

A series.
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Tattoo by Candace McBride

Magic, murder, and monsters

Though pompous with its modern advancements, Sybar City has always fostered a seedy underbelly stretching back millennia. Glory, a humble scholar with a talent for occult research, is unwillingly thrust into this world of ancient malevolent races and scientific exploitation. A girl with issues, she would just as soon crawl into a bookshelf and never come back out, leaving a . . .

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Token by Desmo

Token is a web serial about four friends who find themselves playing through simulated games in real life. Whether they want to play or not, it is not their choice, and whoever loses a game gets . . . re-balanced. Will they conquer this mystery before losing themselves completely? . . .

A serialized novel, updating weekly.
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Urban Reverie by coffeegalaxies

Pretty things are worth fighting for.

The megacity of Throne has the highest mortality rates in all of Oeuvre. Neon-lit signs replace torches and gaslamps. Concrete monuments and soaring glass obelisks replace wizard’s towers and grand mansions. Bars and nightclubs replace taverns and inns. In the Third Age, Tekhnika Era 2077: 1st of Nymph, begins the story of two strange creatures bound together by . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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It’s Only Another End of the World by Mike Spivak

Horror, Lovercraft and Cheeseburgers

This story is a dark comedy of a man trying to save the world while grappling with his sanity and looking for a good cheeseburger before the world ends and everybody he knows dies. This is a tragedy where a grieving man is taken to all sorts of fantastical places and given everything he wishes for by an ancient . . .

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Winchward Beach by The Grand Eye

A demonic tale of dreams and guns

Winchward Beach is the bizarre tale of the most pathetic man who ever lived. Archey Billiard spends his days winching a run-down amusement park’s roller coaster as he bends to will of his demonic, OSHA-defying boss. Soon, Archey is thrust into a nonsensical series of events all revolving around his deepest, darkest secret. . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes thrice weekly.
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Et Alia by Eren Reverie

Aliens, Ninjas, Demons and Pie...

Ean is just a normal guy, recently graduated from college, dealing with normal issues. That is, if it’s normal to have to deal with secret agents, criminal syndicates, demons, alien invasions, ninja assassins, beautiful hackers, super soldiers, holding down a day job and some petty gang violence. Fortunately, Ean can count on his friends to help him when the . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekdays.
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The Night Blogger: A Season In Hell by Al Bruno III

Stalking a world of secrets and nightmares...

You don’t have to believe the stories on my blog, you can dismiss them as good hallucinations or bad fiction if you want to but they’re all true. The darkness was never empty, there are things that wait for the innocent and unwary to turn their backs. What is it you think I’m talking about here? Ghosts? Vampires? Ghouls? If . . .

An ongoing series, with new episodes weekly.
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Sidonie by Sarah R. Suleski

The Ghetto calls you home, no matter what.

Seventeen-year-old Sidonie Ardash is leaving her home in Uptown Rivalie, headed for the Bromian Ghetto, a forbidden place she has only read about in the pages of a book written by her mother. She finds a new home, a new family, and a new life in the haunted world of the Broms, a people displaced and cursed by unknowable . . .

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The Simulacrum of Dread by ElliottThomasStaude

The entities known as the Beings of Old have long since staked claims to most of that gem-shaped manifold which is existence. Their alien, furtive, and impenetrably distant politicking has ebbed and flowed throughout past ages, beyond the awareness of most thinking creatures . . . and recently, it has begun to accelerate. For Sebastio Artaxerxes—and many civilians outside reality’s facets, especially in the . . .

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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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NORTH OF REALITY

Fun Nonsense and Short-short-fiction

By TCC Edwards, author of Far Flung

Mar 22, 2016: North of Reality is a delightfully eccentric collection of short fiction and entries that may have been taken from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

There seem to be two main styles of entries on the blog. Some are self-contained pieces of fiction, like the poignant "Then Before If". These pieces seem to play around with physical and metaphysical concepts, making the reader think deeply about time travel and other such possibilities.

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