Scarlet Sins by H.R. Boldwood [horror]

Scarlet Sins by H.R. Boldwood The old barkeep struck me as a man who waited; though for whom or what, I could not say. He had busy, watchful eyes that peered out from beneath a shock of tangled …

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Rosemary’s Baby Shower by Ken MacGregor [fantasy]

Rosemary’s Baby Shower by Ken MacGregor Another perfect woman breezed past Rosemary. “You’re glowing!” Janet said over her shoulder as she crossed the room to add her silver-wrapped box to the mountain of gifts. Rosemary smiled at Janet’s …

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Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan [sci-fi]

Antimirus by Mike Reeves-McMillan “Your grandmother’s been hacked again.” My mother’s voice over the phone held a note of resignation. I sighed. “What is it this time?” “Libertarianism. She spent all afternoon going on to me about John …

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Were by Frances Silversmith [fantasy]

Were by Frances Silversmith He wakes up shivering, lying naked on an animal hide spread on the snow-covered ground. His groping hands find another uncured pelt. He wraps himself in it, despite the thing’s stink. Huddled up, careful …

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The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert [sci-fi]

The Greatest Gift by Adrian Halpert “How did you survive the attack? The Remenka usually kill everyone.” The Regional Commander sat across from Kasan in a small conference room, his skeptical glare as cold as the metal table …

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