The Whited Child by Michael Canfield [fantasy]

The Whited Child by Michael Canfield Bad Pete’s livestock pen fence were down, and not a pig remained. Coyotes done that, but the White Mountains sent them. The mountains were the boss. Coyotes raided the coop too, leaving …

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Fog by Stephen Sottong [fantasy]

Fog by Stephen Sottong The 6:00 a.m. traffic report blared from the clock radio. Yet another wreck at the intersection of the Harbor and San Diego Freeways. Jeff sat up in bed, and he squinted at the milky …

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For Old Times’ Sake by Geoff Gander [fantasy]

For Old Times’ Sake by Geoff Gander Sarah studied the balding, broad-shouldered man dipping a biscotti into his coffee and smiled. “Facebook didn’t lie. You don’t look bad after 30 years,” she said. Frank looked up and straightened. …

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Nativity by Frances Silversmith [fantasy]

Nativity by Frances Silversmith “Meow.” Kris ignored the cat and continued to stare at her cup of Wassail. A tear dropped into the drink. Her divorce had gone through yesterday. After two years of separation, it shouldn’t hurt …

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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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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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