Forget You by Mike Reeves-McMillan [sci-fi]

Forget You by Mike Reeves-McMillan Meredith looks up from her second Scotch and meets the gaze of a tall man, straight dark hair, blue eyes. He smiles, and glances away almost immediately. Shy. He’s just her type. Though …

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Little Fox by Amy Griswold [sci-fi]

Little Fox by Amy Griswold The sky is white when I wake up, and it takes me a moment to realize that I’m in my clone’s bed. Fox is usually up before I am, helping make breakfast and …

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Sugar Cream Pie by Darren Speegle [horror]

Sugar Cream Pie by Darren Speegle Somewhere south of Memphis, Tennessee, in a torrid, insect-ridden land slashed by paths to nowhere, I found kindred spirits. How our crossroads surfaced out of the sticky night is a mystery of …

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Oubliette by Stewart C. Baker [sci-fi]

Oubliette by Stewart C. Baker “Change your life,” the poster says. “With one simple surgery, you can live fully in the moment. No stress, no worries, no lies.” The text is accompanied by the usual images. Smiling adults, …

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Pest Hag by Edward Ahern [horror]

Pest Hag by Edward Ahern Ingvill Berntsen was the only person in Trinity Lutheran Church. She liked praying alone with her God, liked being able to hear the faint echoes of her whispered prayers. Eventually, she braced her …

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The Tree Farm by Kurt Newton [horror]

The Tree Farm by Kurt Newton When the tractor stopped, Craig did not want to get off. December cold was bearing down. A chill wind blew, and he had forgotten to wear a scarf. The hilltop tree farm …

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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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