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Witch, Beast, Saint: an Erotic Fairy Tale

Once upon a time I found a monster in the woods.<p>In the manner of most witches, I had a knack for discovering lost things. He was crawling with …

Allosaurus Burgers by Sam J. Miller | Shimmer

Our teacher Mrs. Strunt said the allosaurus coming to Hudson Falls was the best thing that ever happened to Hudson Falls, but the worst thing that …

Parenting

The Visited

“Manuel Black is dead. Long live Manuel Black.”<p>—Headline of the <i>New York Times</i> obituary<p>“Are you crazy? You may as well ask me to write a eulogy for …

“Disciple”

By Emily Mah<p>This is a complete work of fiction presented by <b>Black Gate</b> magazine. It appears with the permission of Emily Mah and New Epoch Press, and …

Rag and Bone

<i>“Rag and Bone,” by Priya Sharma, is about Tom, who buys unwanted household items and scavenges other materials (including bones) and resells them in</i> …

Road Test

Vey knew he was trouble the first moment she saw him. He swaggered. He posed. He had a thin, wolfish face and a dangerous smile, all sharp edges and …

Ten Million Sheets of Paper, All in Black and White

by <b>Caroline M. Yoachim</b><p>Tripp got his first scrap of paper the day his mother died. He was four, and the paper was pure white. It was a rectangular …

Terrain

<i>“Terrain,” by Genevieve Valentine, is a steampunk western about six diverse people living and working together on a farm outside a small town in</i> …

Blood Amber

<b>by Keyan Bowes</b><p><i>This story was previously published in The Book of Tentacles in January 2010.</i><p>Joya was already headed toward the river when a passer-by …

A to Z Theory

<i>Translated from the Japanese by Terry Gallagher.</i><p>The …

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

I came into this world fully grown, ready to use my fists and my knife and my magic, intended for nothing else. When the war was over, I was one of …

Town's End

At the counter of a marriage agency at the end of the town, I felt my lip twitch in spite of myself. "Pardon me, ma'am?"<p>"I need a male," the woman in …

The Bolt Tightener

“There are one thousand eight hundred bolts total,” the old man said. “You’ll work every night until sunrise. Always go in order. Never skip a …

Wetsuits

Beneath Ceaseless Skies - Bakemono, or <i>The Thing That Changes</i

The Emperor of Japan punched through the soft belly of Russia on the day of my birth. My father’s men were the iron girding the fist. He showed me …

Tuesday Fiction: “Eternal Return” by Rodolfo Martínez

Today’s Tuesday Fiction is by <b>Rodolfo Martínez</b>, from Spain. Rodolfo published his first short story in 1987 and his first novel (a cyberpunk …

Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince

Julian Prince<p>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia<p>Julian Samuel Prince (March 18, 1989 – August 20, 2057) was an American novelist, essayist, …

Mermaid’s Hook

<b>by Liz Argall</b><p>She caught treasures from the ship with her sisters; dangerous, exotic objects that plummeted through the water. Metal not yet rusted; …

Death Comes Sideways to the Mall

<b>by William Alexander</b><p>“If you drink a tea brewed from the plastic shavings of his credit cards, then his fortunes will fall and yours will rise—but …

Credit Cards

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Ray Bradbury

The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

<i>Winner of the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. In the near future water falls from the sky whenever someone lies (either a mist or a torrential</i> …

PauseTime

Twenty minutes into the transatlantic flight, Connor started wailing. Pauline cradled him in her arms. Then she rocked him, she offered him her …

Parenting

The mMod by Ken Liu

He actually found himself a bit nervous as he racked his brain for an appropriate name--trendy, but not too trendy; feminine, but not too girlie; …

The Lady Astronaut of Mars

<b>Introductory note:</b> <i>Mary Robinette Kowal’s novelette “The Lady Astronaut of Mars” was first published in 2012 as part of</i> RIP-OFF<i>, an original audiobook</i> …

Living Rooms