Humans are notoriously delicate. How to Escape the Cone of Shame Lydia Trethewey FAQ Quest Award *This FAQ is for canines only. Question: How do I remove the cone-of-shame? Top Answer: The cone-of-shame or “Elizabethan Collar” is a strange […]
We flush your crap straight into space. GLX-23 FAQ by Joey To FAQ Quest Award • GLX-23TM is the latest mall in the GLXTM chain, the first in the Delta Quadrant, situated at the newly commissioned Port 23 of the […]
Sunday Nick Lachmund For the 2017 Science Fiction Award It’s Sunday so I don’t have to work. I sometimes enjoy my day off but I often spend it drinking and trying to forget about going back to work the […]
Where do you go for respite when everything is plugged in. Fever Loss Lydia Trethewey 2017 Science Fiction Award Alana tried to avoid looking at herself; her body, partially submerged in the green bathwater, bulged against the plastic. Subcutaneous treachery […]
Sin of the Father ReLynn Vaughn Historical Factions Award: Part 3 “Domina, there is a boy here to see you.” Cornelia looked up at Ajax’s voice ringing through the peristylium. Lowering the scroll she’d been reading, she blinked in the […]
Wrong Side of the Fray Daniel Cappello HISTORICAL FACTIONS AWARD PART 3 Keytahn brandished his crook at the bleating goats that refused to move yet again from the crop. “Yah! Yah!” he bellowed at them, startling them into action. They […]
The Glass Key: Part 3 Liam Pender The Historical Factions Award Part 3 Scrolls of papyrus, stacked several men high, loomed imposingly as they walked through the Great Library. Junia was struck by the religious like silence of the building, […]
Egbert Hillson By Jon Sellars HISTORICAL FACTIONS AWARD PART 3 An unfortunate accident leads King Henry VIII to make a potentially rash decision. However all is not lost as he stumbles across a solution to his marital problems. Egbert Hillson […]
Shooting Stars Lydia Trethewey For the Protest Pro Test Award The booster was strangely bright against the flat blue sky, a silver midday star fighting to be visible beside the sun. Alec watched it grow larger, closer, a gloved hand […]
Death to the Fight Joey To The Protest Pro Test Award Winds lashed against Jimmy and his classmates as they attempted to trek across the upper walkway of Wankebury Boys’ High. “Screw this,” said Trent, pulling his blazer collar up […]
Protest in Peace Sophie L Macdonald Protest Pro Test Award He was sweating around the edges of his department store suit. From the crease across his back I suspected he had bought the jacket for our meeting. For me. […]
A family look back fondly, if perhaps unreliably, on how an odd series of events led to a dramatic shift in the history of England. La Comète By Jon Sellars The Historical Factions Award Part 2 “That’s not how you […]
The Glass Key Part 2 Liam Pender Historical Factions Award Part 2 Synesius meditated quietly on his balcony. His thoughts seemed more profound when imagined under a blanket of stars. But tonight, he could not focus. A gaggle of nearby […]
In the Roman Republic, slaves were everywhere. In homes, in public works, in the streets. They blended in to the background. But slaves saw everything. Heard everything. Sometimes, the truth was more complex than their masters imagined it. And sometimes, […]
Dust on Turku ReLynn Vaughn Hotel Diaspora Award Grandfather rested on the top shelf of mother’s closet, gathering dust. Ashes to ashes. He’d died nearly destitute and barely in touch with anyone. After Grandmother passed young, he’d rolled away […]
All The Dead Lovers Cam Dang Hotel Diaspora Award My uncle often told stories about the oceans and the boats, about men who charged gold for a cup of water and women who smeared their faces with charcoal at […]
Where Home Was Lydia Trethewey For The Hotel Diaspora Award The motorway was an accumulation of weeds, streaking cirrus clouds and vibrations in the vinyl seat. It was a rental car, and Taylor sat in the passenger’s seat, her partner […]
1332 BC Mhairi Campbell Historical Factions Award Part 1 “You have to get out!” I looked up at the woman who had burst into my room. Her dark eyes jumped from left to right, as she took in my silence. […]
In Rome, marriages among the ruling are a matter of politics, not feelings. One young bride was favored by Fortuna in her husband. But what Fortuna gives, Fortuna can also take away. Widow’s Weeds ReLynn Vaughn The Historical Factions Award: […]
News of the State Samantha Lee The Fake News Real Fiction Award News of the State Oscar pushed the revolving door, coffee in his right hand, his face dropping as he entered the building whilst others stared mindlessly into their […]
The Camera Never Lies Jeanette Stampone The Fake News Real Fiction Award I perched on the edge of the hotel bed, gripping the newspaper. The edges of the pages crumpled between my fingers as I absorbed the image plastered across the […]
What does a Country music singer with no personal tragedy to sing about, sing about?
Language assistant has breakdown despite school saying job is “quick and easy” Mhairi Campbell Fake News Real Fiction Award On the 23rd of February, English Language assistant Mhairi Campbell had a breakdown in the town square of small French town. […]
Journalist Diligently Commits Suicide Joey To The Fake News Real Fiction Award Washington D.C. – Journalist Mick Veritas was found dead at 3am this morning in the lobby of Weiss Bank Tower. He had just turned 27 last week. According […]
The Invasion of Canada By Ash Warren For the ‘Fake News, Real Fiction’ Award ‘And that’s live in three – two – one….’ The cameras homed in on Connie Ryan, resplendent tonight in a tailored burgundy suit for tonight’s episode […]
The dramatic conclusion to Morgan Wood’s Misty Mountains quartet.
The exciting conclusion to Sam Aro’s Blood And Shadows serial short fiction.
Part 3 of Jessica Seymour’s Painted Map Quartet. A Glittering Spear Jessica Seymour The Queen’s Cryptographer Award Part 3 “We could… kill her?” “We are not killing an old lady.” Gerwar shrugs. “I’m just saying what we’re both thinking –” “We […]
Part 3 of Sam Aro’s Blood and Shadows quartet.
Part 3 of Morgan Wood’s Misty Mountain quartet.