And there are some good free audio fiction and comic book stories.
Today's illustration is from "The Ironroot Deception" in the serial fiction section.
Issue #7 of Innsmoth Free Press is posted featuring:
"Cool Mist" by W.H. Pugmire.
"Night seeped into the early evening sky and made it black. I remember wandering that realm of ink in search of perfect solitude, hunting for one uninhabited place where I could sit undisturbed and weep for the soul of my young lover, dead by his own hand. ""A Tour of the Catacombs" by Stephen Woodworth.
"And I hope there shall be no stragglers among you. As we say in the Abbey, only two sorts enter the Catacombs: the quick and the dead.""On The Generation of Insects" by Byron Alexander Campbell.
"Democritus bears witness that men first appeared in the form of small worms, which little by little assumed human shape…After a long period of fertility, during which many monstrous and marvelous generations were brought forth, the Earth Mother became at last exhausted and sterile….""Nyarlathotep" Don Webb.
"I stood on the high balcony, looking eastward to the rising sun. The pillars were deep-red and the roof slightly curved, suggesting “China ” to me. But it was not China – at least, not the China of now. ""Black Sand" by Regina Glei.
"Despite his many layers of clothing, Orin almost froze to death and cursed the Elders who had sent him on the journey through the plain to the Cone Islands in the Lake of Stone.""Every Little Sparrow" by Melissa Sorensten.
"Phebe had overheard one of the nurses saying that Ruth White, Phebe’s 12-year-old best friend, would be the next to be lowered into such a lead-lined pit."
@Tor.com: "Six Months, Three Days" by Charlie Jane Anders .
"The man who can see the future has a date with the woman who can see many possible futures."
@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "Fly by Night" by Arthur Dekker Savage, from IF Worlds of Science Fiction (May 1954).
A young man and a young woman alone on the first over-the-moon ship. The world cheered them as the most romantic adventurers in all history. Do-gooders decried them as immoral stunters. Gaunt, serious militarists pronounced them part of the most crucial experiment ever undertaken....
@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "Mr. President" by Stephen Arr, from Galaxy Science Fiction (Nov. 1953).
He had been overwhelmingly elected. Messages of sympathy poured in, but they couldn't help ... nothing could.@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "Death of a B.E.M." by Berkeley Livingston, from Amazing Stories (Oct. 1948).
The writer hated to create bug-eyed monsters, but they hated him too!@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "Forsyte's Retreat" by Winston Marks, from IF Worlds of Science Fiction (May 1954).
Sextus Rollo Forsyte had his trouble with the bottle, but nothing out of a bottle ever produced such a hotel as the Mahoney-Plaza: only 260 rooms ... only two guests to a room ... but accommodating 5200 guests—all at the same time!... Floor please?@Munseys and Project Gutenberg: "Uniform of a Man" by Dave Dryfoos, from IF Worlds of Science Fiction (May 1954).
After rescue, revenge was uppermost in Chet Barfield's mind; the hideous, bestial Agvars had to be taught a lesson they'd never forget. His rescuers seemed to disagree, however—until Chet learned his lesson too!@The Internet archive: "The Blonde from Barsoom" by Robert F. Young, from Amazing Stories (July 1962). [via Marooned - Science Fiction & Fantasy books on Mars]
"The Tarks were attacking, the bosomy princess was clinging to him in terror, and Harold smith realized he was at the end of his plot line. What a dilemma! And what an opportunity!!"@The Internet archive: Amazing Stories Volume 01 Number 01 (April 1926). [Via Triplanetary]
"Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Experimenter Publishing Co. and edited by Hugo Gernsback."
@Pathfinder Tales: "The Ironroot Deception - Chapter Two: The Hole" by Robin D. Laws.
"On massive, clawed legs, the forest-beast bounds toward the elves and their captives. Its beady eyes, shielded by rootlike extrusions, seem to lock onto Gad. It stops to snort and paw the ground."
Reviewed Free Fiction
@BestScienceFictionStories.com: "Spider The Artist" by Nnedi Okorafor.
"A Nigerian woman escapes from her abusive husband to the quiet land behind her house where she plays her guitar and finds a bit of peace and solitude. However, this is dangerous because she is so near the fuel pipeline that is guarded by Zombies"
@The Drama Pod: "Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Part Thirteen" by Jules Verne.
"The story involves a German professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards." - Wikipedia.Classic Serial Audio
@Triplanetary: The adventures of Superman "Looking For Kryptonite" Parts 1-5."
"In this story arc Superman once more teams up with Batman and Robin to hunt down the remaining pieces of kryptonite."
@Pendant Audio: "Star Trek: Defiant -Episode 57 - Wednesday Night Regatta"
"Darcy races to unravel a mystery as Task Force Defiant joins the games!"
@Digital Comics Museum: "Star Pirate Archive Pt.1" Sci-Fi from Planet Comics 12-39.
@The Bloody Pulp: " "Torture Garden" & "The Living Dead" B&W. Horror.
@The Horrors of It All: "Vampires Two" 1954. Horror.
@Atomic Kommie Comics: "Barbarella 3.1" Sci-Fi.