Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Free Fiction - Part Two

More great free fiction. Even more to come

 [Art from Drabblecast, linked below)

•  At Buzzy Mag: "Waterless" by Rose Blackthorn.
      "First of all, welcome to the Preserve. Here are your room keys and a map of our little settlement. You can see there’s an all-night café right next door, and we have an enclosed walkway between here and there, so you don’t even have to go outside."

• At Daily Science Fiction: "Chasing Unicorns" by Terra LeMay.
      "The unicorn hunters looked like addicts. Like Shay's brother Eddie and Eddie's friends. Not the way Eddie and his friends looked when they were high, but sketchy and haggard, the way they looked when Eddie's hook-up fell through or when nobody had any cash or when cops were watching the house."

Flash Fiction
  • At Beware the Hairy Mango: "Down on His Chuck" by Matthew Sanborn Smith.  Audio. Weird.
  • At Flashes in the Dark: "Letter to the Editor" by Yusef Admiration. Horror.
  • At Nature: "Bee Futures" by Vaughan Stanger. Science Fiction.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Colloquy" by Bob Newbell. Science Fiction.
  • At AntipodeanSF
Audio Fiction
• At Classic Tales Podcast: "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, 5 of 5" from The Arabian Nights,
     "His palace and princess gone, and the threat of imminent death over him, Aladdin struggles to keep his senses. How will he ever recover the life he’s lost?"

• At Drabblecast: "The Breadcrumbs Man" and "Pabstus Tack" by  Frank Key.
     "Pabstus Tack, Pabstus Sludge, Pabstus! Pabstus! Of him we sing. We sing his praises, it seems to me, for want of anything better to do. Pabstus Tack sits on his great golden throne, belching out light, a blinding light as gorgeous as it is uncanny. And yet it is an impure light, that is certain, for with Pabstus Tack comes Pabstus Sludge…"

• At LibriVox: "Short Poetry Collection 119"
    Includes a few fantasy/horror poems including Poe's "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven"

• At Pseudopod: "Willow Tests Well" by Nick Mamatas. Horror.
     "Tenth birthday: greeting cards from the CIA and NSA. Willow had scored ridiculously well on the Race to the Top tests, and even discovered the instructions for and answered the questions in the secret test integrated into the exam."

Other Genres
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "Clear Title" by Brian J. Hunt

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