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Life, Animated

He was suspended in frozen animation. Of course, it didn’t really matter, because he did it in 1953 as he was dying of an incurable

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Five – The Procedures (P-3)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit- Myself) Part Three Rin was still in the Lab

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Seven – The First Decisions (P-1)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part One Nya made her

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serial
Benny Neylon

Aishana—Chapter 1: Skyborn

“The wise man pulls not at loose thread, unless he has learned to fly.”—Proverbs of the Skyborn Gas flares whooshed, keeping the silk balloons plump,

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Three – The First Steps (P-3)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Part Three ———- Nya suddenly awoke, still

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luck
Tim McDaniel

Behind that Tree

 Jody Kouistra sighted along the barrel of her telescope. It was a beautiful clear October night, the stars close enough to get tangled in her

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#Halloween
Charlotte Rodricks

Halloween Betrothal

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( 1 Reviews )

It hit the floor with a thud. She watched in horror as the pumpkin basket bounced merrily off the floor of the patio scattering her

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competition
Tim McDaniel

Getting Ahead in Business

 Graeme Wood turned the newspaper to Local News, folded it, and smoothed it flat on the plastic table in front of him. The waitress passed

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carousel
Kai Parker

Olympius Hunting

The Girl She ducked down behind the sleigh; the light couldn’t reach her there. The man whistled along to the tune and walked between the

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AI
Tim McDaniel

Paperclip

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( 1 Reviews )

 “You seem to be writing a Post-Cyberpunk Pseudo-Western Romance. Need help?” Joe’s fingers froze. He stared at the paperclip as it writhed on the screen.

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Four – The Punishment (P-2)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit- Myself) Part Two “Ah, Commander Egress.” Nehemiah White turned

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Ten – The First of Many (P-3)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Three Everyone looked around

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter One – The Secret (P-4)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Author’s Note: Because this segment is so

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Alternative History
Charles Bastille

The Day the World Got Woke

Fiction for a Broken Country When I went to sleep last night, everything was normal. When I woke up, everything was different. Everything was Black.

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cyborg
Wendy Nikel

Cerise Sky Memories

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( 1 Reviews )

I remember a childhood that didn’t exist. Hot apple pies cooling on park benches. Small toes pressed into scorching white sand. Snowball fights leaving crisp,

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Transplant Horror from Beyond Space

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

 “Human, are you there?” The voice rasped out from the darkness under the stairs. The aliens preferred the dark, and they were given what they

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Space Ranger
Tim McDaniel

Dirty Laundry

LAST STOP CLEANERS The #1 Choice of the Space Service! Your ONLY laundry service within 200 light-years! DATE: April 14, 2344 TO: Commander Jason Dash

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No More Notifications

It was a gradual thing, the kind of slow build-up that you don’t see in horror anymore because it’s all jump scares and bloody guts.

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40s girl
Melissa Powers

Collide: Part 1 

May Bell Lee walks down the country road, wearing her favorite floral dress and heels. The boys are back from the front and her friend

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genetic
Tim McDaniel

The Best Path

The wind screamed past her, rippling over Spant’s skimship in tiny, flashing waves. She shot between two Andean mountain peaks at Mach four. One of

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Six – The Assessments (P-7)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Seven Torren stared down

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ghost
Tim McDaniel

Koehl’s Quality Impressions

 Early Wednesday morning, not much past 10:30, I wheezed my way through downtown in my old ’31 Ford. Down to White Center, where the city

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter One – The Secret (P-3)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Part Three It was nearly midnight when

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Eight – The Cryo-Dreams Begin (P-6)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Six The man felt

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Bogart
Tim McDaniel

Every Person Comes to Rick’s

The cafe the Social Connectors sent her to was more crowded than she had expected. Tinny Mozart came over the large speakers on either side

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boredom
Andrey Lukyanov

The Mutilator

I am the mutilator. That’s what I saw. This dream, where I’ve found myself in the middle of the endless white space. No horizon, no

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Democrat
Tim McDaniel

Incurable

 “Those the screening results?” Skemp asked. He put down his coffee. “Yep,” Gomes said. He put the files down on the table and sat down

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AI
Tim McDaniel

Blinking Noon and Midnight

 Len put down the book. He’d been kidding himself for an hour at least; the sweater wasn’t enough. The place was just too darn cold.

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Art
Tim McDaniel

Signatures

“It was a goddamn oddball thing to do,” said Paden, his voice tinny over the cheap standard suit radios we’d been issued. I turned my

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campaign
Tim McDaniel

Election Returns, Live

 The bulky figure stooped, bringing its head close to the ground, as if sniffing out a trail. Its electronic eyes whirred and the machine pistols

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luck
Tim McDaniel

Sucks to Be You

 Paul Flinchbaugh caught the elevator just before the doors closed, and patiently rode up to the seventh floor. Patiently, because the elevator was crowded, and

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S Chapter Eight – The Cryo-Dreams Begin (P-1)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part One It was the

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Six – The Assessments (P-6)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Six “I think we

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AI
Natalya Monyok

The Reenactment

  • 5
( 1 Reviews )

The nature of the universe was subjective, entirely dependent upon the perspective of each individual who experienced it. If a sentient being lived and grew

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contemporary fiction
Devyn Beal

The Bartender

“Where am I?” I caressed my sore wrist. “The Locomotion, gal,” the bartender sang. “What is that awful smell?” “Oh, that? Ahhh. That’s the smell

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Nine – The Hints of Burning Memories (P-2) 

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Two They crossed the

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Birth

My name is Oliver James, and I was born on a beautiful warm summer day. I suppose I cried a lot as many others would.

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Brother Sleep

My phone beeped, and I paused the game. “Yeah?” “Hi,” said Victory, calling from way down in Bangkok. Good thing the picture wasn’t on; I

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Four – The Punishment (P-3)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit – Myself) Part Three The senior medic quickly stepped

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Superhero
Tim McDaniel

Confidant

 “Rob, just listen to me for a sec. I’m not talking about anything that’s actually immoral. Nobody gets hurt.” Weldon Brown pushed the hair back

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Six – The Assessments (P-3)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit – Myself) Pronunciation Guide: “Aerot” is pronounced similarly to

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S – Saving One Soul (Prologue)

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( 1 Reviews )

(Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Prologue “Aaron Claviss White,” read the familiar writing across the inner cover of the small journal Nya White clutched in her

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The Candidate: Part 1

The last four months of Gabrielle’s presidential campaign have been rough. She knew it would be, but it was still difficult. The attack ads went

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near future
Wendy Nikel

12:20 Bus From the Basics

Beep. The digits flashed on Inna’s BitWatch at exactly midnight: $1000.00. She held her breath, half- expecting the shriek of her Aunt Li’s alarm clock,

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Reawakening

Nature had even reclaimed Canada Square; the tower now a symbol of man’s striving skyward, choking and decaying. It was almost unrecognisable here. The streets

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Six – The Assessments (P-2)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit- Myself) Part Two Nehemiah reached his office and closed

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Five – The Procedures (P-4)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit – Myself) Part Four —– The alarm clock next

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1940s soldier
Melissa Powers

Part 5: Cursed Time Lovers

The next morning, Miranda discharges from the hospital, given a clean bill of health. She walks with her parents down the hall to the waiting

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Pokemon
Tim McDaniel

Discards

 His mother had lain dead in the house for days, until a neighbor had become concerned. But the body had been taken away. The living

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S Chapter Nine – The Hints of Burning Memories (P-3)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Three Torren approached his

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Dystopian
Caitlin McColl

Contagion

Let’s start at the end, shall we? What remained of the city was now more wild than man-made, nature having fairly successfully reclaimed what used

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Pam Reeder

Freddy’s New Life

Freddy sees something big. Now he has to go into witness protection. He needs the next available vehicle ASAP. Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

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#Halloween
Robin Honigsberg

The Island

Their second honeymoon was going as well as Aidan hoped it would. He and Nicole needed to repair the rift in their relationship caused by

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Fiction
Charles Bastille

The Cutting

This short story is a part of the MagicLand Chronicles. It is set during a time long before that of the events in my debut

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Taking the Waters

“It just doesn’t make sense!” Dr. Emma Zee jammed her hands in the pockets of her white lab coat and glared out at the sea.

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curse
Melissa Powers

 Cursed Time Lovers: Chapter 1

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( 1 Reviews )

If she didn’t know any better, she’d say the boy is insane. He’s standing here demanding that he knows her, but she’s never seen him

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Two – The Death Reaper (P-1)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Part One Just as the sky began

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Three – The First Steps (P-2)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Part Two Aaron reached the outskirts of

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action
Donald J. Bingle

Dark Energy

Energy surged through his sinews as he ran effortlessly through the shadow-splashed night, metal-banded legs stretching and springing as they churned the decaying detritus of

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font
Tim McDaniel

Dr, Crawley, Guest Editor

Dear Readers – Readers, I say! When I accepted the request, the entreaty, the demand for me to be Guest Editor of this esteemed publication,

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Greece
Tim McDaniel

The Ediad

 Sing, O Muse! Or at least hum a little. They stood on the windy plain before the walled city: Odysseus, the shrewd captain; Agamemnon, tamer

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Crime
Tim McDaniel

Magic Squad!

Lieutenant David Moy bit his lower lip and looked back up at the eighteenth story ledge. The wind blustering along the street took one look

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epistolary
Alex Shvartsman

The Epistolary History

#1 1/9/12 Hey Cat, We finally did it! The time machine works. The blokes are talking about trying to sell it to some big technology

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vampire
Chloe Longstreet

Malik Needs Help

“Whoa!” Malik pulled gently on the reins of his horse, encouraging the animal to slow down. He hadn’t seen Trisha for almost a century and

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40s girl
Melissa Powers

Collide: Part 3

When the elevator stops on the third floor, May Bell is guided out. She’s still frazzled by the strange world that surrounds her. As they

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consequence
Melissa Powers

Love In Limbo: Part 4

Mary runs to the old chipped white bench in front of Pvt. Greene’s grave and plops down. She feels the tears streaming down her cheeks

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AI
William Mangieri

Purr Mission

Purr Mission Tale #1 in the Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire series Copyright 2011 by William Mangieri I stroked Kat’s fur and pressed my

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Matthew Goldberg

Gone Like the Bison

Sam’s fingers went double-time on the keyboard. Lines of multicolored sentences popped into existence—bits of code—arranged in just the right way to build wonders. On

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Five – The Procedures (P-2)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit- Myself) Part Two The man felt as though he

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conor
Conor Matthews

Necronauts

Dawn; blinds up and sun blazing, It’s time to die, just another workday. Dress up before the suit up, Walk out with the others and

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broken hearts
Melissa Powers

Transcendent Love

One day your heart is thump…thump…thumping and the next, the musical rhythm is gone. The warmth in your veins has now turned to ice. Life

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alien
Tim McDaniel

Screwed by Frankie Frog

  • 5
( 1 Reviews )

 “Who’s your favorite?” The woman looked up from her book, tossing her dark hair out of her eyes. “Excuse me?” Alan hadn’t meant to speak.

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planet
Casey Lawrence

Planet B

  • 5
( 1 Reviews )

As the G-forces pinned her to her assigned seat, Astrid felt as though this was all a grand mistake. Maybe it was the unimaginable pressure,

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dark
Dennis Mombauer

The Dust Bathynaut

The rift divides the land in two halves, but neither of them is interesting. It is the rift itself that calls to people, entices them

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Crime
Dennis Mombauer

The Future is Always Perfect

Don’t you wish you would never make a wrong decision? With FuturePreviewTM, you never do – because you always know what the future brings. #

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android
Christina Nordlander

After the End of the Tale

Leonides didn’t know when he had started searching for signs that something was wrong. It couldn’t have been right after he had got Herma back.

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#nearfuture
Julia Marsiglio

Under the Cherry Blossom Sky

  • 4.5
( 1 Reviews )

There were no fires that night. They couldn’t risk it. Aurelia ran her fingers along the gold chain around her neck. The motion was comforting,

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40s soldier
Melissa Powers

Cursed Time Lovers: Chapter 4

Miranda opens her eyes to a blur of shapes surrounding her. She feels damp all over and the cool temperature in the room causes her

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A Final Insult

“Every media outlet, every channel, every neurofeed; heck, we even got every linkstream hooked up for this, boss. This’ll be the fight of the century!”

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter One – The Secret (P-1)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue:  http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/  ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Cover Credit- Myself) Part One Nya sat perfectly still, staring

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Five – The Procedures (P-5)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Photo Credit – Myself) Part Five Nya watched Commander Egress’s face.

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adventure
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Nine – The Hints of Burning Memories (P-4)

*** Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ _____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Four “Now that we’ve

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alternate realities
Donald J. Bingle

For Every Time, A Season

The first sign was the tall grass receding into the soil. A few weeks later, the grass was entirely gone and a rich layer of

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Adventures
Maryandra Barker

S.O.S. Chapter Six – The Assessments (P-4)

***Want to start at the beginning? Here’s the link to the prologue: http://simily.co/all-stories/maryandramb/s-o-s-searching-out-souls/ ____________________________________________________________________ (Cover Photo Credit – Myself) Part Four Torren’s eyes narrowed. He

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