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Science fiction is a re-imagining of ideas and technologies that we haven't seen yet, but still fit within our understanding of the universe. Themes can include space travel, time travel, robots, cyborgs, cyberpunk, parallel realities, etc.

The fantasy genre does not necessarily have any grounding in reality, and is more concerned with magic and myth. This can encompass everything from historical Arthurian tales of court intrigue, to epic battles for empires and crusades against the forces of darkness.

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Secrets of Liberty Mountain: No Man's Land (Chapter 35)

Life abruptly changes when a homeless veteran stumbles upon a group of female survivalists.

Sheila had the soul of a cavalry commander and lived the warrior's code of old. Feed your horses, your troops, and yourself. In that order. Her declaration of a banquet of gratitude was a brazen departure from the typical bullshit command response to a crisis which was: when in doubt, run in circles, scream, and shout.  With the generous help of brandy and buds, Martha's magnificent meal...Read On

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Outside the Box

Some AIs know you better than you know yourself.

I’m not sure exactly how The Boxx works. That’s part of its allure and magic, I think. Four new branch stores have opened in the city in the last two months alone. I read somewhere that the newest ones are extremely fancy, with bars, spa areas and lounges full of beautiful people, and that the boxxes themselves have special functions and options that cater to every whim and wish you could...Read On

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War Of The World II - Part 5

With the invasion imminent it must be time for prayer

Part 5 - The Miracle of Westminster Big Ben struck half past midnight as we entered the eastern end of the bridge. It astounded me for a second that it was little more than twelve hours since I had first laid eyes on the Contessa and Bernhardt. Yet I realised that we had a bond with each such that I knew I would lay down my life for them, and them for me. I hoped the night ahead would not...Read On

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Secrets of Liberty Mountain: No Man's Land (Chapter 12)

Life abruptly changes when a homeless veteran stumbles upon a group of female survivalists.

"These mountains are as dangerous as they are beautiful. They might appear to be lovely and majestic but don't let 'em fool you. The beauty hides the heart of a killer," Brenda explained as she dug through her inventory, looking for a pair of gloves in my size. "Got 'em!" she yelled as she held the object of her search aloft, a pair of insulated gloves joined the rest of my new wardrobe. ...Read On

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Secrets of Liberty Mountain: No Man's Land (Chapter 8)

Life abruptly changes when a homeless veteran stumbles upon a group of female survivalists.

The bright glow of morning sunshine reflected off the snow-capped western mountains and cascaded through our bedroom window, filling every corner with light. Some part of my sleeping brain registered the change in illumination and curiosity teased my eyes open. My initial reaction was a momentary disconcerting sense of confusion that we all feel when waking up in a brand new place for the...Read On

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War Of The Worlds II - Part 2

The Contessa has a procedure for her hysteria.

Part 2 - Procedure   After my second pot of tea and my sandwiches I had the commissionaire flag down a Hansom Cab. The journey to my practice was uneventful, but quicker and drier than had I waited for a bus or walked.   I arrived with a good half hour to spare, and due to the fact it was the weekend and my assistants were not there I had to set about lighting the fire to heat the...Read On

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Welcome to Reality

Is this the real life?

I stare at my own reflection, still not convinced that that is really me. It’s not how I would usually picture myself; not how I usually saw myself. My eyes seem duller than usual. The hair on my head not quite so lush and verdant, but more hair than I’m used to everywhere else. My chest somehow thinner and not as toned. And, as my eyes roam down the reflection, I don’t quite recognise my...Read On

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Third Class Super or Provisional Super Villain?

not your typical superhero tale

Got the letter today. Guess what? Third time ain’t the damn charm… still not a Super. Dear Applican’t, (is probably what they wanted to write), after careful review of an impressive candidate pool, blah blah, we regret (sure) to inform you that your application is not competitive enough for entrance into Supers Academy; however, we are considering you as a candidate for blah.   I scan...Read On

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Butterfly Beach XIII: The Eye of Thermisto

(First entry from the Diary of V.Dorofeyev, translated from the original Slavic by O.Delacroix) i. With the help of Pavel and Yngvild, I was able to close the portal, sealing the cavern behind us before we were driven mad.  Even now, a handful of days later, the site of divinity burns like a fever in my mind like a siren, calling out to me.  My companions feel it too.  Pavel weeps...Read On

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A Queen in Need - A Halloween Story

Fey takes man back to save his great, great...grandmother.

Halloween was approaching, but the days were not growing cold. That was because I was in a campground in southwestern Texas where winter doesn’t show up until February and even then it doesn’t get below forty unless the local weather people are screaming about record lows. I decided to go hiking out through the scrubbrush. The maps warn not to hike alone on a lot of the trails, but I...Read On

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Butterfly Beach XII: Discoveries or Must the Stars be Ever Out of Reach?

Strangely, Prel’s reluctance rekindled the spirit of motivation in me. I’d become complacent, losing myself in the haze of sexual desire and that of the potent berries that were so easily obtainable.  The Kintinku provided me with a challenge – not only that of learning to communicate with the cat-man, but to seduce him as well.  At first it was difficult.  I had, in a true sense,...Read On

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Butterfly Beach XI: Summer or The Sharing of Tongues

Spring passed quickly and summer arrived, bringing with it a longing that drew me more and more to the surface and daylight.  With each passing day I felt more and more restless, the need to see the open sky overcoming my desire for Isshu, strong as that was.  Had he been able to stand the almost sweltering heat, I would have enjoyed his company here in a world that was more to my tastes. ...Read On

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Science Slut

Working late opens the door to much more than she bargained

Her slender fingers hovered above the Enter key, wanting to do it and not at the same time. Despite the air-con, a bead of sweat made itself known beneath her plain blouse. The feelings never changed, no matter how many times she'd run the experiment. Racing pulse. Fluttering heart. The line between excitement and fear undefined. There was always the chance the parameters were wrong....Read On

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Jenny The Time Travelling Lesbian (Part 1)

Jenny spends the night with a duchess.

Nothing but the silvery glow of the crescent moon illuminated Matilda's sleeping quarters. The autumn night was calm but cold, and thick layers of furs and blankets kept the young woman warm and comfy. The oaken bed was large and sturdy, and made Matilda's feminine but short body appear smaller still. Only her head poked out of the covers, the skin pale in the moonlight and her locks dark....Read On

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The Master of O, Chapter 6

The Wicked Witch is finally brought to justice!

Dorothy may have been confused about her sexual identity, not aware of the fact that she was bisexual, but there was no doubt that she enjoyed the amount of sex she was now getting! Since meeting Mistress Mombi, Dorothy had never had so much sex in her life! No longer did she have to satisfy her own needs and desires, she was getting them met and then some. Mistress was keeping Dorothy's...Read On

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Alien to Pleasure

Careful, objects in the mirror may be less human than they appear...

SEVEN DAYS AGO: Zilla ~   The force of impact jolted her against the forcefield holding her to the seat. "Ooooofff!" The images on the screen were roiling clouds of dust showing the world outside her craft.  Eyeing her new environment with eagerness, she rolled her eyes and the lit beams that banded her to the seat disappeared.  The dust was clearing now and she stared at the...Read On

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The True Tale of Tam Lin

A chance encounter in an enchanted forest ends up exactly how you'd expect.

    O all you ladies young and gay,     Who are so sweet and fair,     Do not go into Chaster’s wood,     For Tomlin will be there.     From some he takes their golden rings,     Some left without a thread!     Those lucky girls run naked home:     he left their maidenhead! The late Autumn breeze stirs the trees around me as I urge my palfrey into a canter. I love to ride: the familiar...Read On

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Passion

My apologies to Hans Christian Andersen and Looking Glass

Zee walked into the bar like she owned it. Like she owned it and wanted to burn it down. She strode over to the pretty, green-eyed bartender without acknowledging the five men gawking at her. "Where is she?" Zee demanded. "You know, if you gave me your cell phone number I could call you when she comes in," said the bartender. Zee usually liked the tease in her voice but tonight, she was...Read On

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Open Late

A young fast food worker is seduced by his dream girl, a robot coworker.

In the future, robotics and advanced A.I. become a ubiquitous part of society, aiding mankind in all facets of everyday life. However, they still retained the cold impersonal look of a machine until a new development rocketed over the uncanny valley. Grown rather than built, this new kind of being was made possible by hacking the human genome and combining biology with nanomachines: cyborgs...Read On

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Butterfly Beach IX : Abandonment and Reunion

From the Log Book of HMS Ravensong We have decided to set sail upon the morrow, satisfied that we have rescued all living survivors of the Golden Dove. We have spent the last week searching, at the insistence of Prof. W. Waites and his daughter, that one of their number still lives, lost somewhere beyond the city of serpents. With a fierce storm brewing upon the horizon, I fear that to...Read On

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Timestones

Can a romantic Goth really cross time to be with the woman he loves?

I don't need reminding I'm different from the other kids, but they do it anyway, eroding my self-confidence like waves pounding the headland. Sure I wear black jeans, trench coat and eyeliner. Docs, not Converse. Trivium on my playlist over Bieber or Swift. But so what? Dad understands. Says I should live each day in the moment. Carve a niche in the world and to hell with what...Read On

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Butterfly Beach VIII: Metamorphae

Eventually, numbness and boredom eased my terror, pushing it to the back of my mind. How long I hung, suspended like a worm on a fisherman’s hook, I know not for I spent much of the time fading into an uncomfortable unconsciousness. And then, the terror returned in abundance as I felt a presence within the dark, my eyes having grown accustomed enough to see the displacement of blank emptiness...Read On

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The World Ends With A Whimper

One man's life on the precipice takes a new turn.

All around me, the grimy, cracking walls echoed with the deafening snarl of pistons. Burning rubber kicked up a storm of gravel that ricocheted all around like gunfire. I pressed myself deep into the darkest corner of the bridge arch and curled up as small as I could. I admit it wasn’t my most courageous or heroic moment, but I’ve learned to do whatever it takes to survive. I had no plans...Read On

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Jungle Heat

A jungle creature plays with destiny during a night of erotic magic.

The jungle was a living, breathing, heartbeat that pulsed in his ears and slicked his skin with fine blood-filled scratches. Ben Collins batted at a slithering tendril of a vine that skimmed his cheek, ever cautious of the snakes that filled both the air above, and the ground beneath his feet. Glancing up into the canopy of leaves and creatures overhead he could still feel the eyes. He was...Read On

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Basic Parameters

Indulging in the charms of a virtual stranger leads to more than he bargained.

The game always took place on the outer rim of the scorched city. An abandoned manufacturing facility long since left to decay by the authorities, far enough out that it was deemed too costly to demolish or protect from squatters, the dust, vermin and time allowed the privilege of sealing its fate. That's why it was perfect. Out of sight, out of mind. Those that picked up the coded...Read On

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Chapter VI: Exile and Ecstasy or Butterfly on a String

From the sketchbook of G. McCrossen. Captured! Thankfully, only James’ pride wounded. In hindsight, it was fortunate that his pistol misfired. The fight had been short. Although James did his best to defend us, his revolver failed to fire, much to his obvious chagrin. After a short, but spirited skirmish the lizard-men, as Emma has dubbed them, quickly overpowered him with their...Read On

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The Survivor ch 4: Redemption

There was only a hint of a breeze that evening. It was a cold, fresh smelling movement in the air that carried away the growing fatigue Myra felt since that night at the quarry lake. It wasn't that she was physically tired, far from it actually. The room she shared with Bo at the militia's compound was almost as comfortable as a barrack as it was a suite when the building was still a...Read On

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Butterfly Beach V: Secrets and Revelations

From the Journal of Olivia Delacroix - Sixth entry. I have yet to share the truth with anyone, even Emma, with whom I have grown closer to than anyone else in my life. It tears at me, keeping secrets, here, where we have torn down the walls separating us. I feel apart suddenly, and it is not a feeling I find comfortable. Before, I would leave the thoughts within these pages for all too...Read On

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Butterfly Beach IV : The Origin of Desire or The Pool of Unearthly Delights

From the Journal of Olivia Delacroix - Fourth entry. The last few days feel like a fever dream born of delirium. Emma claims that I was gone for a span of a week and I have no reason to doubt her and yet, I find it hard to fathom that so many days passed. I can only assume that my wits were sufficiently scrambled by my ordeal. Of what I do recall, the discovery of the swarm upon...Read On

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Butterfly Beach III :Storm Clouds Over Eden (An Interlude).

From the sketchbook of G. McCrossen. Day by day, the desire to be rescued fades. Here, I no longer fear being found out. I feel free. Returning to civilization is far from my mind. Carter tugged insistently on Gavin’s hand as they walked along the beach, the sound of waves crashing against the rocks before sluicing through the tide pools their constant companion. They’d left the camp...Read On