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Filter, Read, Repeat: Free Access to the Best in Short Speculative Fiction
Looking for an easy entry into short fiction? Explore our curated collection of themed directories. Each ‘volume’ is comprised of six handpicked story links.
Bonds forged by choice.
Embark on adventures alongside unlikely companions. From travelling traders to misfit spacemen, celebrate the extraordinary power of belonging to a family defined by love and loyalty.
adoption, corporation, family, found family, happy ending, heist, humor, pirates, prison break, retail, space travel, spaceship, thievesThe heir to a galactic-wide retail and catalogue company leaves the clones in charge and goes to break mom out of prison.
car, enemies to friends, found family, friends to enemies, friendship, fuel, magic, necromancy, post-apocalypse, powers, rescue mission, road tripRaising a car from the dead is the easy part, it's getting everyone together to save Edgar where everything sort of falls apart.
aliens, androids, found family, future ancestors, happy ending, love, M/M, reveal, robotics, secrets, space, spaceship, storytellingAfter a horrific accident, Graff finds it a little awkward to explain to the captain and crew how he managed to survive being cut in half.
Leave with a smile
Whether it’s a chance encounter that blossoms into something magical or a triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds, these stories remind us that no matter how dark the night may seem, dawn is always just around the corner.
- Everyone already knows how to feel about Yilien’s choices. About Yilien’s expectations. They’ve chosen their masks in anticipation of her future, and practiced the order in which they’ll wear their reactions.
A passport to adventure
Prepare to be transported! From bustling cities to remote landscapes, capture the thrill of the journey and the transformative power of wanderlust. Whether it’s a solo backpacking trip across continents, a romantic getaway in a far-flung paradise, or a heartwarming tale of unexpected connections on the road, these stories will ignite your sense of adventure.
city, escape, freedom, happy ending, life, living cities, love, oppression, overcoming fear, romance, toxic relationship, travelingHe tells her she talks too much so he can use the silence against her. She couldn't imagine an escape until she discovers that the city she loves might just love her back.
Join the investigation
Put your detective hat on and dive into a mystery waiting to be solved. From gritty crime scenes to baffling puzzles, each tale will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow intrepid investigators, cunning sleuths, and brilliant minds on their quest for justice. Whether it’s uncovering clues in a sleepy small town, navigating the labyrinthine corridors of power, or unraveling the secrets hidden within the shadows, these stories will challenge your wits and keep you guessing until the very end. So, sharpen your deductive skills, gather your magnifying glass, and get ready to join the hunt.
Learn to Fly
Spread your wings
Stretch newfound wings! With fledgling aviators taking their first tentative steps into the boundless sky to seasoned pilots navigating the turbulent winds of change, explore the transformative power of embracing the unknown. Discover the exhilarating freedom that comes from learning to fly.