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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A Father and his son travel to the last ship leaving earth:

"Father and Sun"

https://gibberish.substack.com/p/father-and-sun

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An older sister explains to her brother how to be invisible properly.

https://indianamichael.substack.com/p/education

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Jack, a government agent, is sent undercover to a private medical company searching for misconduct; however, when he enters Elysium’s subconscious exploration trials, Jack receives more than he bargained for. (Thriller, horror, scifi)

https://bmaya.substack.com/p/project-blackwater?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=post_embed&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"The Sleeper, The Singer"

In this two-part lyrical fantasy tale, a troubled acolyte on a mission to protect a prophesied future lands on a remote island and finds more than she bargained for.

https://talebones.substack.com/p/the-sleeper-the-singer-part-one

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Private security professional, Ricki, is hired to police a collective dream state, though she doesn't know it yet. https://open.substack.com/pub/jontoews/p/ricki?r=1asdvc&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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A man woke up to the vacuum of the Moon and knew that something was wrong.

https://germanicuscaesar117.substack.com/p/hell-is-the-moon-flash-fiction

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The crew of the Herald have been contracted to recover vital data from a starship lost between stars 6 years ago. What they find is far more, and far worse, than 1s and 0s...

https://reddoscarwrites.substack.com/p/the-derelict-or-the-suff-in-space

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The descendant of an ancient god's champion goes in search of the deity who gave his family the power he rightfully deserves by blood.

Hope anyone who reads enjoys!

https://open.substack.com/pub/llford/p/the-righteous-one?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=1v5vok

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A flash fiction piece about a disgruntled middle-aged office drone who stumbles upon an ancient power: https://open.substack.com/pub/jamesrmarshall/p/primal-man?r=1eqm6v&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A boy created a ghost by writing on the wall, and now, years later, it wants something from him. A Phantom-of-the-Opera-esque story.

https://irisshaw.substack.com/p/the-hollow-men-or-the-opera-ghost

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Two super attendants fix the mundane problems of their apartment building's bizarre and sometimes supernatural tenants. Join Hector and Vartan as they help fix things for automatons, vampires, and get transported to parallel dimensions in The Sunset Apartments! https://typewritermechanic.substack.com/p/sunset-apartments-7

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A love story. With asteroids.

https://aflashinthepan.substack.com/p/islands

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Flash fiction. Strange creatures emerge from the sea, and a government lockdown is put in place. https://open.substack.com/pub/linnhe/p/lockdown?r=24lshr&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A wayward Musketeer sacrifices the one he loves most when he makes a deal with a devil to spare his own life.

https://joshtatter.substack.com/p/silver-and-snow?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

In a New Jersey tenement, a six-year-old boy accidently ingests three drops from the Cauldron of Inspiration. Welsh myth meets Looney Tunes.

https://speclectic.substack.com/p/the-bard-of-bayonne

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Jimmy Swann - A Red-Letter Day". Chapter #11.

Everything changed with the conversation with Robert. Robert had married and had a new-born son.

https://jamesron.substack.com/p/jimmy-swann-a-red-letter-day

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

An unexpected meeting gives a young woman the chance to walk around inside her mind--but what she finds will rattle her to her core.

Technically chapter 11 of my serial but a good entry point/fairly easy to stand alone.

https://blinkingblueline.substack.com/p/the-library

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A cozy horror story - short and fun.🫣

“The Ugly cardigan” or the price of a writer’s success. Falls into the subgenre of magical realism.

https://open.substack.com/pub/kathrineelaine/p/the-ugly-cardigan?r=2rhgsy&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"Malefib*tch"

A fractured fairy tale with multiple endings about an evil witch and an occasionally sleeping princess.

https://www.yeoldetymenews.com/p/malefibitch

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Dec 1, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Yurik Stafferson, Department Head of Formerly Great Civilizations, wishes the illest possible future upon his former colleague - and uses precious magical resources to indulge his spite.

"I hope this letter finds you well."

https://robingeorge.substack.com/p/i-hope-this-letter-finds-you-well

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Gracie hadn't had a holiday in years so she got an AI powered robot to help her plan. It was all going great until the bot had other ideas!

https://open.substack.com/pub/darkfables/p/holiday-bot-3000?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android&r=1i7kcs

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A lonely man goes to a nightclub in search of a woman willing to take his virginity. He ends up getting a lot more than he bargained for.

https://edmundmuller.substack.com/p/the-catgirl-in-pink

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A heatproof restaurant cook has to rescue his aquatic girlfriend from a dark, sinister organization, but are they actually dating in the first place? Octave of Stars mixes action, faith, and fun into a savory treat for all ages. Completed serial novel posting twice a week as a multimedia experience.

https://zmthomas.substack.com/p/oos-ep01

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

The first piece of a story about a man with an appointment at a shop with half-baked signage.

https://open.substack.com/pub/delartelle/p/1-arrival?

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When fans become fanatics: https://davidperlmutter.substack.com/p/fandom

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Journey beyond the fractal eclipse into the impermanent labyrinth and discover what the future holds for the Roamers.

https://withinthefractaleclipse.substack.com/p/chapter-1-the-infinite-desert

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

"The Castle on the Hill"

Katrine Bertoli-Dunajoux is the daughter of an aristocratic winemaker and an oddity amongst both her family and the people of the Misty Valley. All she wants is to make wine, practice Grandfather's alchemy, and fantasize about the hidden castle across the valley from her home, but the prospect of an arranged marriage threatens to force unwanted change into her life. (Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery)

https://talesofcalamityandtriumph.substack.com/p/the-castle-on-the-hill-ch-1

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

In a world rocked by the appearance of mysterious Rifts, a snarky elderly woman with a secret runs afoul of a mob boss. Part 1 of 2.

https://open.substack.com/pub/bridgetriley/p/the-rifter-part-i?r=9e3cr&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A minor god avoiding his duties ends up getting dragged right into them when he stumbles upon magic not controlled by the gods.

https://open.substack.com/pub/konstancek/p/god-of-discovery-masterpost?r=2xi6ap&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Mary Robin was a good girl, and she never lied. She was cheerful and helped anyone she would meet. While on summer vacation Mary Robin goes to visit the Fairies before school starts. Then Aliens attacked. Invasion Day: Fairy Ring, Posts Dec 2.

https://open.substack.com/pub/loganhousepub/p/invasion-day-fairy-ring?r=20p573&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Vietnamese Gods revolves around our protagonist's quest to resurrect his wife. In the background, however, a War between two of the country's most powerful deities are brewing once again. Last time, the country was split in two. Although he couldn't bear half a thought for the War, it seems to have other plans for him. After all, he is the son of Saint Gióng, Vietnamese's God of War, Youth, and Strength.

https://open.substack.com/pub/vuphan/p/vietnamese-gods?r=2r7yk8&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Short story: Abram the sword and Abram the human must work together as one to save their siblings from the empire, and meet their strange fate.

https://warthogreport.substack.com/p/the-swordsmen

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Just a regular day in the office, yet still gritty, real and cinematic. Celebrate your achievement with a doughnut. https://open.substack.com/pub/reiditwrite/p/a-teardrop-implodes

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Nov 30, 2023·edited Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Sāf-Cams collect data from the mandatory ii:Chips implanted in our foreheads. No one pays attention anymore. We just keep our eyes down, staring at our phones. The future is here.

ACCESS by Sharron Bassano https://sharronbassano.substack.com/p/access

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A thousand years ago, the Gondwanans conquered the northern hemisphere.

The World's Other Side is an alternate history serial novel.

https://open.substack.com/pub/theworldsotherside/p/1?r=7etwc&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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"too much to do? Ever wish there could be two of you? Now there can! Is your life too much for just one person? Help is on the way!"

https://amyletter.substack.com/p/gretchagain

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

On her old planet all they ever did was date. On her new planet marriage was contractual, short, and required. Both were frustrating, almost dystopic. Is there a third way?

https://vonwriting.substack.com/p/contract-marriage-1

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Bigheart’s life as a lowly farm boy takes a predictable turn for the heroic when an ancient prophecy reveals him to be the chosen one who will overthrow the tyrannical Lord Gravedeath and restore peace to the realm. His father’s last words, “it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice,” will have absolutely no bearing on the story, but it seemed like a good thing to say in the moment. With a motley crew that includes a wizard with no powers, identical twins who the author usually forgets to write lines for, and a sarcastic and beautiful female character whose sole purpose is to sexually frustrate him, Bigheart must journey to the outer reaches of the realm to reach the Object of Great Power before Lord Gravedeath does - something that seems unlikely given the stunning incompetence of the latter.

If this sounds like every other adventure story you’ve ever read, then you got the joke and you’re ready to join the adventure. Subscribe to Adventure Story for free to get the next episode sent directly to your inbox.

https://open.substack.com/pub/niccolohilgendorf/p/adventure-story-episode-9-a-serialized?r=1xrwaa&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Sherlock Holmes is baffled by a new client -- a man who claims to be a soldier, sent back from the future. "The Sign of War."

https://joshlieb.substack.com/p/sunday-drive-b10

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Gearpunk clone of Eve (yes that one) flees murderous robots in an unwieldy airship.

Plus: a science IRL article from your ex-engineer author about a manmade UFO the US and Canada built in the 60’s trying to tap in to quantum energy fields.

https://open.substack.com/pub/scifirl/p/the-reclamation-of-evechapter-4-of?r=1w1z8s&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A military pilot returns after miraculously surviving a plane crash with a fractured memory and what remained of his helmet camera and plane's black box.

https://talesofkarnum.substack.com/p/cataclysm

This is episode one of a dystopian serial fiction.

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Chapter 1 of the serialized middle grade sci-fi novel The Light Brigade:

When new kid in town Will finds himself in the midst of a sea of brainwashed middle schoolers, he has to join the Light Brigade to save them. But can he trust his new crew and the Man Upstairs who guides them with fortune cookie directions?

https://teapotfulloftales.substack.com/p/light-brigade-chapter-1

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Kolchak the Night Stalker fan fiction, with no connection whatsoever to 'A Christmas Story'.

https://randallhayes.substack.com/p/the-rake

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

I just posted the latest in my serial anthology today. The found fiction is part of a larger narrative (this is episode 5), while the short story is stand alone. I'd love to hear what readers think about my short story.

The consequences of a night out reach farther than they ever believed. Four begin and only three are left at the end.

https://open.substack.com/pub/reinacruzwrites/p/episode-5-happy-and-fortunate?r=y7t5u&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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They've learned to live with us, largely unseen, but everywhere. Yet, is that all?

One of my short stories that might make you a little uneasy.

The Pack

https://ericmartell.substack.com/p/the-pack

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

A “chosen one” meets his fate and awakens to a new reality. Part I of a new serial! https://open.substack.com/pub/rootsynthesis/p/20-realms-part-i-chosen-one?r=2xiwo&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by Brian Reindel 👾⚔️

Alannah wants, no, she deserves perspective. Hawali resort gives all travelers what they deserve.

https://open.substack.com/pub/zacharyroush/p/awakening?r=5bis7&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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"Project Iterate" - A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder gets a chance to undo his crime through an experimental time-travel program. But when he discovers a painful secret from his past, he’s forced to consider whether not existing at all is the best solution.

https://www.digitaldashshorts.com/p/project-iterate

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Birthed from the convergence of ancient black magic and a cell phone accidentally dropped into a proton beam at CERN, a singularity straight out of Lovecraft's Eldritch Horrors is let loose upon the world(s).

https://rorschalk.substack.com/p/big-banging-black-holes-chptr-1

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Murata And Tomoe are two sellswords who find themselves serving two rival lords. Despite their love for each other, neither of them can defy their loyalties.

https://open.substack.com/pub/blackinkstories0/p/a-chanced-duel-part-1?r=1p1lnd&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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