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Regarding Your Future With The Futures Planning Consortium

by Raq Winchester & Fran Wilde

Due to someone mistakenly scheduling the office party synchronously with the rollout of the 2016 local adjustment planning calendar upgrade to version 16.5, I think some apologies are in order. I am sure the responsible party or parties will want to make amends. As a result of this error, the rise of fascism in Europe has accelerated, the next global extinction launched without supervision, and the party caterers were sent to 1620 BCE.

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Balance Point

by Sarah Goslee

Nik came here to learn magic, not to be ignored by everyone — even the teachers — except when it was time for tea.

Apr 13, 2017 | news

Here are the stories we bought in March, along with some statistics on race and ethnicity

by Brian J. White

We were open to flash fiction submissions (stories of 1,000 words or less) last month. We received 567 stories and accepted 17.

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The Hulder’s Husband Says Don’t

by Kate Lechler

The first word I learned that day was “perfect.” He repeated it, over and over, running hot fingers down the skin of my cheek and neck. His hands found the ragged wooden edges of the hole in my back, danced down to the base of my spine, stroked down the furred length of my tail.

Apr 7, 2017 | news

Join the Antifascist Fiction Club

by Brian J. White

We wanted to give you all a way to show that you’re not lying down in the face of hatred, bigotry, and violence.

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It Happened To Me: I Was Brought Back to Avenge My Death, But Chose Justice Instead

by Nino Cipri

Dirty river water filling my mouth, the tastes of oil and mud and rust; plastic zip-ties cutting into the skin of my wrists; lights on the surface of the water receding away from me. That’s what I remember from before I died.

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The Praetorian Guard

by Lucas J.W. Johnson

Praetorian Marshal Lia Song strode through the door into the claustrophobic room, hailed by a gust of icy wind from outside.

Mar 28, 2017 | news

Out today: She Wolf and Cub, a novel by Lilith Saintcrow

by Brian J. White

Ever since they gave her a new cyborg body and a steady stream of murderous work, she’s known the rules. Keep your head down, do your job, don’t get involved. Then they sent her to assassinate a child.

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Radio Werewolf

by Cassandra Khaw

“The Nazis’ broadcasts said they had guerrilla forces waiting, watching from the mouth of the pines. Werewolves. Ready to devour us whole.”

Mar 19, 2017 | news

We Are Open to Flash Fiction Submissions This Week

by Brian J. White

Fireside is accepting fiction submissions of up to 1,000 words this week.

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