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    • Of Bridges and Buses Cover
      by Monochromatic We are all stories in the end.  Your heart will stop, your breath will cease, your flesh will rot, but your story? It will live on and on, in the memories of those around you, in the dozens upon dozens of little echoes you left in your old apartment, in the corner of the local bar, in the scars you left while living on Earth.  Two people sit at a bus stop. What they look like isn’t important. Neither are their names.  The one on the left holds a paper in their left hand, the thin…
      Original • Comedy • Drama • Slice of Life
    • The Little Girl Cover
      by Monochromatic In the perfectly ideal world that Sophie thought she lived in, she reached her destination without any delays or any inconveniences and was back in the mansion in less than an hour. In the world Sophie actually lived in, she got absolutely lost. She walked and walked and walked, her map effortlessly floating before her, and the more she walked, the more lost she felt. The map—a worn-out thing Flint had fetched from inside an old desk—was doing little to help as well. Words were blurred, streets…
      Original • Drama • LGB • Romance • Sex
    • The Mansion Cover
      by Monochromatic As she stepped out of the carriage and onto the gray driveway, my dear beloved laid her eyes on Lady Catherine’s mansion for the very first time. In person, that is. She’d seen it before in photographs, and once in a fantastic illusion conjured by the Lady herself upon visiting the Clarkes. A mesmerizing show of sorcery and projection, and soon enough, a young girl was staring in awe at a dollhouse-sized three-dimensional building. It was the day magic and knowledge became her life. She was…
      Original • Drama • LGB • Romance • Sex
    • End’s Beginning and The Carriage that took us there Cover
      by Monochromatic My lips glistened with a rather costly lipstick—my very own blood. It trickled from my mouth, down my chin, and a droplet fell on her shirt. The noises around us faded from my mind. They became distant, so very distant, and all that mattered was her. Her, as she held me, and her, now stained with my life’s pulse liquefied. Her thin, weak arms surrounded me, so different and distinct from those of the many men and women that had claimed my body before. I’d been a fool, I knew.  If…
      Original • Drama • LGB • Romance • Sex
    • 01 – Compulsive Cover
      by James Wake It was ugly, really. Horrid. She stared at herself in a small mirror, the gem around her neck barely catching her eye. “Stunning,” the salesman said. “That color is perfect for you.” She ignored him. He didn’t know what he was talking about. The gem on this necklace was too big and tawdry. Not at all like the simple, elegant silver thing a few inches farther down the display, with diamonds so small and clear they looked like pinpricks of light running down the chain. It had caught…
      Original • Action • Crime • Cyberpunk • Science Fiction
    • corpus – 1.1 Cover
      by Hungry A blossom of alchemical fire grew in quiet flesh; a spark took hold in the wet crimson darkness of muscle and marrow and memory. And Elpida choked back to life inside her own coffin. Blank grey steel, inches from her nose. Eyes aching like spent coals, lids rasping like sandpaper. A shallow layer of cold, greasy fluid clung to her back, her buttocks, the undersides of her legs. Hair slicked to her skull and stuck to her neck. A faint blue glow came from left of her head, illuminating her naked…
      Original • Action • Girls Love • Horror • Post Apocalyptic • Science Fiction
    • mind; correlating – 1.1 Cover
      by Hungry On the day I met Raine, the first thing I did was jerk awake in bed and vomit nightmares into my lap. That’s not quite accurate. If I could purge the nightmares like a bad meal then life would be a lot easier. No, I brought up bile and what little I’d managed to keep down over the last couple of days, then dry-heaved through the aftershocks, shaking and coated in cold sweat. The nightmares had lashed at me for two weeks; last night set a new record of unbroken pain. For a long moment I screwed my…
      Original • Body Horror • Cosmic Horror • Lesbian • Romance • Urban Fantasy
    • mind; correlating – 1.2 Cover
      by Hungry “Can’t miss it” turned out to be a typically Raine-like oversight. The Medieval Metaphysics Department was hidden away in the furthest corner of Sharrowford University’s “new” building, Willow House, a snaking four-story structure of Brutalist concrete and brown glass, built in the 1960s to dominate the campus, alongside the Gothic spires and stonework of the university’s tiny old core. I’d fallen in love with the old university buildings on my very first visit. Soaring ceilings and oak…
      Original • Body Horror • Cosmic Horror • Lesbian • Romance • Urban Fantasy
    • mind; correlating – 1.3 Cover
      by Hungry Slipping was never the same twice. Once, when I was twelve years old, it gripped me as I stepped into the shower. A jerk and a twist and another world bloomed around me; I crept naked for hours through a rotting jungle beneath a throbbing black sun. My parents found me curled up under my bed, drooling and insensible. When I was a little older I went missing in the middle of school. Everyone recalled I’d been in biology class, but I never arrived at maths. I’d rounded a corner behind my classmates…
      Original • Body Horror • Cosmic Horror • Lesbian • Romance • Urban Fantasy
    • mind; correlating – 1.4 Cover
      by Hungry I halted at the front gate to Evelyn’s house as Raine stepped onto the garden path. When she realised I wasn’t following, she turned and raised her eyebrows at me. “You have got to be joking,” I said. “Evelyn lives here? Alone?” “Her family owns the house. It’s complicated. Come on, it’ll be fine, she won’t bite, not this time.” We’d left campus about twenty minutes ago, skirted the northern side of the student quarter, and crossed over into Sharrowford’s frayed eastern…
      Original • Body Horror • Cosmic Horror • Lesbian • Romance • Urban Fantasy