Posts in Featured Creatures
Ghost by Ditrie Marie Bowie
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Ditrie Marie Bowie (née Sanchez) is a Puerto Rican in British Columbia, Canada who writes fiction. Bowie professionally reviews books for IndieReader and teaches English to non-native speakers around the globe. Her debut novel, Fillius Glint, ranked in the top 10% indie books that Kirkus Reviews read in 2017.
A classically trained pianist, she has lived in three different countries spanning two continents. And she met her spouse in a video game.
She also has a pet dragon. Bearded dragon, that is.

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The Door by Andrea Pusztai
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Andrea Pusztai (1975) got her degree in Philosophy from the University of Szeged, but her true passion is history. Her main focus is the early Middle Ages, the historical interactions between Byzantium and Hungary, but she is also interested in plague epidemics, witch trials and the roles and lives of women and religions through the course of history. She also writes fantasy and when it comes to short stories, she enjoys venturing into sci-fi and more mystical topics.

The Door was translated by Fanni Sütő.

Jane's Cocktail by A Katherine Black
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A. Katherine Black is a writer on some days and an audiologist on others.  She lives in Maryland with her family, their cats and her coffee machines.  Her stories have appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction, Farther Stars Than These, and others.  Her thoughts occasionally land at flywithpigs.com.  Find her on twitter @akatherineblack

Beasts and Blood by Kim Letendre
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Never cheat an assassin.

Hailing from Canada, Kim spends most her time either studying, fencing on her school’s varsity team or working, and writes in her spare time, both in French and English, though most of her published work is in French. Her genre of predilection is fantasy, both for writing and for the media she consumes, though she has dabbled in science fiction. She mostly writes short stories though she has hopes of one day finishing the novel she has been working on, which Aurelius originally comes from. She harbours love for anything related to creativity, from music to tattoos, without forgetting 50s fashion.
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New Horizons by Eddie D Moore
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Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Find more on his blog: https://eddiedmoore.wordpress.com/.

Closer Closer by Eddie D Moore
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 Originally published in Flash Fiction Magazine

Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Find more on his blog.

My First Feast, An Arachnid's Tale by Jeffrey H Toney
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Dr. Toney has published scientific peer-reviewed articles, news media opinion pieces as well as short fiction stories in Sick Lit Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of The Veterans Writing Project, The East Coast Literary Review, Crack The Spine and in 2 Elizabeths. Recently, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his 100 word story, “The Quiet Raspberry Wormhole” in Crack The Spine, published in their recent Anthology. He serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kean University.

Tempest by Mariah Avix
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Mariah Avix is the creator of 600 Second Saga. A space for developing authors to explore the realms of science fiction and fantasy in 10 minutes or less every week.

Mariah writes magical tales of how technology will change our world, and technologically laced tales of magic, that probably isn’t real.
She is currently working on a series of novellas about shapeshifters who fight wildfires, a trilogy about a woman who refuses to admit that she has the M word (magic), and endless flash fiction.

In the Shadow of Monsters anthology now available free!

Lock-Out by Anike Kirsten
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Born during the end to an era of institutional oppression, raised through the journey towards equity and freedom, Anike Kirsten has emerged a science fiction author who writes to highlight the issues that yet plague society. In struggles with intersectionality at the hands of inequality and privilege still present in South Africa, Anike uses her writing to provide a medium through which readers can relate, reflect on, and find hope in.

Read more at Anike Kirsten

Of Beasts and Men
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Waiting by Eddie D Moore
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Eddie D. Moore travels extensively for work, and he spends much of that time listening to audio books. The rest of the time is spent dreaming of stories to write and he spends the weekends writing them. His stories have been published by Jouth Webzine, The Flash Fiction Press, Every Day Fiction, Theme of Absence, Devolution Z, and Fantasia Divinity Magazine.

Find more on his blog.

Morning After by Kiley Levinson
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Kiley Levinson is a young writer currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at Bangor University. She was an editor and contributor to Not Quite Airplanes, an anthology of amateur writing available on Amazon and editor of the booklet for the 2017 Bangor Student Media Showcase. She knows too much about grammar and magic systems, and not enough about how to be an adult or talk to people. Current projects include writing about zombies, fictional universes, and fire mages, knitting a massive scarf, and cross-stitching cats.

Read more about Margot's story at New Life as a Vegan Zombie.

Walls of Nigeria by Jeremy Szal
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Originally published in Nature.

Jeremy Szal was born in 1995 in the outback of Australia and was raised by wild dingoes. His science-fiction and fantasy work has appeared in Nature, Abyss & Apex, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, The Drabblecast, and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the fiction editor for Hugo-winning podcast StarShipSofa where he’s worked with authors such as George R. R. Martin, William Gibson, and Joe R. Lansdale. He’s completed multiple novels and is on the hunt for literary representation. He carves out a living in Sydney, Australia, where he consumes too much beer. Find him at http://jeremyszal.com/ or @JeremySzal

Berserk by Kate Rauner
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Berserk was published in Jupiter Diving and Other Short Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Kate Rauner

Kate writes science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry. She’s also a retired engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that's what Congress called them) because she worked in America's nuclear weapons complex. Much to her surprise, she has a second, unpaid career as a volunteer firefighter. She left the beautiful but crowded Front Range of Colorado to live on the edge of New Mexico's Gila National Forest with her husband, cats, llamas, and dog. She’s well on her way to achieving her life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.

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Space Opera by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
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First appeared in Splickety.

Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Cirsova magazine and the Flametree Publishing anthology Science Fiction Stories. He is also releasing a series of self-published stories for Kindle. Donald strives to write what he calls "haiku fiction," stories that are small in scope but big in impact. If you enjoyed "Space Opera," please let him know via his blog or via Twitter: @haikufictiondju.