literature

Science fiction's most popular literary writers from Isaac Asimov to Stephen King and Frank Herbert, and the rising stars of today.

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Tom Forrest4 days ago
Carriage Politics
The train creaked as it wound its way along the fresh tracks to Austin, Texas. Belching smoke from a metal chimney that burned to the touch, it had left Santa Fe this morning, under the haze of an exc...
Aaron Cline11 days ago
Demons Run
I ran to the right, but still they were right behind me. It seemed that no matter how fast I ran I could not escape the dark forces that were chasing me. I decided it was time to face them since there...
Aisha Hood 15 days ago
Silent Night
12 years ago “Mom where you taking me?!” My cries and pleads wasn’t being heard as my feet shuffled against the ground. The iron crib of mom’s hand cutting off circulation of blood in my arm, as we da...
Jonathon Moreno22 days ago
Unreal: Book 1
Chapter 1 By: Jonathon L. Moreno “Roll call,” Bragnin said, “All you earthlings in a line-up formation, NOW!” I only remember pieces of my childhood, and I honestly don’t believe that some of these me...
Made in DNAa month ago
'Prospective Frenemies'
***Warning: Violence and adult content*** Prospective Frenemies Made in DNA (Amazon link) *** "Hey, Rockhead!" The voice ricocheted like a rifle shot through the twisted labyrinth of mined cavern tunn...
Samantha Pardo2 months ago
Boy on Fire
She sits meditating in center of the garden, hummingbirds flit across the flowers and the warm earthy smell envelopes her. She stands, eyes shut, and pauses, listening closely to the natural surroundi...
Samantha Pardo2 months ago
Boy on Fire (Chapter 3)
Ikarus stands outside her door for what seems like an eternity, he had dreamed of staying with her, holding her close as she slept and only releasing her when she asked. He strides down the hall, his ...
Samantha Pardo2 months ago
Boy on Fire (Chapter 2)
Maia steps into the chambers and tosses her bag to the four-poster bed, the curtains are drawn back and billow ominously in the wind. She slowly walks to the window and looks up at the luminous moon, ...
Samantha Pardo2 months ago
Boy on Fire (Chapter 1)
The boy sat silently in the center of the room, candles flickering around him casting shadows on his already somber form. You can make out faint red marks upon his bare skin and charcoal curls taper t...
Brianna Price2 months ago
The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 5
Marlene and I, after eating one of the most delicious sandwiches I'd ever had in my life, given I wasn't too sure I knew what Marlene did to make it taste so good, but I didn't really care. We'd wande...
Brianna Price2 months ago
The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 3
Alpine led me down so many different corridors all decorated the same, with the same long white carpet running down the high arched ways. The only thing that differed with every step were the beautifu...
Brianna Price2 months ago
The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 1
This hospital bed is extremely uncomfortable. It didn't matter that I'd been lying in the god-awful thing for months now! The mattress was still hard as nails! My day consisted of IV changes and tests...
Brianna Price2 months ago
The Complicated and Untimely Departing of Sarah Re' - Chapter 2
As my mind reeled about what Marlene said to me back in the room with the many dresses, I pondered. When she finally settled on a way to style my hair; curly tendrils wrapped in an ornate bun with gol...
Dingus Lord3 months ago
An Essay on 'Feed'
The problem of today is one that can never be solved completely. A man will live and learn from his elders. Grow old teach the young and die. So the problem is not knowledge of the past, because we re...
Harriet Weston3 months ago
From Terror to Transformation: Can Fiction Effect Change?
The question of whether fiction effects change, environmental for instance, has been pondered by many, including writers, readers and those who sneer at the study and creation of literature. Writer Je...
Jay Tilden5 months ago
The Abjuration of the Astronomer
You are quiet. Softer than usual—the edge is there, but your eyes sag with exhaustion. You’ve none of your usual confidence, none of the venom that has vanquished so many foolhardy critics. When you e...
G.F. Brynn5 months ago
Alex the Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt. 2)
Chapters 1 - 11 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations
G.F. Brynn6 months ago
Alex The Inventor - Chapter 11 (Pt.1)
Chapters 1 - 10 can be read at: Deep Sky Stories & Illustrations