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“The Stone”
"A stone is a thought that the earth develops over inhuman time."
LouiseErdrich  NewYorker  ShortStory  stone  CompressedLife 
10 days ago by briansholis
Short Stories and Classic Literature
The American Literature Library has thousands of FREE short stories and classic books
literature  shortstory 
6 weeks ago by Mercy
T. Kingfisher's "Packing" - Uncanny Magazine
The friends you make now may be with you for the rest of your life.

Come on then. It’s time to pack.
shortstory  sciencefiction  climate  animals  fiction  nature 
may 2019 by allaboutgeorge
Paolo Bacigalupi's "A Full Life" - MIT Technology Review
By the time Rue reached 15 she had begun to measure her life by her many moves, the parchment of her life torn into fragments, each one reducing the integrity of the whole. Each small leaf then folded. Folded and shaped until it became surreal origami [...]
fiction  sf  climatechange  shortstory  sciencefiction  climate  futurism  weather  technology  cities  usa 
may 2019 by allaboutgeorge
Avi Cantor Has Six Months To Live by Sacha Lamb |
Avi Cantor Has Six Months To Live

Avi comes across these foreboding words scrawled on the bathroom mirror, but what do they mean? Is this a curse, a prediction, or a threat from Avi’s emboldened bullies? And how to they know his real name when he hasn’t even told his mother yet?

Then there is Ian—the cool new guy at school, who is suddenly paying attention to Avi. Ian is just like Avi, but he is also all sunshine, optimism, and magic. All the things that Avi doesn’t know how to deal with…yet.

A romantic, #ownvoices fairy tale for trans boys.
lgbtq  shortstory  sachalamb  transgender  youngadult 
may 2019 by hearteq
The Metrics of Backpacks | Art Practical
"I offer up pieces of my own life that I think they will like: stories of my boyfriend’s obsessive CD collection, memories of the science-fiction movies my brother made me watch as a child. I too cringed at the green of the Emperor’s blood in Flash Gordon; I also sat in awe when the owl in Clash of the Titans moved its brass wings. But this is belonging by proxy, a male escort at my side; it is never inherent."
art  writing  shortstory  tech  feminism 
april 2019 by mildlydiverting

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