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Three Data Units

An AI reviews the data units of three disabled mecha—a blackbird, a caregiver, and a gatekeeper—whose stories entwine, and profoundly change the AI's understanding of humanity and the role technology plays in their lives.
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One Shot

What happens when a pandemic hits the failing US healthcare system? When Kiara becomes sick, she can't afford to admit her infection and miss work or even go to the doctor to treat it. Failed by the system, she searches for any way to survive.
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The Perfect Match

Sai can't imagine life without his beloved virtual assistant, Tilly, until his new neighbor Jenny causes him to question her motives, and those of Centillion, the corporation that made her.
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Somnambulant

After a waking nightmare that continues to haunt her, Elisa experiences increasing episodes of disassociation. As her sense of self unravels, she gets closer to the horrifying truth.
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KILLERS

The Guernsey Hunt

When Mary Queen of Scots made England Catholic, her supporters were eager to burn heretics--especially wealthy ones. But in burning three women--one of them heavily pregnant--the perpetrators made a terrible mistake. Based on a true story.
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Skin Deep

Although she suffers from serious allergic reactions, Indira refuses to get a med-tat. As a prosecutor who has won nine cases against the manufacturer of the implantable biotech, she knows better. But when epinephrine injectors are prohibited, Indira has no choice.
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The Song of The Cicadas Underground

The daughter of an Irish immigrant returns to her mother's homeland to search for the grave of her grandmother, who disappeared during The Troubles, and to reconnect with her neglected roots. In the course of her mission, however, she attracts the interest of dangers both human and not, and learns that some roots are best left underground.
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Stabat Mater

When Nolan's pregnant wife develops a bizarre fascination with wasps—insects he's both terrified by and severely allergic to—he's unsure of how to handle it.
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Ritual

A man prepares to go out on the hunt with just one thing on his mind. He has his trusted rituals to achieve success, but there are other, older rituals at play, rituals that balance nature and can turn the hunter into the hunted
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MONSTERS

TAKE ME

A cardboard box on the curbside. A magic marker missive: TAKE ME. Free books for someone to take. But what if these books shouldn't be taken? What if they're haunted?
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Mr. Chew

Cammie has grown up in foster care since the accident that took the lives of her parents, for which she blames herself. She was alone until recently, when her little brother Jason was returned by his adoptive family and joined her in a foster home. She tries to scare Jason by reciting a nursery rhyme about a monster called Mr. Chew, but she is the one who is scared. She sees Mr. Chew every day, staring at her and creeping closer and closer.
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Predators

While spending the night in the Amazon on Naked and Afraid, Paula must face the true apex predator of the jungle.
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Mr. McClane

All Amanda wants is a friend who’ll value what she has to say. Who would have thought she’d find that friend living in the giant, rusty boiler in the basement?
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PARANORMAL

Star Struck

A young man fresh out of school meets the man of his dreams when a movie star rolls into town. But he quickly discovers his new love's dark side. Will the relationship cost him everything?
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Touching Distance

A blind man has volunteered to work on a research project that is using tactile feedback supplied by a bodysuit to represent visual information. As he navigates a simulation of an outdoor environment, he encounters virtual ghosts from his past, which crawl over his body, culminating in the recreation of a fatal incident he was involved in years ago. Can he understand what and why this is happening before it drives him mad, and so find peace at last?
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Ritual

A man prepares to go out on the hunt with just one thing on his mind. He has his trusted rituals to achieve success, but there are other, older rituals at play, rituals that balance nature and can turn the hunter into the hunted
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Bondye Bon

Heloise’s mother has a secret locked away. When the strands holding that secret in place start to unravel, Heloise will do anything to stop her life from unraveling with it.
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Faerie Lanterns

Joey's parents just built a new house in a pristine forest. On his first night in his new bedroom, Joey wakes up from a nightmare and is lured into the dark woods by a nature spirit posing as his mother.
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POETRY

MANGOES

The poem depicts the plight of Medieval villagers who have fallen prey to witches. They visited the hamlet guised as damsels and allured them into consuming the mangoes they had brought as an offering. The rural settlers were unaware of the fact that while they were enjoying this new delicacy, their beating hearts were growing as crops in the witches' lair.
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Honey Bear

“Come outside, dearest mine. Come taste the spring honey drip-drip-dripping from every hive.” Read this dark poem by Avra Margariti.
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POST-APOCALYPTIC

In Bocca al Lupo

When climate change brings about the New Ice Age, along with the hatching of a hoard of monstrous Ningen, it is down to the five remaining members of the Polaris military base to lure the monsters to their doom. Only, the theory behind the lure isn't all that sound. And the Ningen are like nothing they have ever faced before.
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Tommy

Tommy is lost, walking along an abandoned road. He remembers his family and his normal life, but he fails to remember how he got himself on the road he is treading now.
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The Taste of Ashes

After a global pandemic, collecting the dead and bring them to the burning pits is a legit way to make a living. On her first day on the job, a young woman needs to learn the basics, and learn them fast.
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Three Data Units

An AI reviews the data units of three disabled mecha—a blackbird, a caregiver, and a gatekeeper—whose stories entwine, and profoundly change the AI's understanding of humanity and the role technology plays in their lives.
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The Corpsehulk

When the system's outer colonists are subsumed by smartmetal gone rogue, Winnow finds herself aboard Earth's makeshift defence fleet. But the Corpsehulk isn't some simple flesh and chrome invader; it has a vision for humanity, perhaps one that Winnow shares.
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One Shot

What happens when a pandemic hits the failing US healthcare system? When Kiara becomes sick, she can't afford to admit her infection and miss work or even go to the doctor to treat it. Failed by the system, she searches for any way to survive.
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Escalation

Two women - one old, one young - seated at a table inside a small room, playing a game. Overhead a black drone equipped with two cameras buzzes quietly. The women talk to each other in a friendly way and touch the game pieces tentatively, as though they are still learning the rules. The older one is dressed in all-black; the younger wears white. On each of their necks is a small red mark - perhaps an insect bite, or a wound that's halfway to healing. Outside the room the rest of the world watches, seized by terror but unable to look away.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL

TAKE ME

A cardboard box on the curbside. A magic marker missive: TAKE ME. Free books for someone to take. But what if these books shouldn't be taken? What if they're haunted?
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Stabat Mater

When Nolan's pregnant wife develops a bizarre fascination with wasps—insects he's both terrified by and severely allergic to—he's unsure of how to handle it.
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The Silent Miscarriage

After being told she's experiencing a miscarriage, a shocked woman is whisked away to the operating room to have the tissue removed. It soon becomes clear that the truth about her baby is far stranger than she could have imagined.
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SCIENCE FICTION

The Corpsehulk

When the system's outer colonists are subsumed by smartmetal gone rogue, Winnow finds herself aboard Earth's makeshift defence fleet. But the Corpsehulk isn't some simple flesh and chrome invader; it has a vision for humanity, perhaps one that Winnow shares.
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Iteration 571

Tlachoatl storms a freezing temple floating in space and tries to reach the chamber of the bone god in its heart. He fails again and again, and with every iteration, the temple changes in response.
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Pieces on Earth

World leaders meet Mary Parraday's miraculous children, who have been crafted through unique (and ethically questionable) genetic manipulation.
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STAFF FAVES

One Shot

What happens when a pandemic hits the failing US healthcare system? When Kiara becomes sick, she can't afford to admit her infection and miss work or even go to the doctor to treat it. Failed by the system, she searches for any way to survive.
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In Bocca al Lupo

When climate change brings about the New Ice Age, along with the hatching of a hoard of monstrous Ningen, it is down to the five remaining members of the Polaris military base to lure the monsters to their doom. Only, the theory behind the lure isn't all that sound. And the Ningen are like nothing they have ever faced before.
Read More

MANGOES

The poem depicts the plight of Medieval villagers who have fallen prey to witches. They visited the hamlet guised as damsels and allured them into consuming the mangoes they had brought as an offering. The rural settlers were unaware of the fact that while they were enjoying this new delicacy, their beating hearts were growing as crops in the witches' lair.
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