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Standings for category: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories

1. Spanish Nights: A Jinn's Seduction, Valeri Twombly, Valerie Twombly, [link] [comments]
2. One for Kami, Charlene A. Wilson, Astraea Press, [link]
3. Fin's Magic, KateMarie Collins, Solstice Shadows Publishing, [link] [comments]
4. Bittersweet, D. A. D'Amico, Plasma Frequency, [link] [comments]
5. Extremum, R. Thomas Riley and Roy C. Booth, Indie Authors Press, [link]
6. The Reader, D.L. Young, SkipJack Publishing, [link] [comments]
7. Witness to Death, Teel James Glenn, Walter Rhein/Creatspace, [link]
8. Not Exactly, John B. Rosenman, Liquid Imagination, [link] [comments]
9. CHRISTMAS NOUN 7: Attack of the Social Justice Noun, Larry Corriea, Monster Hunter Nation, [link]

10. Death Song, T.S. Kay, Aphelion Webzine, [link] [comments]
10. Cold New Planet, Joy V. Smith, Jot Russell, [link] [comments]
10. Blood Monkeys, Mord McGhee, TSPress, [link] [comments]
11. Temptation in Shadows, Gena Showalter, St. Martin's Press, [link]
12. We The Furious, Joe Bonadonna, Perseid Press, [link]
12. Gini, Koch, Musa
12. In Vino Veritas, Tim Waggoner and Michael West, Alliteration Ink, [link]
13. Hiding in Plain Sight, David Lee Summers, Nomadic Delirium Press, [link]
13. Mercury Rising, Rebekah Lewis, Breathless Press, [link]
13. A Head for History, Teel James Glenn, Meta-Human Press, [link]
13. Spitit of All the Russias, John C. Bunnell, Uncial Press, [link] [comments]
14. Seven Against Hell, Janet Morris and Chris Morris, Perseid Press, [link]
14. alien on the runway, gini koch, [link]
15. The Chronicles of Red Blade, R. A. Conine, Science Fiction Trails 11, [link]
15. The Queen's Heart, Jo March, Breathless Press, [link]
15. Unfounded, Jay Wilburn, Horrified Press, [link]
15. Words, Chris Morris, Perseid Press, [link] [comments]
15. Written on Skin, Erzabet Bishop, Ylva, [link] [comments]
15. Chords of Charis, Jesse Duckworth and Brian Woods, Harren Press, [link] [comments]
16. Icarus Falls, Alex Shvartsman, Daily Science Fiction, [link]
16. In Her Eyes, Seth Chambers, F&SF, [link] [comments]
16. Slippery Slope, Holly Schofield, Crossed Genres, [link]
16. Not the Wrong Planet, Mickey Hunt, Musa/Penumbra, [link] [comments]
17. Shooting Stars, Sarah Sotan, Every Day Fiction, [link]
17. His Special Birthday, Chet Gottfried, Perihelion SF, [link]
17. Under the Moonlight, Ashley Nemer, Art of Safkhet, [link]
17. Running Shoes, Ken Liu, SQ Mag, [link]
17. A Dome of Chrome, Jeremy Szal, On The Premises , [link]
17. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy vs. Mrs. Grue, strannikov, Gone Lawn Journal, [link]
17. Baseball, Werewolves and Me, Barb Caffrey, Twilight Times, [link]
17. Magic and Steel, Helen Henderson, High Eyrie Publications, [link] [comments]
17. Flame, Desmond Warzel, SFReader, [link]
17. Belongings, Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Dragon's Roost Press, [link]
17. Search and Rescue, Kathryn Sullivan, Amber Quill Press, [link]

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