Lily Markova


When Lily Markova tried to rearrange the letters of her legal name into a cool, dark, mysterious pseudonym under which to conquer the world, she came up with Kai Ivory-Llama, and that is the only reason your world still remains unconquered.

She would also like her tombstone to say, "Couldn't write to save her life," because that is the sort of thing she finds amusing.

When Lily isn't butchering the English language, she weeps over grammar books, inadvertently repels perfectly pleasant people, pines after fictional villains, and even sometimes spares a moment or two to attend to her aviation-related day job, all the while wishing she could be butchering English instead.

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Price: Free! Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
... Basically, by the time the entire planet explodes, Evan has already had it with this stupid day.
Saskia's Skeleton
Price: Free! Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Skeletons are a girl's best friend. Saskia, a one-eyed 10-year-old girl, meets a skeleton in the Spooky Woods and, delighted with his tailcoat and the bird nesting in his ribcage, befriends him; together, they go on to have many horrible adventures and find themselves in a lot of wonderful trouble.
The Loneliest Whale
Price: Free! Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Whale is cut off from his kind's collective consciousness, Julius can read people's source code but can't read social cues at all, and Joy thinks there's something wrong with her eyes--something alien is looking back at her out of her own pupils.
Joy Cancer
Price: Free! Words: 42,240. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
"This is a story about a girl, a boy, and his boyfriend. "A story about a girl, yet not a traditional love story. "A story about friendship, in which nobody dies of cancer. "A story about suicide, in which nobody dies. "(Although, don’t hold me to that last bit; like many writers, I am a liar.) "But first and foremost, this is a story celebrating the love of life—in its own strange, hopeless way."
Price: Free! Words: 50,760. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Immortown unusual place. Entire buildings disappear, strangers keep trying to kill you (failing to see how that can be upsetting), October never ends, the local bar (the Drunk Dead) has some serious customer service problems... How did 18-year-old indie-film actress Freya Aurore get here? And more importantly, how the hell will she get out?

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