Scott McGough

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Two starship flunkies find the corpse of their drinking buddy missing from cold storage, and take dubious action. (16 min)

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For Ubu, the gladiator life is short and brutal, but in the shadow of the arena there is a chance for something more. [15min] Excerpt: Ubu ducked and Klaus’s sword hissed over his head, death missing him by a fearful inch. Sand spurted into the air as he span left, rolling across the packed floor […]

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Inspiration for murder can come from the darnedest places. There always was something suspicious about Ol’ Tricky Dick. Excerpt: “Nice night for a murder, wouldn’t you agree, Mr. President?” Nick Singletary watched the people walk past on the sidewalk outside his ground floor apartment. He glanced back at the Richard Nixon bobble head on his […]

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After millennia spent crossing the galaxy, spawning new worlds out of barren wastes, meteorologist Cyran considers himself no longer a man, but a god. But when his lover Kayla betrays their ship, the Crucible, Cyran must choose between love and immortality as the life he has known spirals into chaos. [28mins] Excerpt: Once, we trod […]

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Here’s a story with teeth! “Jaws” meets “Schindler’s List.” Old Benjamin Crab has kept his terrible secret for many years, but there’s a worse secret waiting for him at the bottom of the Atlantic. [22min]

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There are places of malevolent energy in the world—places that feed on their ill-fated visitors. 9 Curzon Place is just such a place. This London flat is assembling a hell of a band. [min]

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A couple, grieving the loss of their son in Iraq, returns home to find their living room ransacked, and the police have no answers. (6min) Excerpt: It has been four years since their son vanished in a massive truck bomb explosion in Baghdad. Witnesses said he was standing right next to it when it went […]

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Aliens have invaded Earth, and my girlfriend might be breaking up with me. [27min] Excerpt: An hour after she leaves, I am climbing the walls. What do I do? Am I really supposed to look for jobs? Would anyone seriously consider a resume from someone who’s applying for jobs in the middle of an alien […]

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When love first blooms, it is all sparkles and sleek fur, but as the years roll on, the true nature, and the true price, of eternal love becomes apparent. [14min]

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“Lost” by Seanan McGuire

December 6, 2009

The Pied Piper. Peter Pan. A thousand stories of children vanishing in the night–but what’s the reality? Those who survived the Year of the Children know the truth.

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Scott McGough: Profile

August 15, 2009

Scott McGough, a renowned writer in his own right who just happens to also have a wonderful reading voice, graciously agreed to donate his time to read some of the marvelous stories we share here on the Wily Writers site. Scott is an author and editor who lives in Seattle. He pursued creative writing at […]

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When a young man’s life is threatened in a dark alley, a powerful stranger steps in to help. But is this stranger really as altruistic as he seems? (24min)

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