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  1. Dolores Esteban
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    I write science fiction, historical fiction and poetry, and often a mix of the genres.
    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
    • Poetry
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
    • Non-Fiction
      • Writing Tips
    • Letters
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    • World Building
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      • Tall Tale
      • Surreal Comedy
    • Fantasy
      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
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      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
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      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
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      • High/Epic Fantasy
      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
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      • Coming of Age
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      • Medieval
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      • Surreal Comedy
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      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
      • Arthurian
      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
      • Dragon Fantasy
      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
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      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
      • Sword and Sandal
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      • Drama
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      • Alternate
      • Ancient Greco-Roman
      • Ancient Orient
      • Cold War
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Medieval
      • Non-Contemporary
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      • World Wars
    • Horror
      • Gothic
      • Horror - Modern
      • Monster
      • Psychological
      • Splatterpunk
      • Weird Science
      • Zombie
    • Literary Fiction
      • Contemporary Literary
      • Historical Literary
    • Mystery
      • Caper
      • Cozy Mystery
      • Detective
      • Historical Mystery
      • Light Mystery
      • Noir/Hard-Boiled
      • Police Procedural
    • Non-Fiction
      • Autobiography
      • Biography
      • Creative Non-Fic
      • Letter
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    • Poetry
      • Free-Verse
      • Haiku
      • Limerick
      • Sonnet
      • Lyric
      • Ballad
      • Cinquain
      • Rhyming
      • Epic Poetry
      • Blank Verse
      • Mixed Forms
      • Translation
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      • Paranormal Mystery
      • Romantic Paranormal
      • Shifters
      • Vampires
      • Werewolves
    • Romance
      • Contemporary Romance
      • General Romance
      • Historical Romance
      • Paranormal Romance
      • Regency Romance
      • Romantic Fantasy
      • Romantic Sci-Fi
      • Romantic Western
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      • Space Opera
      • Space Western
      • Steampunk
      • Utopian
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      • Espionage
      • Historical Thriller
      • Legal Thriller
      • Medical Thriller
      • Military Thriller
      • Political Thriller
      • Psychological Thriller
      • Supernatural Thriller
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      • Techno Thriller
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  1. Poetry Book

    By Dolores Esteban, in Poetry. 04/16/2017 (Updated: 04/30/2019)

    Genres: Poetry, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse, Prompt

    A collection of poetry.

    • 11 Chapters
    • 7,747 Words
    • 9,401 Views
    • 59 Comments
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  2. GA Writing Prompts

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 07/23/2011 (Updated: 12/23/2018)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Prompt

    GA Writing Prompts

    • 77 Chapters
    • 61,827 Words
    • 74,818 Views
    • 264 Comments
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  3. The Dawn of Day

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 08/26/2018 (Updated: 10/10/2018)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • off-planet
    • space
    • future

    A gravitational wave sweeps the USS Explorer to the star system 55 Cancri. The crew detects a deserted alien airport on a planet in the habitable zone. The planet, however, is not deserted. A young native and a stranded alien crew spots the arrival of the spaceship from Earth. Unsettling events follow. Will the humans ever return to Earth?

    • 15 Chapters
    • 40,080 Words
    • 20,561 Views
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  4. Ekhi

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 07/22/2017 (Updated: 07/22/2017)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • space
    • future

    Tahri military sent a battleship to Nantahanak, a Tahri outpost in borderline territory. The mission goal was clear: identify the alien force and terminate all alien activities. Ekhi came out of its idle state and discovered the Tahri spaceship.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 3,391 Words
    • 3,292 Views
    • 11 Comments
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  5. Sumeru

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 02/26/2017 (Updated: 04/09/2017)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • space
    • future

    Operation Shiva is the biggest spaceflight mystery of all time. The spacecraft took off from Cape Canaveral on August 8, 2068. According to official statements, the craft reached its target in the constellation of Scorpius, but hence was never heard of again. What happened with the ship and the crew? The truth is out there.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 35,982 Words
    • 24,812 Views
    • 51 Comments
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  6. Wiki Games - The Music Business

    By Dolores Esteban, in 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games. 06/09/2016 (Updated: 06/09/2016)

    Genres: Poetry
    Sub-genres: Free-Verse
    • music
    • modern

    Three Poems - Found Poetry - Récapitul
    Playing with random Wikipedia Articles

    • 1 Chapters
    • 265 Words
    • 2,285 Views
    • 17 Comments
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  7. Space Pioneer 5 - Nephthys

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 02/21/2016 (Updated: 02/28/2016)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • space
    • north america
    • no sex
    • future

    Jeff and Lest visit Earth. Jeff’s father tells them of a secret space project he was involved in. The Horus travels to Nephthys, the recently discovered outmost planet of the solar system , to investigate. Did an alien species establish an operation base on the planet in the far past? Are they long gone or still around? Jeff, Lest, and Doctor Midad land on the planet.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 11,375 Words
    • 4,583 Views
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  8. Space Pioneer 4 - Akar Kazbek

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 10/03/2015 (Updated: 10/12/2015)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • space
    • no sex
    • future

    Nanuq Kitlali, the ruler of a pirate empire, kidnapped the Goyan ambassador Jokin Trescothik, but finally agrees to release the man. The Cyrus dealer Perez hires the Horus crew to pick up Jokin and take him to an asteroid at the edge of the system Epsilon Eridani. The plan doesn't work out and the Horus must land on the main planet Akar Kazbek. The mission poses a challenge to the Horus crew. The system is under Alliance control.

    • 2 Chapters
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  9. Ember Days

    By Dolores Esteban, in 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges. 09/10/2015 (Updated: 09/10/2015)

    Genres: Horror
    Sub-genres: Horror - Modern
    • with wings
    • vacation
    • modern

    Sally and Tom won a stay in an expensive hotel. The hotel looks like a palace in a fantasy movie, but something's wrong there. Sally feels scared. A huge shadow is flying by, a bat of tremendous size. Something horrible happens.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 589 Words
    • 3,547 Views
    • 6 Comments
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  10. Space Pioneer 3 - The Yanara Archives

    By Dolores Esteban, in Fiction. 08/14/2015 (Updated: 08/29/2015)

    Genres: Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi
    • space
    • no sex
    • future

    After visiting Daglon, the Horus crew is in search of a new job. The Society of Yanara Archives offers a search contract and hires the crew to find out about the origin of the Yanara people. Ancient documents tell of a journey through space and point to an unknown planet. The Horus crew does an elaborate research, finds a possible candidate, and sets out to explore the planet. What they find is shocking.

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