2017-06-27 · 10 minutes

Story: Jeremy M. Gottwig

In the darkness, we remember...

He is lost at sea with nothing but the ashes of his dead wife.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Text-Based

 

2017-04-25 · 10 minutes

Story: Emily McCosh
Art: David Demaret
Sound: Epic Score

The war is over, and there are lost things to be found.

A wife will find the husband the stone-metal giants took from her, even if it means sharing the heart beating in her own chest.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Fantasy / Playable / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

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2017-03-28 · 10 minutes

Story: Sharang Biswas

When the hunger takes over, can you resist? Do you want to?

A vampire’s latest victims unearth painful memories of his past.

10+ min - Milli / Horror / Mature / Multiple / Text-Based

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2016-12-06 · 10 minutes

Story: Natalia Theodoridou

She will never lie to you.

A young couple on a train journey across Europe enter a tunnel that is much longer than they thought.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Horror / Mature / Multiple

 

2016-11-22 · 5 minutes

Story: Hannah Powell-Smith

It would be mine.

A selkie searches for their stolen skin.

05+ min - Micro / Horror / Text-Based

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2016-10-11 · 15 minutes

Story: Veve Jaffa
Art: Veve Jaffa
Sound: Hal “HeavyViper” Binderman

Times are a-changin', and you're about to change with them.

Complete a cosmic quiz with God so he may transform you into a vessel for his revenge.

10+ min - Milli / Fantasy / Mature / Multiple

2016-09-13 · 10 minutes

Story: Aaron Emmel

The past can be hard to leave behind.

A warrior returns home with a secret assignment.

10+ min - Milli / All Ages / Fantasy / Multiple / Text-Based

 

2016-08-30 · 1 minute

Story: JY Yang
Interactivity: sub-Q

It's the end of the world, and you have a to-do list for leaving the planet.

Only two can live.

00+ min - Nano / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

2016-08-09 · 5 minutes

Story: Marie Vibbert

Do you have what it takes to be a Space Queen?

Space pirates attack the coronation ship! Only the princess can access the controls to save everyone.

05+ min - Micro / All Ages / Multiple / Sci-Fi

 

2016-07-12 · 10 minutes

Story: Stewart C Baker
Art: Paul Otteni

The message orbs carry ancient secrets across the sea, so why does the one that Fatima finds seem to be recording?

Cause and effect aren't always guaranteed.

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi / Text-Based

2016-05-31 · 10 minutes

Story: E. Lily Yu

A perfectly ordinary day.

Birds and other bright things.

10+ min - Milli / Duration / Fantasy / Multiple / Text-Based

2016-05-03 · 10 minutes

Story: M. Darusha Wehm

There’s a way out — if you can see it.

A low-level office worker learns that there might be more opportunities for advancement than she once thought — but at what cost?

10+ min - Milli / Multiple / Sci-Fi

News

Welcome New Staff: Editor Nicole Delcore, First Readers Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye

October 18th, 2016 by

I’m delighted to welcome aboard our new editor, Nicole Delcore, and our new first readers, Gail Marsella and Blaize Kaye. Nicole is a student and poet pursuing a degree in English at Tufts University. Her interests include playgrounds, dogs, and dyeing her hair unnatural colors. She joined sub-Q a year ago as a first reader, and I’m grateful for her […]

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Interviews

Author Interview: Natalia Theodoridou

December 8th, 2016 by

Natalia Theodoridou is the author of this week’s story, “The Tunnel.” She is a Media & Cultural Studies scholar based in the United Kingdom. Her strange stories have appeared in Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and elsewhere. Occasionally, she tweets as @natalia_theodor. This interview was conducted in November 2016 via email. Kerstin Hall: “The Tunnel” is your […]

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Tutorials

Behind the Scenes Prospero sub-Q Bruno Dias

Behind the Scenes: Prospero

September 17th, 2015 by

“Prospero”, which sub-Q published earlier this week, was written using a relatively new tool called Raconteur. Raconteur is a library of tools that wraps and extends Undum, an engine for writing choice-based and cybertext interactive fiction using plain JavaScript. Raconteur supplies a toolchain and CoffeeScript-targeted API for Undum, which is meant to hugely accelerate the process […]

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