This latest story from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) hits that "Time" part and presses fast-forward rather than rewind, "The Dead Pirate's Cave." In it, a young woman and a young man are both held captive by pirates, the woman because her father was the only person whose blood was cleared for … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The Dead Pirate’s Cave by Soumya Mukherjee
You are Cordially Invited to Pre-Order... It's time! R.S.V.P. for 'Faux Ho Ho' at the Bold Strokes Books webstore, where you can preorder my queer romance novella, dropping December 10th. What are you in store for? Well, how about a coder geek, a personal trainer, a fake relationship, some Dungeons and Dragons cartoon cosplay, an … Continue reading ‘Faux Ho Ho’ available for pre-order!
One of the flash fiction stories in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, this one struck hard and quick. The narrative unfolds around an ecological disaster of some sort (it's not entirely clear how it began, but the end result is a "coating" on everything outside, and the creep of the toxin into the air … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Breathe Deep, Breathe Free by Jennifer Marie Brissett
The last of the Queers Destroy Science Fiction audiobook stories I'll be chatting about on Sunday Shorts, "Cyberfruit Swamp" was a freaking joyride of queerness on pretty much every level. To break down what I loved: the genderqueerness involved was so deftly penned (I loved the term "Nachtlei Queer") and the culture Kaldera spun in the bar … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Cyberfruit Swamp, by Raven Kaldera
Failing I haven't done a proper writing update much at all this year, as I'm sure both my loyal readers have noticed. To put a fine point on it, the reason is this: 2019 fucking sucked as a writing year for me. And early, that started to feel like failure. Probably back in, say, February, … Continue reading Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019
This tale, found in A Few More Winter Tales, is more of the sad and sorrowful 'A Christmas Carol' sort, and it, too features a ghost. It begins with a Midwife, Kelby, calling for a bone collector, Rusalka, to come to her village and deal with a man who is wandering about in spirit form … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Make My Bread by Sarah Caulfield