Sunday Shorts—Girl with Boat, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

So far as I know, they're all dead. Wow. So I read this first story from Lava Falls in bed (as I often read collections and anthologies, one story at a time before sleep) and then stared at the dark ceiling for a good half-hour afterward, the story turning itself over and over in my … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Girl with Boat, by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

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Friday Flash Fics — Run

Today's Friday Flash Fics stymied me for a bit, but then I noticed the train behind the man (because noticing the man was way, way easier), and the train thing made me consider a location, and from there, "Run" happened. Run Don’t think, just run. Don’t think, just run. Erwin chanted the words to himself, … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Run

Sunday Shorts—勢孤取和 (Influence Isolated, Make Peace) by John Chu

Part of Queers Destroy Science Fiction, which I'm listening to on audiobook, "勢孤取和 (Influence Isolated, Make Peace)" by John Chu was a brilliant way to ring in the new year. It does science fiction the way I love it the most: with inclusive allegory. The queer main characters isn't the main point, but their "otherness" is. … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—勢孤取和 (Influence Isolated, Make Peace) by John Chu