Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe

I listened to this story, from Women Destroy Science Fiction, as an audio while walking the dog and doing a few chores, and found myself considering PTSD, the notions of how we use tools—and people as tools—to get what we want, and how even when we're trying to do a greater good, organizations or countries … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe

Sunday Shorts—Wilson’s Singularity, by Terence Taylor

This tale, from People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, was so damn clever I cannot tell you. The notion behind it is deceptively simple: we're following the titular Wilson as he navigates the anniversary of the creation of the Unity—an AI he designed/directed/taught that reached out, world-wide, and enforced a kind of "your freedoms end … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Wilson’s Singularity, by Terence Taylor

#ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Seven — “A Little Queermas Carol,” by Sassafras Lowrey

Not As Short, But Oh So Sweet Ah, novellas! I love me novellas. And this one? A Little Queermas Carol is adorable. It's not the kind of thing I expected to say about a Queer Leather Little retelling of A Christmas Carol, but then again, having been lucky enough to meet Sassafras Lowrey a few times at the Saints and … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Seven — “A Little Queermas Carol,” by Sassafras Lowrey

Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

I really struggled with this short story from Women Destroy Science Fiction on a few levels. One is kind of embarrassing, but I've admitted it before, so: I don't do well with squick factor. The narrative of this short story places an artist in a small single-room space-ship on a long journey and there's a … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering