Sunday Shorts—Breathe Deep, Breathe Free by Jennifer Marie Brissett

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

Sunday Shorts—An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval

The first of the flash fiction pieces in People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, this piece by Teresa Naval did a brilliant little job of characterization and world-building all in one, which is pretty damn sharp for a flash fic. Told partly in flash-back, and partly in the present, this is a world flooded and … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—An Offertory to Our Drowned Gods by Teresa Naval

Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Eight)

Today's Friday Flash Fics, continues to play catch-up, but at this point I'm going to stop apologizing because it's silly. I seem to be capable of every-other-week right now, and that's okay. So that's likely what it'll be for a while. (Also, fun-fact for this entry: yep, it could have been Mel Gibson). “Greater Good” tells … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Eight)

Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Seven)

Still behind on Friday Flash Fics, and continue to catch-up. “Greater Good” tells the ongoing story of the other side of “Lesser Evil,” which was was a super-villain story about a telepath named Tristan Edwards, who could not only read minds but could force people to do (and even believe) whatever he wanted them to. That … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Seven)

Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Six)

And I’m still behind on Friday Flash Fics, and still playing catch-up. “Greater Good” tells the ongoing story of the other side of “Lesser Evil,” which was was a super-villain story about a telepath named Tristan Edwards, who could not only read minds but could force people to do (and even believe) whatever he wanted them … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Greater Good (Part Six)