Short Stories 366:366 — “Molecular Rage,” by Marie Bilodeau

This may seem like an odd short story title to end the year on, but I honestly think it's kind of perfect, and a fantastic thematic story for this, our year of endless trashfire 2020. Originally published in the 2019 September/October Analog, "Molecular Rage" is so very Marie Bilodeau. What do I mean? First, Marie … Continue reading Short Stories 366:366 — “Molecular Rage,” by Marie Bilodeau

Short Stories 366:292 — “The Kevlar Canoe,” by Marie Bilodeau

By now, if you've been paying attention, you know to expect something coming at you sideways from any Marie Bilodeau story. This expectation is honestly a joy, so when I saw her name on a story in Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, I was so ready to enjoy whatever she threw my way. And boy … Continue reading Short Stories 366:292 — “The Kevlar Canoe,” by Marie Bilodeau

Short Stories 366:144 — “An Elaborate Scheme,” by Marie Bilodeau

Anyone who has read any Marie Bilodeau might know to expect some punchy dialog and a generous slice of humour—and I do— "An Elaborate Scheme" had me snerking out loud multiple times despite being prepared. That she got to play with 'Whix and Terk makes it all the better, as those two are some of … Continue reading Short Stories 366:144 — “An Elaborate Scheme,” by Marie Bilodeau

Failing, Losing, Faking It, Self-Rejection, Earning Out, and other “Fun” Things About 2019

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

Coming Down from CAN•CON: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature

So much fuzzy brain. One of the things about being a writerly type and heading to a convention is how actively unlike the rest of my life the convention is. So many people. So much discussion (and discussion with people who aren't bored talking about writing). It's overwhelming, in a good way, and when it's … Continue reading Coming Down from CAN•CON: The Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature