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

Sunday Shorts—As Long as it Takes to Make the World by Gabriela Santiago

This story, from People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction, leaves the reader with quite a few questions, but honestly it's done so well I didn't mind not having all the pieces. It's set sometime after the world has ended—destroyed? ruined?—but begins with a small group of farmers who seem to be labouring with technology from … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—As Long as it Takes to Make the World by Gabriela Santiago

Sunday Shorts—Omoshango by Dayo Ntwari

This latest from People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction was so freaking brilliant. Here's the thing: I want this to be a movie. Or a miniseries. Narratively, there's a simplicity to the set-up; some people are born with wings. Simple, right? Well, no. Because those people are all black, and on the world-stage, the reaction to … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Omoshango by Dayo Ntwari

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-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…

Destroy, Destroy! I have a habit of backing kickstarters and fundraisers for anthologies and then being excited when the anthologies show up and then reading the first story and then... Okay, so I have dozens of anthologies from which I've only read the first story or two, okay? I specifically set myself a task of … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Twenty-Eight — The “Destroy” issues…