Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

If, like me, you're a bit rusty on your Greek History and Mythology and you're wondering if Dunstan's take on Andromache from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) will sail over your head, do not worry. Dunstan manages just the right balance of classical touch-points to keep you up to speed, and regardless, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg

I have a particular love of characterization, and when it's done well, like how it is done in Arkenberg's "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," I never want a tale to end. Here we meet a pirate lady with a past that has left her scarred in more ways than one, and her … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg

#ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”

We Have Always Been Here Finding queer historical fiction is... dicey. So often what's written about us isn't written by us, and the reality is history has been collected and watched over by the non-queer, white, Christian lens. So, basically, if there are queer stories? They're so very often about suffering, not joy. Surviving, not … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Eighteen — “Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.”

#ShortStoryMonth Day Six — “Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage,” by Seanan McGuire

Is This Just Fantasy..? Okay, so I'm not normally one for sniffle-inducing stories, but "Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage," by Seanan McGuire was a standout in Other Worlds Than These, and (even better) you can read it here. It takes the premise of so many stories of visiting other-worlds (Narnia, Alice, etc.) and plays … Continue reading #ShortStoryMonth Day Six — “Crystal Halloway and the Forgotten Passage,” by Seanan McGuire