Two humorous stories told in experimental ways, both dealing with themes on freedom.
A GUIDE FOR WORKING BREEDS by Vina Jie-Min Prased is a delightful story told in DM/Text/Notification bits between a couple of robots, one having to mentor the other. There are dogs and killings and love and…you just really need to read it and smile along. Published in Made to Order Anthology and republished on Tor.com.
HOW TO SAFELY ENGAGE IN TELEPATHY WITH THE DOLPHINS OF OCEAN PARADISE by Elizabeth Cobbe is a serious tale camouflaged as humor. Told in a list/rule format style, this story takes you through the necessary precautions if you want to swim with the dolphins who can telepathically communicate with you. Only, there are asterisks and reasons for all these rules that you’ll come to realize. Published in Zooscape Zine.
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Received word that a flash piece of mine is being held for further consideration at Abyss & Apex – Yay :) This is the second time – so I’ve got my fingers crossed. Plus, I have plenty more flash pieces in the works for the next open period since they’re one of my favorite online magazines – both to read and submit to. I admit, the second has something to do with how sweet Ms Camille Alexa is in her rejections.
I also received (long enough ago I should have mentioned way before now) my copy of The Four Horsemen. The smile I had on my face all day after seeing my name in a paperback was probably quite corny, but it was a first for me so I think it was allowable. I’ve been skipping around reading different stories, so once I finally finish, I’ll put up more complete thoughts.
The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine & Death has been published by Pill Hill Press this April. My story, Bleeding Sky, is included in the Famine section.
This is my first publication in a trade paperback!