SALES 1) The first story, published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies on September 8th, is “Turn to Stone Ourselves.“ This story was conceptualized as my take on gargoyles, a people who are stone during the day and come alive at night. I crafted them as carved beings who house the souls of the dead, giving them … More Turn to Stone Ourselves (BCS) and All the Starlit Worlds I’ve Visited…Without You (Dark Matter) Published! Plus Chicon, Covid and Capclave!
Two stories about finding a perfect fit, one with a transformation into a fish and the other about finding new homes for a dying people. A MINNOW, OR PERHAPS A COLOSSAL SQUID by Carlos Hernandez & C S E Cooney is written in a partially experimental style, alternating between excerpts and letters in the perspective … More Recommended Short Fiction: A STRANGER GOES ASHORE by Adam R Shannon & A MINNOW, OR PERHAPS A COLOSSAL SQUID by Carlos Hernandez & C S E Cooney
Both of these stories feature women dissatisfied with their life and the culture surrounding and influencing them. ADVANCED WORD PROBLEMS IN PORTAL MATH by Aimee Picchi is a sweet flash piece told in word problems. It’s about a girl who longs for a chance at a different life, one not foisted upon her, one that … More Recommended Short Fiction: ADVANCED WORD PROBLEMS IN PORTAL MATH by Aimee Picchi & DO NOT LOOK BACK, MY LION by Alix E Harrow
These two are different in tone, yet are similar in character, with both stories revolving around a character with a power that others come seeking. A GIFT, A WITCH AND A WAKENING OF HONEY by Elou Carroll is a warm, homey story about bees who come seeking help from a witch in order to heal … More Recommended Short Fiction: DEAD AT THE FEET OF A GOD by Izzy Wasserstein & A GIFT, A WITCH AND A WAKENING OF HONEY by Elou Carroll
Both stories this week are on the longer side, the two of them taking the time to deal with resistance against tyranny. MY LOVE OUR LADY SLAUGHTER by Christine Lucas takes place on Mars, in a setting that feels science-fantasy, where certain people have the capability of inter-body telekinesis and are set apart, healing wounded … More Recommended Short Fiction: MY LOVE OUR LADY SLAUGHTER by Christine Lucas & GIRLS WITH NEEDLES AND FROST by Jenny Rae Rappaport
Shades of Amber has gone live today in Beneath Ceaseless Skies‘ 95th issue. It is a short story set in a world where vibrant color swirls upon the skin of every person and limited spectrums are looked down upon. This is my third professional publication :) The other story in the issue is Margaret Ronald’s … More Shades of Amber published at BCS