Where the beginning of Odyssey began slowly and ramped up, the end of Odyssey came abruptly. One day we were at lecture and critiques, had a graduation party that evening. The next day…nothing. I wandered around, feeling lost, confused, pacing because my mind and body felt as if it was supposed to be doing something … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Aftermath
The stories for this week are both about possibility. They’re about what might have been or what might be. SHE’D NEVER HAD A NAME BEFORE by J. R. Dawson is a story about a woman who meets the sister she never had, the two of them from neighboring universes. They discover parallels about themselves and … More Recommended Short Fiction: SHE’D NEVER HAD A NAME BEFORE by J. R. Dawson & YOUR OWN UNDOING by P. H. Lee
And here we are! Brand new graduates! Survivalists! Word-Wizards! I wanted to say a few things/memories about everyone, maybe show you how they’re people and not just faces :) TOP ROW (Lf-Rt): Jeanne – our fearless, ingenious leader. Ever insisting that a character’s uppance is coming. Always giving us one-on-one encouragement. Never allowing us to … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Graduating Class!
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
It’s hard to squeeze everything into these posts. It really is. I scarcely went a day where I didn’t get on Zoom or upload a critique. So these are just a few additional things that didn’t warrant getting an entire blog post to themselves but I thought might be nice to mention: Before Odyssey began, … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: And Sundry!
THE LAST SMILE IN SUNDER CITY Luke Arnold Want a little noir in your urban fantasy detective fiction? How about a lack of magic in your fantasy? In Sunder City, we have a bleak protagonist by the name of Fetch who doesn’t work for humans and, quite frankly, isn’t the best at taking care of … More Recommended Book: THE LAST SMILE IN SUNDER CITY by Luke Arnold