I have been a tiny bit remiss in my posts because July and August have been a whirlwind of publications for me! I’ve had two more flash pieces and two short stories come out in four different professional publications! First is “Your Space Between” that came out in Apex Magazine’s Issue 132. This is a … More Recent Publications – Apex Magazine, Space Fantasy, Fireside, FFO!
My two recommended stories this week are serious in tone, centering on a woman who has been subjugated by a system and the men who run it. COTTONMOUTH by Joelle Wellington is one of those powerful stories that have you on the edge of your seat, waiting, waiting for what’s to come. It tells the … More Recommended Short Fiction: COTTONMOUTH by Joelle Wellington & PROPHECY GIRLS by Sydney Paige Guerrero
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
These two stories both revolve around relationships. In each, there is a sense of orbiting, characters close, but potentially never close enough. They are lovely in their own distinct ways. KALEIDOSCOPE by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a stylized story dealing with characters whose lives touch in different ways in many iterations and time-lines. There’s so much … More Recommended Short Fiction: KALEIDOSCOPE by Silvia Moreno-Garcia & SANDRINE by Alexandra Munch
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 these two stories deal with parental relationships with their daughters when those relationships are bent and twisted. My Mother’s Hand by Dante Luiz is about a sailor whose mother possesses her arm. That is probably enough of an intrigue to go read this story, but it gets better, for the tale revolves around identity … More Recommended Short Fiction: ASK THE FIREFLIES by R. P. Sand & MY MOTHER’S HAND by Dante Luiz