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Rec: "The West Topeka Triangle" by Jeremiah Tolbert

“The West Topeka Triangle” by Jeremiah Tolbert, January 2017 Lightspeed, fantasy novelette

In 1987, a young social misfit who is fascinated by the paranormal has a mystery close to home to deal with. 509 more words


How Many Words?

There’s been some confusion among writers about how many words constitutes a novel. A simple Google search will spew out a ton of results. I’m going to create some distinctions as I’ve come to know them through various attempts at publishing. 335 more words


The Fox VII

At first, Fox couldn’t smell the smoke, but then the wind blew and the thick soot of burning wood reached his den. His parents realized it was time to go. 228 more words

Christmas Stories

Rec: "The Dark Birds" by Ursula Vernon

“The Dark Birds” by Ursula Vernon, January 2017 Apex Magazine, fantasy novelette

Baby tells the story of her family, in which there are always three daughters (Ruth, Susan, and Baby) no matter how many are born (and there are many). 215 more words


Book Review of Zenzoris Returns, The Sophie Radcliffe Series by Jenny Burnley

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Sophie Radcliffe is a gutsy and brilliant (and somewhat foul-mouthed) computer scientist from Texas. She’s also a ten-year veteran of the Intergalactic Law Enforcement Agency. 166 more words

Science Fiction

Rec: “A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad

In the course of finishing Clarkesworld I found another I especially liked.

“A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad, January 2017 Clarkesworld, science fiction novelette… 268 more words


Danse Macabre by Laura M Hughes

The dead beckon and the little girl obeys. Night after night she answers the graveyard’s call, though she dreads her encounters with the creature that dwells there.

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