Category Archives: Fantasy/SF

In the Slums of New China

  RED MASK | Jessica May Lin →Read the story @ Shimmer.   SPOILERS BELOW, AS USUAL. READ THE STORY FIRST. There is a lot going on in this fantastic, emotionally charged story by Jessica May Lin. “Red Mask” has its … Continue reading

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The Approaching Wave

PSYCHOPOMP | Indrapramit Das. ⇒Read the story @ Interfictions.   There are going to be vocab words aplenty, I promise. But first, let’s talk about Interfictions.com, a venue for some of the most exciting, boundary-smashing works of literature being written … Continue reading

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Meet Your New Baby. Don’t Get Attached.

VACUI MAGIA | L.S. Johnson  ⇒Read the story @ Strange Horizons.   Halloween has come and gone, but I figure we’ll keep the scariness going for one more week with this story about witches and witchcraft and grave-robbing, among other … Continue reading

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Real Monsters and Imaginary Monsters

POND-WIFE | Peter Schranz  Read the story @ Mirror Dance This is a fun, surprising piece that plays around with the conventions of fantasy while honoring the genre’s sense of adventure and curiosity. I admit I’m not an experienced reader of … Continue reading

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If Babar Were a Bloodthirsty Death Machine

DEFY THE GREY KINGS | Jason Fischer. ⇒Read the story @ Beneath Ceaseless Skies You’re probably familiar with the classic children’s book hero Babar, the star of picture books dating back from 1930s France to this day as well as … Continue reading

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Washer/Dryer, Swimming Pool, Giant Chicken Legs…

The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate | A.C. Wise ⇒Read the story @ Uncanny Magazine⇐ I like when people working in genres like fantasy bring in a nontraditional form (lists, questionnaires, how-to articles, interviews, etc.) to reframe their story … Continue reading

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The Last Waffles on Earth

MARCIE’S WAFFLES ARE THE BEST IN TOWN | Sunil Patel. ⇒Read the story @ Flash Fiction Online⇐   Spoilers Ahead. Read the story FIRST. ⇒This is a story about the apocalypse, or at least the author’s particular vision of the … Continue reading

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