I seldom read short stories anymore, yet when I do, I wonder why not. They offer such an array of experiences. Jill Zeller’s The Sea is Coming is no exception. The book is a diverse collection of unusual and fascinating … Continue reading
Val Hall:The Odd Years Val Hall 2 by Alma Alexander There are many kinds of superheroes – but Val Hall is a care and retirement home for Superheroes, Third Class – the superheroes who are not gods or individuals of … Continue reading
The Nine Lands by Marie Brennan A young woman with an unreliable prophetic gift. A street musician searching for the magic she lost. A king whose voice is too dangerous for ordinary people to hear. This collection of short stories … Continue reading
Ten members of Book View Cafe are now publishing short story reprints and other features on Curious Fictions. All stories at Curious Fictions can be read for free and you can follow any authors you choose. However, Curious Fictions also … Continue reading
This blog contains a little-finger dig at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. I used to be a regular at the February venue, looking forward to it from the bleak depths of a Seattle January. Getting a job with high … Continue reading
To honor the coming of the dark side of the northern year, I’ve written some vignettes. They will probably end up as writing snippets in my new book, because one of the characters is a writer who has a slightly skewed vision. I think of them as Tales of Unease.
Because I don’t care much for the gore of horror. But those teasing stories of suggestion?
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Love and Laughter 1 by Patricia Rice Three novellas and a short story from Regency author Patricia Rice: “The Borrowed Groom” A bride-to-be’s sister borrows the groom left standing at the altar. “Deceiving Appearances” … Continue reading
Two cities joined by their reflections. A realm of feathered serpents and jaguar-men. A desert where a former goddess seeks the ultimate truth. In this collection, award-winning author Marie Brennan takes you to ten different fantastical lands, including the world of her famed scholar-heroine Lady Trent. Journey with her to places rich and strange: here there be more than just dragons.Continue reading
One of the wonderful things about working with Book View Cafe is that the co-op gives each of us a chance to explore new aspects of our creative lives as authors. With the support of our fellow members, we can … Continue reading
I’ve put together a bunch of collections of my shorter fiction over the years, into entities I called the “Triads” – three thematically connected stories per book. Several of them still lurk on Amazon these days. I combined a bunch … Continue reading