So, they ate her, right? They totally ate her.

So, who wants some xenobiology in a charming, unique format that will make you cheer almost as much as the story itself? It’s totally is you.  Even if it’s not, my I recommend “The Evaluators:  To Trade You Must Adapt”… Continue Reading →

Her work erases her, or she disappears inside it.

OK, so first of all, I completely spaced on how many of these I had lined up and second of all I fell on the ice (like everyone else on the east coast of the US); meaning I am both… Continue Reading →

And then I looked at his eyes and saw that they were blue.

Just when I have a hankering for a good, old-fashioned alien and their human story, this shows up on my radar? It’s beautiful, it’s touching and it’s got pasta.  It’s “Kaitlin Out of Space” by Krishan Coupland and you should apply… Continue Reading →

And yet, even trapped in these maladapted skins, this world doesn’t want to change.

It’s one of the most loving portrayals of a truly alien being I’ve ever read, it’s also gloriously gross and it will leave you with something to ponder that’s definitely not holiday cheer.  It’s “The Things” by Peter Watts. Because… Continue Reading →

Now you’re telling me that it’s basically older than time?

Hey, do you like sharks? Do you like space? Do you like a crew of a starship hunting what damnwell sound like space sharks? OK, even if you’re just here for the awesome science fiction, you should totally go read/listen… Continue Reading →

I even describe the details of her ribbon, releasing an extra flood of shame.

“The Husband Stitch” by Carmen Maria Machado. I clicked onto this story by accident, started reading it away, couldn’t put it down and promptly forgot what the hell I was doing in the first place.  It’s bold, it’s intimate, it’s… Continue Reading →

… like the whisper of scorpions’ legs through the bone fields, a gentle tickle laced with the promise of poison…

Everyone and your mother may have recommended “You’ll Surely Drown If You Stay Here” by Alyssa Wong to you.  I’m just here to remind you that it’s snotting awesome and makes me long to return to the desert myself.  You… Continue Reading →

The tears slice through the freckles on her cheeks, and she says the words out loud.

Who here would like a punch in the face story about an AI and their AI Mama for lunch? I hope it’s a lot of you.  Anyway, I hope a lot of you go read Caesura by Hayley Stone because… Continue Reading →

Explanations

I had someone tell me once that my writing and my beadwork seemed to be along the same lines– everything meticulously chosen and ordered.  Well, first of all, that’s an amazing compliment and I definitely took it to heart  … Continue Reading →

Whyarentyoureadingthis and Goreaditnow

I’m sure to some people this absolutely isn’t news.  But yet it might be for you and that’s why I’m pointing out that there’s a Lovecraftian horror gay romance series.  We actually live in a world where this is a thing!… Continue Reading →

The fox heart was ethereal white. It smelled of incense and smoke permeated every tissue.

I’ve had today’s story in my bookmarks since the last issue of Liminal came out and am I ever kicking myself for taking so long to read it.  Not only is “The Heart Is A Lonesome Hunter” by Eugenia Triantafyllou… Continue Reading →

Zero, Twenty-Two

As in that in that new thing I just had published.  You can read it right here on Strange Constellations.  Why would you do that? Well, maybe you like fighter pilots.  How about tarot? As in card game, oddly enough. … Continue Reading →

Jealous of Roses Halloween Short: Potentiality

The air was cool and crisp, the moon bright, and the highway quiet as a graveyard beneath it.  Two figures crouched in in a dell choked with weeds.  The tattered husks of the lantern berries that grew along the hillside… Continue Reading →

We have had some unfortunate incidents of madness…

“Enyo-Enyo” by Kameron Hurley. I want to wear this story’s severed head around my neck to say I conquered it.  I know I never will.  That just makes me want to read it again! If you missed it the first… Continue Reading →

Scarlet flies everywhere. “They are eyeballs,” she says.

Today’s rec: “Only Calculate The Motion of Heavenly Bodies” by Marcia Richards– my apologies, I was not able to turn up a website with 100% certainty and chose to err on the side of not accidentally conflating Marcias.  Anyway, the… Continue Reading →

…laughing and twisting and breathing in that gunsmoke that turns your snot black like she’s a barracuda and it’s seawater…

Some of my recommendations here are going to be for slightly older things.  I decided to do this to share my favorite story bookmarks with the world, and because my favorite story bookmarks are getting out of hand.  That’s not… Continue Reading →

Are Wedding Necklaces A Thing Now?

Because this one is like the fourth one I’ve made this year and I have two more to do. I made this one for Liz‘s sister based a photo exchange between Liz and I where she posted actual images and… Continue Reading →

She looked like fire was running over her skin like spilled beer running across a table…

What are you doing right now? Well, you should be reading “Playing Prometheus” by Francis Rowat! Why? Because you like old women being badass and tugging at your heartstrings at the same time (as old women do).

Escape Velocity 2017

I got to go to Escape Velocity 2017 and it was actually totally awesome, despite the fact I’ve taken so long to post about it.  See, I didn’t actually know that I was going until the day before.  I’m pretty… Continue Reading →

Circle(s) In The Sand

A fabulous wedding collaboration with Awesome Librarian Girlfriend for her friends’ wedding. Before I get into the pretty pictures though, I want to take a moment to talk about the wedding itself.  We flew up over the weekend, ALB with… Continue Reading →

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