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Stories, Podcasts, Interviews, and Articles, 2022:
A New Story
January 25, 2022, in Fantasy
Caught. Pinioned. A human squinted at me. I flew up, desperate to escape, against the thatched roof, against the barred windows, up the fireplace chimney into a metal grill. I fell into the ashes.
The human grabbed me. “Do you understand me?”
Meanings blinked in and out, swirled through my mind, came into focus. Human sounds rolled up my throat, too round, unnatural, half choking me. “Yeeess!”
“I gave you the spark,” he said. “I bound us together.”
He stuffed me into an iron cage. “Only death can untie our knot.”
Stories, Podcasts, Interviews, and Articles, 2021:
December 28, 2021 in Fantasy
“Ghost Blue, Ghost Red”
by Malda Marlys
The world was lousy with monsters. That much Remembrance Wilson took on faith. This town, though, was tense enough with haunting that even the vultures following Remmy’s wagon peeled off early.
Town wasn’t a good prospect. Too many twitchy fingers hovered too near triggers for comfort. Amazing how many people would try to shoot a spook. Remmy gave some honest thought to passing right through, saving her show for the next outpost.
But Dr. Bombastus’s Invigorating Tonic waited for no ghost.
New Fantasy Story
November 27, 2021, in Fantasy
by Simbiat Haroun
The band of murderers had been dealt with. The Goddess Yemoja sat silent, cooling her boiling blood.
The sight of the little messenger mermaid, with her slim strands of dreadlocks dancing gracefully about her, soothed Yemoja.
“Great One, the water has brought another foolish swimmer in from the river.”
“The water brings many such. Why tell me of one more?”
“This one is a marvel. She is not drowning.”
Yemoja straightened. “Take me to this marvel.”
A New Story
April 27, 2021, in Science Fiction
“One Good Turn… “
by Alan K. Baker
Varin stared out the viewport. Their crash site was a tortured landscape strewn with bizarrely wind-sculpted boulders. Rain sleeted past in near-horizontal sheets and hammered the ship’s hull. Above the twisted horizon, thick banks of gunmetal clouds seethed like smoke, sculpted into outrageous shapes by the roaring, howling, relentless wind.
And one of the hills was growing briefly, then diminishing, like a grey, warped balloon inflating and deflating… or a lung breathing in and out.
February 17, 2021, in Reviews and Interviews
Our Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales editor, Leena, interviewed Ekpeki Oghnechovwe Donald, co-editor of Dominion, a collection of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative stories told from African and African American perspectives spanning time and space.
In creating their own venue that allows their innate powers of expression free play, this anthology introduces a wider audience to voices that enrich the genre they represent.
New Story for Young People of All Ages
January 30, 2021, in Stories for Young People of All Ages
“The Water Buffalo, the Wanderer, and the Prince”
by Sam Muller
Once upon a time, in a faraway land where people had skins as blue as the sea and hair as white as moonlight, where animals could speak in human words but few humans any longer listened, there lived a girl called Ambha.
Ambha was a human who did listen.
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