Shreya’s Story: Part Three

Aarti, particularity, broke my heart. She was only a couple of years older than I was. Six or seven. That is, when I became. Her biological father had died when she was too young to remember him. Her mother married again, and her little brother died two days out of the womb. Her stepfather blamed […]

Making Goose

Now, I admit, the sight of the holler all prettied up in strings of twinklin’ lights always gets me a bit sentimental. We hope for snow to cover up the sad-looking trees we had to look at all fall… and, I admit, so we can see deer tracks huntin’ season. Well, afore I get too […]

Author Interview: Melissa A. Joy

Please tell us a little about yourself. I’m a fantasy author with Asperger syndrome. I’ve been writing since I was roughly 13 years old, and have been developing the world of Aeldynn since then. I sail on tall ships as a hobby (and became a volunteer deckhand), and I’ve done martial arts since childhood and […]

The Spirit of Autumn

An overpowering aroma of pumpkin spice assaulted Teddie as she opened her front door. “Every year. Why is it always pumpkin bloody spice? Can it never be cider with cinnamon or something? Every year…” She set her keys on the hook by the door as her phone chimed. A groan left her as she opened […]

Shreya’s Story: Part Two

We left that same night, creeping out despite the torches surrounding our home. Why they didn’t immediately make it our funeral pyre, I’ll never know. Maybe they wanted to give us a chance to show that we were still human. That was something we were unable to do for them. Our quintet stood watching the […]

Shreya’s Story: Part One

According to The Vampire Encyclopedia by Matthew Bunson, a rakhas (or, more formally, rakshasa) is tinkling-bell-clad, blue-throated, blood-stained creature with matted hair and five feet. One of the powerful vampires of India. I can tell you from experience that this is an exaggeration.  It’s like playing that game—Chinese Whispers, is it?—where information becomes more muddled […]

Author Interview: H.M. Holten

Please tell us a little about yourself. Thank you for inviting me, S.L. I’m happy to get this opportunity to talk about myself and my writing.  Perhaps I should start at the beginning. I was born in Denmark in Copenhagen. Lived there for a long-ish time until I decided to move on. First station was […]

Author Interview: Robin LeeAnn

Please tell us a little about yourself. Hello! My name is Robin LeeAnn. I’m a writer and editor. I post book reviews, writing advice, poetry, and more on my WordPress blog. I’m also a copy editor and proofreader for Unsolicited Press.  What do you write (genre, length)?  I mostly write fantasy and sci-fi. I’m editing […]

Author Interview: L.L. Thomsen

Please tell us a little about yourself. I am originally from Denmark but currently live with my hubby and two kids (incl. 1 cat and a dog) in the back-of-beyond near the Sherwood Forrest, U.K.  I began my writing journey when I was called by the ‘muse-who-must-be-obeyed’ after the birth of our first child, but […]