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Toasted Cake 197! In which we stare at the nougat-filled eyeballs.

In the basement, there is candy.


This story first appeared in Daily SF.

Michelle Muenzler, known at local science fiction and fantasy conventions as "The Cookie Lady", writes fiction both dark and strange to counterbalance the sweetness of her baking. Links to her published short fiction and poetry can be found at michellemuenzler.com, and if you are feeling exceptionally brave, check out her squidgy-weird buddy adventure novella, The Hills of Meat, the Forest of Bone, on Amazon. It probably won't bite. Much.




Toasted Cake 196! In which we make the tough decisions.

He thought about declining, of course. Everyone did -- but he thought longer than most, sitting on the hard-backed orange chair of the immigration office, elbows on his knees.

This story first appeared in Daily SF.

Leah Cypess is the author of four young adult fantasy novels, starting with MISTWOOD (HarperCollins 2010), and of numerous short stories. Her website is at leahcypess.com.

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Toasted Cake 195! In which we kind of really do take it personally.

"Is this accurate?" the insurance adjuster asked. "Thirteen different protection and concealment spells for a single building?"

This story first appeared in Daily SF.

Curtis C. Chen's debut novel WAYPOINT KANGAROO was published in 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Locus Awards and Endeavour Award. The sequel, KANGAROO TOO, was published last summer. Curtis's short fiction has appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and MISSION: TOMORROW. He is a graduate of Clarion West and Viable Paradise. Find him at curtiscchen.com .

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Toasted Cake 194! In which we hatch.

If there is any justice in the world, Priscilla Reardon's associate-hatchling will be a walking, talking pile of dung.

This story first appeared in Daily SF.

Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the new Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. She's a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cats. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.



Toasted Cake 193! In which we get help with some super minor not that murdery problems.

Dear 8B, I may have accidentally laid eggs in a human.

This story first appeared in Daily SF.

Matt Mikalatos is the author of the YA novel, The Crescent Stone. Learn more at www.thesunlitlands.com.


Toasted Cake 192! In which we curl up to watch Jupiter's pyschedelic storms.

The first time, we stayed together for fifty years.

This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.
 
S.B. Divya is a lover of science, math, fiction, and the Oxford comma. Her novella 'Runtime,' is a Nebula Award finalist, and her short stories have been published at various magazines including Apex, Uncanny, and Tor.com. She co-edits the Hugo Award-nominated podcast, Escape Pod, with Mur Lafferty. Find her on Twitter @divyastweets or at www.eff-words.com.



Toasted Cake 191! In which we light up in technicolor.

About midnight, the party came to a crashing halt when one of the dive team seniors arrived with a case of beer.

This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.

(For those of you listening with kids, this story has a content warning for underage drinking.)

Kat Otis writes speculative fiction - everything from historical fantasy to urban fantasy, with a bit of science fiction thrown in for good measure. She lived a peripatetic life for almost two decades and is now rather bemused to be living in one place; she's not recycling her book boxes just yet! You can find her online at katotis.com and on twitter at @kat_otis.



Toasted Cake 188! In which we really don't want to come across as if we're spying on our neighbors.

Warm greetings from the Oak Hills Homeowners Association!

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Mari Ness lives in central Florida, where she keeps a wary eye out for alligators and unicorns. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications, including Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Apex, Uncanny, Strange Horizons, Nightmare and Daily Science Fiction. If she sees any unicorns, she will tell you on Twitter at mari_ness.



Toasted Cake 175! In which we manifest.

Congratulations! Your magic manifested itself. Maybe your teenage years won't suck quite so much, right? WRONG.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Nebula-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the new Blood of Earth Trilogy from Harper Voyager. Her newest novel is CALL OF FIRE. She's a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat. Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato.



Toasted Cake 152! In which we make the chevre. 

Eljay went to the goat enclosure with two plastic jugs and a resource acquisition ticket.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of dozens of short stories, appearing in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, and Lightspeed, among other places. Her debut short story collection, Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World & Other Stories, came out with Fairwood Press in 2016. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com


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PS: Yes, Toasted Cake is back for a school year run. Submissions open for all the month of October!
Toasted Cake 150! In which we find what we have lost.

A Japanese mermaid, the tourists called her

First appeared right here in Daily SF

Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of dozens of short stories, appearing in markets like Lightspeed, Asimov's, and Clarkesworld. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com.  




Toasted Cake 146! In which we give advice. (And also in which we make an announcement.) 

If you are reading this, you have successfully reached your new home. 

First appeared right here on Daily SF. 

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was born in Germany and spent her childhood in Los Angeles. She now splits her time between South Wales and the Costa del Sol, two coastal regions with almost nothing in common. In addition to selkies, she writes about faeries, asteroid colonies, and modern aircraft. You can find out more about her at http://intrigue.co.uk. 



Toasted Cake 137! In which we come apart.

I gave my left arm to Elizabeth.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She has a story in this month's issue of Lightspeed, and a Tasting Menu of flash at Daily Science Fiction. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com.

Alex C. Renwick has written dozens of short stories as Camille Alexa, including her award-nominated collection Push of the Sky. She currently splits her time between Portland, Austin, Vancouver, and Montreal. You can find her at alexcrenwick.com.

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Toasted Cake 134! In which we remember the pebbles. 

My world is a pair of photographs.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Alex Shvartsman is a writer, translator and game designer from Brooklyn, NY. Over 70 of his short stories have appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, and many more places. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories is now out, and his website is alexshvartsman.com.


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Toasted Cake 96! In which we tend the psychosis grass. 

"Do as I do," Mama tells me, "and you'll be safe. We walk this road together."

(This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.)

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, Washington. She had six new stories come out in 2012, including appearances in Lightspeed, Interzone, and Daily Science Fiction. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com



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