Results tagged “outro-theatre”

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 187! In which we do literary mash-ups. In space. 

After two hours of work, Daria got the space station's recycler back online without Hugh there to help her.

This story first appeared in Nature.

Rachael K. Jones grew up in various cities across Europe and North America, picked up (and mostly forgot) six languages, and acquired several degrees in the arts and sciences. Now she writes speculative fiction in Portland, Oregon. Her debut novella, Every River Runs to Salt, will be out with Fireside Fiction in late 2018. Contrary to the rumors, she is probably not a secret android. Rachael is a World Fantasy Award nominee and Tiptree Award honoree. Her fiction has appeared in dozens of venues worldwide, including Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Strange Horizons, and PodCastle. Follow her on Twitter at @RachaelKJones.



Toasted Cake 177! In which we do don't do consider pushing the red button.

It has come to our attention that a plurality of users has significant problems during the quantum disambiguator configuration process.

First appeared right here in Nature Futures.

Stewart C Baker is an academic librarian, speculative fiction writer, and occasional haikuist. His fiction has appeared in Writers of the Future, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, and Flash Fiction Online, among other places. Stewart was born in England, has lived in South Carolina, Japan, and California (in that order), and currently resides in Oregon with his family­­--although if anyone asks, he'll usually say he's from the Internet.



Toasted Cake 123! In which we hide in the shadows of an air conditioning unit. 

He adjusted the parabolic microphone to aim at the apartment building across the street. 

This story first appeared in The Storyteller. 

C.D. Reimer writes about the everyday reality that he finds weird, twisted and absurd for which most people accept as being perfectly normal. He lives and works in Silicon Valley, consoling hurt computers and fixing broken users. 



Toasted Cake 122! In which we clench the door frame. 

The house at 213 Myrtle Street wore an enchantment that could obscure it when it so desired.

First appeared right here in Flash Fiction Online. 

Beth Cato's debut steampunk novel THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER will be released by HarperCollins Voyager on September 16th, 2014. She's originally from Hanford, California, but now resides in Arizona with her husband and son. Her short fiction, poetry, and tasty cookie recipes can be found at bethcato.com

Toasted Cake 121! In which we taste the wine. 

Everyone knows that humans shouldn't eat or drink when visiting Faerie, but no one's quite sure why.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Kat Otis lives a peripatetic life with a pair of cats who enjoy riding in the car as long as there's no country music involved. Her fiction has appeared in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword & Sorceress XXVI. She can be found online at www.katotis.com or on Twitter as @kat_otis



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