Results tagged “RUN OF HOPE”

Toasted Cake #237! In which we check out Goblin's stash.

"That's one more shambling patchwork monstrosity which won't be terrorizing our fair city any longer." 

This story is original to Toasted Cake.

Michael M. Jones lives in southwest Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who stole the television remote in 1998 and has yet to give it back. He's been published in places such as Constellary Tales, F is for Fairy, and Mad Scientist Magazine. He's the editor of Scheherazade's Facade, and Schoolbooks & Sorcery. For more, visit him at michaelmjones.com.


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Toasted Cake 236! In which we pick up a chisel.

So, on paper the project was called the Supersimulation, but privately, we called it "The Nine Bajillion Names of God". 

This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.

Aimee Ogden is a former science teacher and software tester; now she writes stories about sad astronauts, angry princesses and dead gods. Her stories also appear in Fireside, Analog, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and her novella "Sun-daughters, Sea-daughters" is forthcoming from Tor.com. With Bennett North, she co-edits Translunar Travelers Lounge, a magazine of fun and optimistic speculative fiction.

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Toasted Cake 235! In which things get a little messy.

The taco beach was a mistake.

This story is original to Toasted Cake.

Kate Ristau is a folklorist, an author, and the Executive Director of Willamette Writers. You can find her essays in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and her young adult and middle grade books online. She lives in a house in Oregon where they found fairies in the garden and a sword behind the water heater. You can find out more about her at kateristau.com.



Toasted Cake #234! In which we find the daffodils.

A witch's garden. Agnes had read about them in fairy stories. 

This story is original to Toasted Cake.

Samuel Poots is a writer from N. Ireland who communicates primarily by means of Pratchett quotes. His story The Glass-Eyed Girl was awarded Kraxon Magazine's Short Story of the Year Award for 2018 and he was recently given the Support for Individual Artists Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. When not writing, or procrastinating, he can usually be seen clambering around the north coast muttering stuff about dragons. If found, please give him a cup of tea and send him home via the nearest post office. You can find Sam on Twitter as @pootsidoodle.

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Toasted Cake 233! In which we finally come up with the perfect doom, no really this time. 

The Terrible installed a conveyor belt exclusively for her.

This story first appeared right here in Daily SF.

John (@wiswell) is a disabled writer who lives where New York keeps all its trees. He has published in Uncanny Magazine, Nature Magazine, and Fireside Magazine.


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Toasted Cake #232! In which we aren't sure what kind of a bird we are.

Justin is ten feet tall, so I give myself a pair of wings with which to reach him.

This story is original to Toasted Cake.

Avra Margariti is a queer Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Flash Fiction Online, The Forge Literary, SmokeLong Quarterly, and other venues. You can find her on twitter at @avramargariti.


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Toasted Cake 231! In which we discuss certain economic systems.

Honored guests, thank you for attending this seminar on the Tucabal-Gor, colloquially known as alien sharks.

This story first appeared right here in Fireside.

Beth Goder works as an archivist, processing the papers of economists, scientists, and other interesting folks. Her fiction has appeared in venues such as Escape Pod, Fireside, and Flash Fiction Online. You can find her online at http://www.bethgoder.com.

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Toasted Cake 230! In which we end up becoming one of those portal mothers.

I held my newborn in the hospital delivery room, and I saw fluffy cumulus clouds billow across Ivanova's eyes.

First appeared right here in Daily SF.


Nebula Award-nominated Beth Cato is the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the 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.

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Toasted Cake 229! In which we ruin our favorite blouse, but maybe we have good reasons.

Melba had thought she was too old to be possessed by a demon. . . .

A shorter version of this story, entitled "How Melba Got Her Groove Back," first appeared right here in Bending Genres.

Tara Campbell is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. Prior publication credits in addition to Toasted Cake include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Monkeybicycle, Jellyfish Review, Booth, Strange Horizons, and Escape Pod/Artemis Rising. She's the author of a novel, TreeVolution, a hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe's Bicycle, and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium. She received her MFA from American University in 2019.


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Toasted Cake 228! In which we consider all the possibilities.

It was two weeks until the ship landed back on earth, and Trisha figured that meant now or never. She had to tell Jazz how she felt.

First appeared right here on Daily SF.

Kelly Sandoval's fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Seattle, where the weather is always happy to make staying in and writing seem like a good idea. Her family includes a patient husband, an anarchist tortoise, and a put-upon cat. You can find her online at kellysandovalfiction.com.  


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So we had stopped, but here we are again. In the last week, a couple of friends made posts about looking for more hopeful stories right now, and I thought, that is a small thing I can do to help.

Open for submissions of stories that fall somewhere on the hopeful end of the spectrum, from now until the end of March. Podcast will resume March 23rd and continue for at least a few months. Find the details on the submissions page right here:  http://toastedcake.com/submissions.html 

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