Results tagged “podcasts”

Toasted Cake 90! In which we sprout fur. 

Her son was a year grown when the dream started.

First appeared right here in Clarkesworld.

Samantha Henderson's short fiction and poetry have been published in Realms of Fantasy, Strange Horizons, Goblin Fruit and Weird Tales, the anthologies Running with the Pack and Fantasy, and reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy and Science Fiction, Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded, and the Mammoth Book of Steampunk. She is the author of the Forgotten Realms novel Dawnbringer, and the poetry collection, The House of Forever. Her website is at

Toasted Cake 89! In which we attend a wedding, with a cat in a handbag. 

An English church. An August wedding. 

(First appeared right here in Nature's Futures.) 

Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Her stories have appeared in Nature's Futures, Cosmos and Daily Science Fiction. You can frequently find her in the British Museum, or on her blog at

Toasted Cake 88! In which we complicate literary criticism. 

... the researcher in parahistorical literature faces a multitude of new worlds, each following its own timeline and offering its own literary development. 

Benjamin Blattberg is a freelance writer currently living in Texas. He writes a webcomic called Voyages, about a Franciscan monk lost in Fairyland, which borrows freely from Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse and which can be found at

Toasted Cake 87! In which we dive and defend. 

In diving Thumbs-up does not mean okay. 
   Surface, it signals. Abort

"Dalton's Law" by Helena Bell first appeared right here in Rattle

In your strange stomach, 
This delicious pastrami 
May well be poison. 

"Seven Standpoints From Which to Defend Your Sandwich From a Hungry Alien" by D. T. Friedman first appeared right here in After Ever After

Helena Bell is an occasional poet, writer, and international traveler which means that over half of what she says is completely made up, the other half is probably made up, and the third half is about the condition of the roads. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Indiana Review, Clarkesworld, and Shimmer. 

D. T. Friedman is a doctor of Internal Medicine, specializing in Palliative Care with a focus on in-hospital bioethics and guidance for patients and families in difficult decision-making circumstances. She is currently starting an MBA, writing a science fiction novel geared toward teenage girls, and doing some rather exciting research on sickle cell disease. Her short stories can be found in venues such as Shimmer Magazine and the Dark Faith Anthology. Sometimes she juggles fire.

Toasted Cake 86! In which we consider our vacation dimensions. 

Were you folks caught up in that solar flare on the way in? Oh, so sorry to hear that, but the Aurora must have been beautiful! 

Tara Campbell is a Washington, D.C.-based writer of crossover sci-fi. With a BA in English and an MA in German Language and Literature, she has a demonstrated aversion to money and power, despite living in a city obsessed with both. Her work has appeared in the Washington Independent Review of Books, Potomac Review Blog, Hogglepot Journal, Lorelei Signal, GlassFire Magazine and the WiFiles. Find her at

Toasted Cake 85! In which we confront our duplicity. 

I am shadow. Michael repeated his mantra like a ward. I am night personified. I am as constant as time. 

Jeff lives with his wife in the woods of Northern Minnesota, where he divides the seasons into canoeing, cross-country skiing, and those few weeks in between when his writing output improves. His fiction has appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Jim Baen's Universe, and the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology from UFO Publishing.

Toasted Cake 84! In which we make good use of OKCupid. 

It started with the caterpillars. 

(First appeared right here in Daily SF.) 

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley is an aviation and fantasy writer. Born in Heidelberg, she spent her childhood in California and now splits her time between southeast Wales and Andalucia, two coastal regions with almost nothing in common. Her new non-fiction book, Why Planes Crash: 2001, came out in May. The series explores 21st century aviation disasters and brings the investigations to life. Find out more about it at Find out more about Sylvia at

Toasted Cake 83! In which we avoid being mid-rats.

Mother died today, or maybe it was yesterday; I wasn't there to notice. 

First appeared in Penumbra, in the Zombie Apocalypse issue. 

Anatoly Belilovsky was born in a city that changed six or seven owners in the last 100 years, learned English from Star Trek reruns, and is now a pediatrician in an area of Brooklyn, New York, where English is the fourth most commonly spoken language. He is a SFWA member with stories in Nature, Ideomancer, Kasma, Stupefying Stories, and Andromeda Spaceways, among other publications. Unlike most other writers, he is not owned by any cats. 

Toasted Cake 82! In which we go to that Prairie Sun, Prairie Star thing, whatever it's called.

"They do still feed us in first class, don't they? It may have been a few years, but I do remember that." 

First appeared in Brain Harvest. 

Cat Rambo writes, edits, and teaches, all from the shore of eagle-haunted Lake Sammammish, where she co-exists with two cats, a software developer, and a large number of plastic dinosaurs. See her website at for links to more of her fiction. 

Toasted Cake 81! In which we are you.

Are they weapons?

First appeared right here in Jabberwocky.

Bogi Takács is a psycholinguist, a popular-science journalist, a religious fundamentalist and a fan of Spivak pronouns. Eir speculative work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Innsmouth free Press and Astropoetica, among others.

Toasted Cake 80! In which we arrive at our destination. 

In one half mile, take the exit left, then turn left. 

First appeared at Every Day Fiction. 

Robert Lowell Russell, a native Texan, lives with his family in southeastern Ohio. He is a former librarian and current nursing school student. Rob likes to write about all sorts of stuff but frequently includes action and humor in his work. He once aspired to become a history professor but found working with the real world too constraining. He's currently working on an alternate history fantasy novel incorporating elements of his previous research in Native American history and culture. For links to more of Robert Lowell Russell's stories (or to see him dressed like a ninja) visit: 

Toasted Cake 79! In which we call her, simply, the Moon in the Hill. 

Do not seek her at night, hum the grasses poking through cracks in the concrete underneath. That is when she is meant to be brilliant. That is when she rages against her chains. 

Cheryl A. Warner lives and writes in Silicon Valley with her husband and two super-dogs, Lois and Clark. She has been published in Swamp Biscuits and Tea and Luna Station Quarterly among others and is also a slush reader for Clarkesworld Magazine. She blogs about her writing and reading habits at

Toasted Cake 78! In which we swim with sharks. 

They dragged me into the lifeboat, fingers digging in to my arms. 

Originally appeared right here as the winner of the Tenebris Press Flash Fiction contest, 2012. 

E. C. Ambrose is the author of "The Dark Apostle" historical fantasy series inspired by 14th century medicine: when bleeding was a way to heal, and magic, a way to die. The series launched with Elisha Barber, on July 2, 2013 from DAW books. The author lives in beautiful New England with a very patient dog. Find more info at

Toasted Cake 77! In which we reconsider our alliances. 

"You're breaking up with us?" Supreme Chancellor Rosalita Singh fought to keep her voice from rising above the general hubbub of the room. 

Evan Dicken's work has most recently appeared in 10Flash Quarterly, Stupefying Stories, and Ray Gun Revival, and he has stories forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, Chaosium, and Tales of the Unanticipated.

Toasted Cake 76! In which we hold your memories. 

Every time the shadow puppets play someone is saying goodbye. 

First appeared right here in Daily SF.

Liz's short stories and comics can be found in places like Strange Horizons, Apex, Daily Science Fiction, The Girls Guide to Guy Stuff, and This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death. Her previous incarnations include circus manager, refuge worker, artists' model, research officer for the Order of Australia Awards, and extensive work in the not-for-profit sector. As Betsy Nails she is a Non Skating Official with the Rat City Roller Girls, and she has an ongoing webcomic, Things Without Arms and Without Legs. Find her at or at her Clarion Write-A-Thon page.

Toasted Cake 75! In which we litigate. 

Marlene Hazelwitch and Doreen Sneed were married on February 14, 2007. Marlene Hazelwitch's kitten, Snuggles, was, with assistance, the ring bearer in the ceremony. 

Cross promotion! This story is simultaneously appearing over at The Mad Scientist Journal, a/o 2013 June 17. 

K.G. Jewell lives and writes in Austin, Texas. He has never lost a cage match. His website, which is rarely updated, is

Toasted Cake 74! In which we try to drag Ma into the 21st century (plus a bit.) 

I stood in front of Ma's door and shifted the packages to get at my key. Before I could reach the lock, she opened the door. 

(First appeared right here in Daily SF.) 

Lee Hallison is a transplanted New Yorker who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her teenaged daughter. She has been published in Daily Science Fiction, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Drabblecast and Beam Me Up. You can read more about her at 

Toasted Cake 73! In which school gets out. 

The bell rang, and the countdown was on.  

Nathaniel Lee puts words in various orders. Periodically people give him money for this. The correlation is weak at best, but present. He lives somewhat unwillingly in North Carolina with his wife, son, and obligatory cats, where he maintains a vague sort of career that provides sufficient money to continue his writing and board game habits. Coincidentally, he is the Assistant Editor of both Escape Pod and the Drabblecast (the posts were each offered independently and without knowledge of the other). As a result, he has read enough stories about penises, serial killers, and time travel. He is also an assistant editor for the humorous anthology series Unidentified Funny Objects. Check out his blog at Mirrorshards where he does Very Short Stories. 100 words. No more. No fewer. Every day. 

Toasted Cake 72! In which the flutes of birthdays break. 

The entryway tiles were covered in a puddle of spilled memories--a week in the hospital, his grandfather's last ragged breaths, the funeral service in the pouring rain. 

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

Toasted Cake 71! In which we use our social media. 

Beth pointed at the browser window. "I don't know how he got there." 

First appeared right here in Every Day Fiction. 

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley is an aviation and fantasy writer. Born in Heidelberg, she spent her childhood in California and now splits her time between southeast Wales and Andalucia, two coastal regions with almost nothing in common. Her new non-fiction book, Why Planes Crash: 2001, is just now out. The series explores 21st century aviation disasters and brings the investigations to life. Find out more about it at Or, find out more about Sylvia at

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