Results tagged “podcasts”

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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Toasted Cake 70! In which we have a story for Mother's Day. 

She had my teeth. I hadn't expected to recognize myself in her, but when she greeted me, her maroon lips parting into a crescent, there they were. 

(First appeared right here in Daily SF.) 

Krystal Claxton writes speculative fiction in the sliver of time between raising a three-year old with her amazing husband and being a full-time computer technician. She enjoys attending Dragon*Con in costume, science magazines, and feverishly researching whichever random topic has just piqued her interest. Keep up with her at or @krystalclaxton on Twitter. 

Toasted Cake 69! In which we try to blow out the candles. 

The therapist's waiting room was plain--white sterile walls and carpet floors that smelled of chemicals. 

Dr. Kenneth Kao is a graduate of Odyssey Writing Workshop and Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. His fiction has sold to OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Magazine, Drabblecast, and others. He is the chiropractor and owner of Vital Balance Chiropractic. He is also a Parkour/Freerunning/Kung Fu instructor, and besides being a writer, he is an avid pole dancer. Find him at

Toasted Cake 68! In which we have a great personality. 

I put out the ad so long ago I thought that no one was going to respond, I mean some people did respond but they were all really weird and kind of crazy, and then you responded, and at first I thought it was a joke, but now you're here! 

Alexandra Grunberg is a student at New York University in the Tisch School of the Arts. Her work has been published in Daily Science Fiction, Mustang's Monster Corral, and Garbled Transmissions. She loves Stephen King, Game of Thrones, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.  

Toasted Cake 67! In which we catch the foxes.

They've sunk a shaft deep in the dirt of the meadow and chained her there. 

(First appeared in Grendelsong.)

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 upcoming 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 66! In which we adjust a slightly askew shade of green . . . and keep going.

One day Adrian decided to rebuild the world.

First appeared in Nine.

Alex Shvartsman is a writer and game designer whose short stories appeared or are forthcoming at Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Buzzy Magazine, One Buck Horror and many other 'zines and anthologies. His adventures so far have included traveling to over 30 countries, playing a card game for a living, and building a successful business. Alex resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and son. His recently published fiction is linked at, and his recently published anthology of humorous F/SF, Unidentified Funny Objects, is at And check out Alex's kickstarter for his second volume of UFO!      


Toasted Cake 65! In which we have always moved to the left. 

"I feel good, actually. Quite normal. I'm not aware of any odd cravings or a stray compulsion to go out and tickle the bellies of Basset hounds." 

Canfield's phobias run to politicians, lawyers and oil company executives. Some of his current work includes stories in Atomic Avarice and Mad Scientist Journal. He likes dogs and beer.

Toasted Cake 64! In which we fly.

My body remembers what I can't. 

(First appeared right here in Daily SF.) 

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 63! In which we ponder the fate of Mayoress Deely.

Please come in, sir, madam. Finest jewel store in the district, madam, certainly.

(First appeared in Fear and Trembling)

Nicki Vardon: Hard-core scientist, soft-hearted metalhead, seasoned night owl and part-time catsitter. Dutch by birth, British by tea addiction. Nicki can be woken up in the middle of the night for - or by - metal concerts and Twining's Lady Grey, but always at one's own risk. Her work has appeared in Niteblade, The Red Penny Papers and Fear & Trembling.

Toasted Cake 62! In which our shells grow thick. 

The shining ones came and took us from the boiling acid pools. 

(First appeared in Redstone SF.)

Steve grew up listening to his dad's ghost stories and never recovered. He attended Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp in 2009 and currently lives in Oklahoma in a small house full of girls. His stories have appeared in Intergalactic Medicine Show, Redstone, Daily Science Fiction, and others. His nonfiction blog posts have been featured by SFWA.

Toasted Cake 61! In which we try to placate the Troll Council. 

The plumber's deep voice resounded from beneath the maintenance hatch by the main pool at Cascade Reef waterpark. "You've only got one troll left." 

(First appeared right here in Daily SF) 

David works for an engineering design firm in Minnesota. His fiction has appeared in many magazines: Escape Pod, AE, Bull Spec, Pseudopod, Drabblecast, and many others. He edits the ezine Diabolical Plots which posts nonfiction articles related to the field of speculative fiction, including The Best of Toasted Cake. You can visit Diabolical Plots for his full bibliography. He is also the co-creator of The Submissions Grinder, an always-free writer's tool that provides a submission tracker and fiction market listings with response time statistics.

Toasted Cake 60! In which we drop nails. 

The nahual smiles, showing off its yellowed teeth, as it stands under the streetlamp. 

First appeared in Bull Spec. (In the current issue!

Mexican by birth, Canadian by inclination, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's work appears in Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing, The Book of Cthulhu and other places. She has edited or co-edited several anthologies, including Future Lovecraft, and the recent anthology Fungi, with stories by Jeff VanderMeer, Laird Barron, Lavie Tidhar and many others, which can be purchased at She operates Innsmouth Free Press and blogs at

Toasted Cake 59! In which we skitter from singularity to singularity. 

The time of Kali has passed. 

(First appeared in Poe Little Thing's 'In Space No One Can Hear You Scream' anthology, and can be read online at After Ever After.) 

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 58! In which we wind up a bird with hammered-copper wings. 

When Rivka was eight years old, she built her first automaton.

(First appeared in Steam-Powered: Steampunk Lesbian Stories, ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft) 

Shira Lipkin has managed to convince Apex Magazine, Stone Telling, Chizine, Interfictions 2, Mythic Delirium, and other otherwise-sensible magazines and anthologies to publish her work; two of her stories have been recognized as Million Writers Award Notable Stories, and she has won the Rhysling Award for best short poem. She credits luck, glitter eyeliner, and tenacity. She lives in Boston with her family and the requisite cats, most of whom also write. She also fights crime with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, does six impossible things before breakfast, and would like a nap now.

Toasted Cake 57! In which we imbibe. 

Susan's hair had always smelled of coconut and jasmine. He still had a half-full bottle of her shampoo in the shower, waiting. 

(First appeared right here on Daily SF.)

D. Thomas Minton's fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and Daily Science Fiction. While he currently resides with his wife and daughter on a little speck of land in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, big changes are afoot. This is his second story to appear on Toasted Cake, leaving him to wonder how he managed to get his cake and eat it, too. His idle ramblings hold court at and would appreciate your visit.

Toasted Cake 56! In which we are as brilliant as a biolume tattoo. 

You can hold the city in your mind for a month if you are lucky, and skilled. 

(First appeared in Bull Spec.) 

Erin Hoffman is the author of the Chaos Knight trilogy from Pyr Books, whose concluding volume, Shield of Sea and Space is forthcoming in 2013. Her work has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Bull Spec, Electric Velocipede, and elsewhere. You can read more at or follow her on twitter at @gryphoness

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