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Toasted Cake 138! In which we aria.

The overture begins in D minor, transitioning to a lighthearted D major allegro.

(First appeared in F&SF)

Oliver Buckram, Ph.D., lives in the Boston area where (under an assumed name) he teaches social science to undergraduates. While he has many publications in academic journals, his unambiguously fictional work has appeared in Shimmer and F&SF, among other places. He urges you to keep watching the skies.

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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 136! In which we look. Like love. 

I always thought of her as she.

Imogen Cassidy is a thirty-eight year old mother of two from Sydney Australia, currently juggling part time study and full time parenting with part time writing. Imogen's fiction has appeared in Devilfish Review, The Colored Lens and Aurealis. Other writings can be found at her website: imogenwrites.tumblr.com

Toasted Cake 135! In which we conquer.

The road to popularity at Fremont High School is paved with rose petals. 

First appeared right here at Kazka Press. 

Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time). She's worn both Girl Scout and Army green. These days, she writes fiction (long and short) and works as a technical writer. Her novel, The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading (written with co-author Darcy Vance), was a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback pick. Additionally, her short speculative fiction has appeared in the Unidentified Funny Objects and Coffee anthologies with forthcoming stories in Sucker Literary Magazine and Flash Fiction Online. She blogs (occasionally) at writingwrongs.wordpress.com
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 133! In which we feed the birds. 

When the birds came, we novices fed them bread from the last night's meal. 

First appeared in Cabinet des Fées: A Journal of Fairy Tales.

Darja Malcolm-Clarke's fiction and poetry have appeared in Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld Magazine, Fantasy Magazine, and elsewhere. She is an editor for a university press and has a penchant for cloudy days and hanging peculiar objects from her office ceiling. 

Alex C. Renwick was designed in Canada, built in California, and grown in Texas. She has written dozens of short stories as Camille Alexa, including her award-nominated collection Push of the Sky, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was an official reading selection of the Powell's Books SF Book Club. She currently splits her time between Portland, Austin, Vancouver, and Montreal. 




Toasted Cake 132! In which we brew the coffee. 

Henry Lindnis measured out his life with coffee spoons. 

First appeared right here in Nature. 

Alvaro is the co-author, with Robert Silverberg, of WHEN THE BLUE SHIFT COMES, which received a starred review from Library Journal. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Analog, Nature, Galaxy's Edge, and in a variety of other online venues and in translation abroad. 

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, Galaxy's Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and many other magazines and anthologies. He won the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction. He is the editor of the Unidentified Funny Objects annual anthology series of humorous SF/F. His collection, Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories releases on February 1, 2015. His website is alexshvartsman.com



Toasted Cake 131! In which we acquaint Santa with our backyard. 

Santa was placing the last of the gifts under the Christmas tree when he heard a wee cough from behind. 

First appeared in the Unidentified Funny Objects anthology. 

Siobhan Gallagher is a wannabe zombie slayer, currently residing in Arizona. Her fiction has appeared in several publications, including AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review, COSMOS Online, Abyss & Apex, Unidentified Funny Objects anthology. Occasionally, she does this weird thing called 'blogging' at: defconcanwrite.blogspot.com



Toasted Cake 130! In which we are shards of ice. 

When the first snow falls, it burns. 

First appeared in Three-Lobed Burning Eye.

Michelle Muenzler's goal in life is to bring forth the bunny apocalypse and bury the earth with furry-soft goodness. When not working toward this goal, she experiments on her husband with new recipes and builds blockades around her NetBook to protect it from her cats. Her latest short stories can be found in Electric Velocipede, Daily Science Fiction, and Crossed Genres. For more information on how you can help with the bunny apocalypse or any other furry-soft apocalypse of your choice, visit her on FaceBook at facebook.com/michelle.muenzler



Toasted Cake 129! In which we stitch up our problems. 

The doctor woke up screaming, wiped the tears from his eyes and made some coffee. 

Sean Tanner lives in the south of Ireland with his girlfriend and no cats, where he operates jukeboxes and lives by the sea. His work has appeared in Subterranean Literary Journal, Phobos Magazine, and more.

Toasted Cake 128! In which we navigate the time zones. 

The boundary to the Central Time Zone was fifty miles to the west, across the border into Alabama.

First appeared in Bull Spec. 

The artwork today is by Joey Jordan, and first appeared alongside David's story in Bull Spec. 

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David is a software engineer and writer who tends to take on more hobbies than he has time for. He's the founder and editor of Diabolical Plots and the co-founder and administrator of the Submissions Grinder. His latest extraneous hobby is writing interactive fiction, a text adventure along the lines of Zork and the other games made popular by Infocom of yore. His fiction has been published in Escape Pod, Daily Science Fiction, and others, including previous appearances right here on Toasted Cake. NEW! Diabolical Plots will be publishing fiction at pro rates; open the month of December for submissions.

Joey "like a baby kangaroo" Jordan is an international award winning artist whose works have been published in BullSpec magazine, LRH's Writers of the Future vol 27, Baen's Online Universe, and Renard's Menagerie along with various other publications. Originally from WA state, she now works out of her studio in Windsor Colorado where she can live her dream through the creation of otherwise unseen worlds! Find her at joeysart.wix.com/joeyjordan.


Toasted Cake 127! In which we stand by the rock-whale. 

You made a necklace strung with silver wire and beads like tender vials filled with blooming light.

First appeared in Not One of Us. 

Rose Lemberg is an immigrant from three countries. Her prose and poetry have appeared in Strange Horizons, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and other venues. She edits Stone Telling with Shweta Narayan, and has also edited two anthologies: Here, We Cross, a collection of queer and genderfluid poetry from Stone Telling (Stone Bird Press, 2012) and The Moment of Change, an anthology of feminist speculative poetry (Aqueduct Press (2012). Rose can be found at roselemberg.net, rose_lemberg.livejournal.com, and on twitter as @roselemberg



Toasted Cake 126! In which we drink the Dixie cups of steaming cider. 

The only thing I ever wanted was to ride on the float in the Apple Harvest parade. 

First appeared in Every Day Fiction. 

Alisa Alering was hatched in a secret hollow in the Appalachian Mountains, where she ran around barefoot and talked to the trees. She now lives, writes, and complains about the cold in Indiana. Her short fiction has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Clockwork Phoenix IV, and Writers of the Future Vol. XXIX.

Toasted Cake 125! In which the popcorn fires. 

I am taking Bill's flannels from the line 
in silence 
when she comes. 

First appeared right here in Strange Horizons

Your humble narrator lives with her family in Portland, Oregon. Her first fantasy novel, IRONSKIN, was a Nebula finalist, and the sequels COPPERHEAD and SILVERBLIND are now out from Tor. Her stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. She narrates for Podcastle and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake (OMG THIS IS SO META), and her website is tinaconnolly.com.

Toasted Cake 124! In which we clean the algae. 

Miriam has always been a cleaner.

This story first appeared right here in Nature

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. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration.  

Alex C. Renwick was designed in Canada, built in California, and grown in Texas. She has written dozens of short stories as Camille Alexa, including her award-nominated collection Push of the Sky, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was an official reading selection of the Powell's Books SF Book Club. She currently splits her time between Portland, Austin, Vancouver, and Montreal.



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



Toasted Cake 120! In which we have glitter guts. 

Brian told me the truth about woodpeckers. 

This story first appeared in 10 Flash Quarterly. 

Folly Blaine lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her fiction has appeared at Every Day Fiction, Mad Scientist Journal, and in the anthologies, Dark Tales of Lost Civilizations, and Fresh Blood, Old Bones. See more at www.follyblaine.com



Toasted Cake 119! In which we leave people and places behind. 

Other Theories of Relativity, by Nicole J. LeBoeuf, is original to Toasted Cake. 

Catastrophe comes and goes in a scattering of instants. 

Mon pays c'est l'hiver, by Amal El-Mohtar, first appeared in Lackington's. 

In a land of noon-darkness and damp, of mornings that sway between syrup-bright and pigeon-grey and evenings of thick velvet, a traveller feels a tug at the hook in her heart. 

Nicole J. LeBoeuf is a New Orleanian writer living in Boulder, Colorado, where she learned to fly single-engine propeller aircraft, use a spinning wheel, and skate roller derby. Other stories of hers appear in the anthology Blood and Other Cravings and in NaMeL3ss Magazine. Her website is nicolejleboeuf.com

Amal El-Mohtar is the Nebula-nominated author of The Honey Month, a collection of poems and very short fiction written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey. She plays the harp, is a member of the Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours, edits an online quarterly of fantastic poetry called Goblin Fruit, and currently lives in Glasgow with two Jellicle cats and their pet Glaswegian. 



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