Results tagged “podcasts”
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.
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
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.
Toasted Cake 118! In which we bag on Nickleback, just a little.
So there's this story stuck rumbling round in my head and as it just keeps coming back, I thought I'd write it down.
Siobhan O'Flynn is a zombie watcher, horror movie aficionado, end of the world worrier, once DJ, now academic, culture watcher, fiction enthusiast. Find her at siobhanoflynn.com
Toasted Cake 117! In which we climb.
Stephen cradled Mara in his arms. She was light, but awkward to carry because of her trees.
This story first appeared in Flash Fiction Online.
Caroline M. Yoachim lives in Seattle and loves cold cloudy weather. She is the author of over two dozen short stories, appearing in Lightspeed, Asimov's, and Clarkesworld, among other places. For more about Caroline, check out her website at carolineyoachim.com.
Toasted Cake 116! In which we hear the lub-dub of the spam.
I can hear bits broadcast from the Grand Cayman Casino and Erectile Dysfunction marketing campaigns while at the office.
First appeared right here in Nature.
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 www.alexshvartsman.com, and his anthology series of humorous F/SF, Unidentified Funny Objects, is at ufopub.com. And check out Alex's Kickstarter for his new collection!
Toasted Cake 115! In which we were promised no more experiments.
We flying monkeys get no respect.
(First appeared right here in Every Day Fiction)
Dale Ivan Smith has his mother to thank for his love of reading, his writing and his passion for science fiction and fantasy. When he was five, he glimpsed the cover of a paperback sci-fi novel she was reading and was immediately interested. She encouraged him to read widely and follow his passion. He got into trouble in grade school for sneaking off to the library during class, so naturally after earning a history degree he became a librarian, and has worked for Multnomah County Library system since 1987. His stories have appeared in online magazines and on Amazon. Currently he's working two novels: a superhero serial and a weird western. You can find him at his website, daleivansmith.com .
Toasted Cake 114! In which we find a lump of carbon crystal.
I found the piece of the alien ship out back, right on the marsh edge.
This story first appeared right here in Flash Fiction Online.
Nathaniel Lee lives 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. He is the Assistant Editor of both Escape Pod and the Drabblecast, which means he has read enough stories about penises, serial killers, and time travel. Find him at his blog at Mirrorshards.org, where he does Very Short Stories . 100 words. No more. No fewer. Every day.
Toasted Cake 113! In which we methylate.
On the jumbo-sized TV hanging over the bar, they're showing the Red Sox-Yankees game.
(First appeared right here in Nature.)
Ken Liu is an author and translator of speculative fiction, as well as a lawyer and programmer. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's, Analog, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, and Strange Horizons, among other places. He has won a Nebula, a Hugo, a World Fantasy Award, and a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the Sturgeon and the Locus Awards. He lives with his family near Boston, Mass.
Toasted Cake 112! In which we fell-a.
I can't keep the words out of my head, not even when I concentrate on the pain in my arm.
(This story first appeared right here in Strange Horizons.)
Amy Sisson is a writer, librarian, and book reviewer who lives in Houston with her husband and a large collection of ex-parking lot cats. Her fiction has appeared in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Sybil's Garage No. 7, and a number of Star Trek anthologies from Pocket Books. She attended Clarion West in 2000.