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Toasted Cake 19! In which we follow Grandmere's recipe. 

Her knives, usually set aside on baking day, are positioned prominently just outside the flour-strewn area where she will knead. 

First published in Abyss & Apex.

K Bird Lincoln spent 4 years in Japan precariously perched on a bicycle with her 2 daughters. Now she lives in the shadow of Laura Ingalls Wilder out on the Minnesotan Prairie and drives them around in a mini van. Other short stories have been published hither and thither in places such as Strange Horizons, Abyss and Apex, and the Lethe Press anthology, Japanese Dreams. Her YA historical fantasy Tiger Lily is now available on Amazon. 

Toasted Cake #18! In which we petition the moon.

Dear Mr. Moon Man or Ms. Moon Lady,
I would like very much for gravity to continue to suck or pull or whatever it does, but if you could do so with just a bit more nuance I would be very grateful. 

This story first appeared right here at Daily SF.  

Liz's work has been published in a range of journals and anthologies including The Pedestal Magazine, Pseudopod and Strange Horizons. Her previous incarnations include circus manager, refuge worker, research officer for the Order of Australia Awards, and extensive work in the not-for-profit sector. These days she is a freelance writer, and is an occasional artists' model.  


Toasted Cake #17! In which A nearly gets a shiv in the crossbar.

The letter SH paused in the anteroom of A's antebellum mansion.

These two stories first appeared on The Daily Cabal.

Luc Reid grew up in northern Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, not far from where he now lives with his family. He is a Writers of the Future winner, a former radio commentator, an amateur musician, a systems analyst, and the founder of the Codex online writing group. His stories and articles have appeared in venues like Abyss & Apex, Clarkesworld, and The Writer. His first book was Talk the Talk: The Slang of 65 American Subcultures, followed by The Writing Engine: A Practical Guide to Writing Motivation, Bam! 172 Hellaciously Quick Stories, and the novel Family Skulls. He holds a black belt in Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan, and he blogs about writing and the psychology of habits at

Episode #16!  In which we hear tiny truths.

The D string on the guitar in your bedroom is slightly flat. That'll be a nickel.

First appeared right here in Flash Fiction Online.

D. T. Friedman is an Internal Medicine resident who lives in the seediest hospitals in New York. She would write in her spare time, but she is an Internal Medicine resident who lives in the seediest hospitals in New York. Sometimes she juggles fire.

Episode #15! In which our hearts are made of glass.

My real name is Cherie, but you can call me Cherry or I might just rake your face.

First published in Brain Harvest.

Sean Markey's fiction has been published in Strange Horizons, Fantasy Magazine, and Sybil's Garage. Sean, a special education teacher, lives in Salt Lake City, UT. When not writing or teaching, he enjoys playing the drums, watching videos of baby owls, and dreaming of life as a storm chaser. You can follow along with his adventures at

Episode 14!  In which we scandalize.

As soon as Lionel was old enough, he fled to the decadent city where he drank hard liquor from speakeasies, cursed using the Lord's name, and danced with women who wore bobbie socks and chin-length hair.

First published at Interzone, and later in Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF.

Rachel Swirsky's short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies and been nominated for the Hugo, the Sturgeon, the Locus Award, and the World Fantasy Award. In 2011, her novella "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window" won the Nebula Award. Parts of "Again and Again and Again" are based on her family. In particular, on her father, who used to say 'when I was a kid, all we had to do to make adults sick was grow out your hair. I pity kids today."


Episode #13! In which we enter houses.

Please forgive my son for breaking and entering into your house last night.

First published at the now sadly-defunct Brain Harvest.

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. She has a BA, an MFA, a JD, and is pursuing a Tax LLM in order to fulfill her life long dream of having more letters follow her name than are actually in it. Her work has appeared in Brain Harvest, Daily Science Fiction and Rattle. Sometimes she blogs about the end of the world at

Episode #12! In which we make pizza in spaceports

Mark is making a Greek with extra olives when Shelly walks into the pizza place.

First published right here in Daily SF.

Steve grew up listening to his dad's ghost stories and never recovered. He attended Uncle Orson'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, Daily Science Fiction, Brain Harvest, and others. His nonfiction blog posts have been featured by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Episode #11! In which the big red car meets the country road.

"Right where we're standing, there was a parking lot with yellow lines. The kind of parking lot you'd pay five dollars an hour for and count yourself lucky."

First published in Andromeda Spaceways.

Katherine Sparrow lives in San Francisco where she divides her time between writing young adult novels, baby-wrangling, and fundraising for a technology and social justice non-profit. Her website and links to other stories can be found at


Episode #10! In which we consider whether we should erupt.

I am a volcano, and I forgot to take my antidepressants.

First published right here in Brain Harvest.

Spencer Ellsworth wrote his first novel at seven years old and never recovered. He lives in Bellingham, WA, where he writes and edits; the former won the PARSEC Contest in 2009 and has been published in Brain Harvest, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Intergalactic Medicine Show; the latter includes slush reading and copyedits galore. He has also worked in wilderness survival, special education, and at a literary agency. He is married to fantasy artist Chrissy Ellsworth and is the proud father of Adia and Samwise Ellsworth, otherwise known as Monkey Pants and the Waddling Man of the Apocalypse. He lives at


Episode #9! In which we see things we shouldn't.

Your shade brought me cherries, dark and sweet.

(First published in the anthology Apparitions.)

Jessica Reisman's stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Five Star Speculative Fiction published her first novel, The Z Radiant, in 2004. She lives in Austin, Texas and likes a Mexican martini with extra olives. For more exciting information, visit
Episode #8! In which we see how a mother ship cares for her pilot.

In the moments before impact the Maya burned everything she had.  Fuel, air, excess hull, even the pilot's body -- cooked off in a spasm that saved both their lives. 

(First published in GUD Magazine.)

After a short foray into the great wide world--he has lived in Central Europe and in Turkey--T. F. Davenport has returned to the womb of university. He roams at large in the University of California system, studying linguistics and cognitive science. You can find his work at Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Nature Futures, and other magazines.


Episode #7!  In which we meet a jealous appliance.

Lorna had always had a good relationship with her coffeemaker. 

(First published in Bull Spec.) 

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.


Episode #6! In which we explore the inner city. 

The buildings pulled themselves out of the ground one morning and decided to speak. 

(First published here in Brain Harvest.) 

Jason Heller is a journalist, editor, and author whose nonfiction has appeared in many publications, including Clarkesworld (where he's the nonfiction editor), The A.V. Club, Weird Tales, Fantasy Magazine, and He's also a 2009 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, and his short fiction has appeared in Apex Magazine, Sybil's Garage, Brain Harvest, Polluto, Farrago's Wainscot, M-Brane SF, and more. His debut novel, the speculative political satire Taft 2012, was published by Quirk Books in January. He once dreamed of becoming an architect--until he realized they have to actually obey the laws of physics.

Episode #5!  In which we read two poems by Camille Alexa!

every fashion-conscious girl knows
zombie boyfriends are
totally in for spring 

(right here in Everyday Weirdness)

Reanimation gives rise to all sorts of
regrets, as one forgets the
repercussions sure to follow the
reappearance of the dead. 

(first appeared in Chizine)

Camille Alexa's fiction appears in audio at Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Fantasy Magazine, and Machine of Death. Her book PUSH OF THE SKY received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Endeavour Award. Questionable fashion tips and a complete bibliography can be found at


Episode #4!  In which we sing the ballad of a flawless bist-girl.

In the city called Xantippe
Where the Terran seed-ship flew
Lived a silver-singing bist-girl
called Delphinium Blue

(Originally published in Sybil's Garage)

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 her website is at

Episode #3!  In which Earthers visit the lovely world of the Pooquar peoples.

The travel via cross-continuum portal will be novel to many Earther. Hydration is a paramount for not having the small problems of liver, marrow, blood tubes and self memory. 

(Originally published right here in Nature.)

David W. Goldman finished paying off his loans from a well-known Boston trade school by moving to the Pacific Northwest, abandoning his trade, and becoming a software company. Eventually he wised up and found himself a day job. Now living in Portland, Oregon with his multi-talented wife and the obligate pair of feline distractions, he finally has time to pursue his childhood dream of writing the Great American SF Novelette. His attempts have so far appeared in venues such as Writers of the Future, Helix, Analog, and Nature. David's stories are also posted on his website,


Episode #2!  In which we intelligence things.

So, it turns out that they don't make glue out of horse parts anymore. I take it off the list.

(Originally published right here in Nature.)

Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction, and is also available online in various venues. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.  Please visit her site at for more details.


Episode #1!  In which we explore the sordid world of beauty pageants.

Kat holds my hand and pulls me across the street.  Living kids ain't supposed to cross the street by themselves, and I got appearances to keep up.

(Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.)

Caroline M. Yoachim is a writer and photographer living in Seattle, Washington. She's a graduate of the Clarion West Writer's Workshop, and her fiction has appeared in Asimov's, Fantasy Magazine, and Daily Science Fiction, among other places.  Her novelette "Stone Wall Truth" was nominated for a nebula award last year and has since been reprinted in Chinese and Czech.

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