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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. 



Toasted Cake 111! In which we consider Sh'pach. 

Other than the pheromones, and the fact that I now have to wear a breathing mask when I sleep so that I can actually get some sleep, there's only one thing that drives me crazy about Mrf.

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has had fiction published in Asimov's, Escape Pod, a Crossed Genres anthology, and several other places. He's a member of SFWA and a graduate of Taos Toolbox, and is probably at this very moment either writing or complaining about not writing. Find him online at roseplusman.com or on Twitter at @listener42



Toasted Cake 110! In which we Rail. 

I find earplugs necessary, at least. 

Paul Hamilton lives in the Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter. He writes stories about broken people and repairing worlds. When not writing, he reads or draws or rides roller coasters. He considers the word "omnibus" beautiful and never passes up a chance to try a new food. More of his writing is available at ironsoap.com; he also tweets @ironsoap



Toasted Cake 109! In which we walk the asbestos roofs. 

The King of the World and I sit on the roof of my house and talk philosophy. We are ten. 

Vajra Chandrasekera lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has audio fiction forthcoming at Drabblecast and Cast of Wonders, and you can find more stories at vajra.me



Toasted Cake 108! In which we drink all the gin. 

(First appeared right here in Nature.)

First of all, I want you to forget every single word that they told you at the recruiting office.

Sylvia Spruck Wrigley was born in Germany and spent her childhood in Los Angeles. She now splits her time between South Wales and the Costa del Sol, two coastal regions with almost nothing in common. In addition to selkies, she writes about faeries, asteroid colonies, and modern aircraft. You can find out more about her at intrigue.co.uk. Her new book, The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is out - find it at mh370.fearoflanding.com



Toasted Cake 107! In which we eat our Fauxcolate. 

Magda waited until the group of time tourists she was following had turned the corner, then plunged her arm into the nearest garbage can. 

First appeared right here in Daily SF. 

Sarah Pinsker is a singer/songwriter with three albums on various indie labels, and a fourth in production. Her fiction has been published in Asimov's and Fantasy & Science Fiction, and her 2013 Strange Horizons novelette, "In Joy, Knowing the Abyss Behind," was nominated for a Nebula Award. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland but she's secretly a New Yorker.

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Toasted Cake 106! In which we listen to the ticking of time. 

I first heard this story after my sister's engagement party. 

First appeared right here in Hogglepot

LiAnn Yim's work has appeared in New Haven Review, NANO Fiction, Luna Station Quarterly, and Verse Kraken. She co-edits the speculative literary journal The Golden Key and tweets from @lkyim



Toasted Cake 105! In which we totally act like a prototype. 

It had a pink tinge. 

Jon's stories have appeared in Mad Scientist Journal, Geek Force Five, Fiction Vortex and Lakeside Circus. He lives in Michigan and spends his days --nights, actually-- working for the state. You can find links to Jon's other work at jonarthurkitson.wordpress.com 



Toasted Cake 104! In which we go fox-catching. 

She's lurking outside my campfire again. 

(This story first appeared in Aeon Magazine.) 

Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales, surrounded by castles and mountains, with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their two sons, and their sweet border collie mix. She's published over 30 short stories in various magazines and anthologies, and her trilogy of Regency fantasy novels begins with KAT, INCORRIGIBLE. To find out more, please check out her website: stephanieburgis.com



Toasted Cake 103! In which we reveal some secrets. 

Yeah, claws, crimson as a fire engine, great big puffed out claws that, god help me, made it so all I could think was, "How's the boy manage to drink a beer?

Prophetic Lobster Man by Cat Rambo first appeared in The Mad Scientist Journal. 

The point is that monkeys didn't write "Hamlet," Shakespeare did--no matter how many monkeys you try to put in his place and no matter what you call them. 

When There's a Will by Brian K. Lowe first appeared in Speculon. 

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 kittywumpus.net for links to more of her fiction. 

Brian K. Lowe is a paralegal in Southern California. When he's not writing about werewolves and aliens and vampires, he's usually to be found in seedy bars buying them drinks in exchange for their life stories. You can see more of him at brianklowe.wordpress.com



Toasted Cake 102! In which we have grandiose plans for the future.

"Do you think she's post-human?" I whisper to my husband. 

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.

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Toasted Cake 101! In which we are desperately sobbing, but it could mean a number of things. 

This time when Roo woke them up, some of the colonists began to cry.

This story first appeared right here in Every Day Fiction. 

 C.L. Holland is a British writer of speculative fiction, and past winner of Writers of the Future. She has a Bachelors Degree in English with Creative Writing and a Masters degree in English. She is taking steps to avoid collapsing the floor of her flat by replacing her books with Kindle editions, but it's just not the same. 




Toasted Cake ONE HUNDRED! In which we interrogate. 

1. When you lifted my body into the belly of the great gray ship, did you know I was sentient?

First appeared right here in Daily SF. 

Erica L. Satifka's short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Daily Science Fiction, and Ideomancer. She lives in a currently undefined location with her husband Rob and three needy cats. Visit her online at ericasatifka.com

(And, we are NOW BACK to the regular weekly schedule!)



Toasted Cake 99! In which you must not forget the ships, O Best Beloved. 

Once upon a time, O my Best Beloved, when the world was one world with one moon and the stars did scintillate and sparkle in the sky, astronomers discovered a Beast of a Meteor flying through the vast black toward the Sun.

First appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

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 leehallison.com




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