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WDSF Review: “Each to Each” by Seanan McGuire

The Women Destroy Science Fiction edition of Lightspeed Magazine starts off with a short story by Seanan McGuire entitled “Each to Each”. The title is a reference to the T.S. Eliot poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” about a poor sod dealing with a uninspiring sex life, likening sexual politics to the nine […]

Reading–Women Destroy Science Fiction

I have been waiting to get this into my hot little virtual hands.  I was crushed when I discovered the call for submissions several days after the deadline.  Even though I couldn’t participate in creating it, I’m thrilled to be reading it. Christie Yant, the guest editor for the Women Destroy Science Fiction issue has more to say, […]

Flash Contests–Shock Totem

As the parent of a toddler, I have a huge appreciation for writing (and reading) flash fiction.  When one can never be guaranteed thirty consecutive minutes of writing time, focusing on a novel is an exercise in frustration for everyone involved.  I’ve developed an even greater appreciation for deadlines.  So, I try to get involved […]

Mash Stories

Mash Stories

Mash Stories is a brilliant new on-line community for writers with a seasonal prompt-based contest. Contestants must write a story under 500 words using three randomly chosen words.  It started up at the beginning of this year with the words bunker, tennis ball, and animal rights.  The winner was Miles Rausch, who crafted a gripping flash “Nearly […]

Story & Study: “Big Boost” by N. E. Chenier

I’m going to be changing this puppy up a bit as I’ve had more and more markets asking for my platform.  Okay, eek.  I find blogging rather exhibitionist and have a really hard time updating something as brief as Twitter.  On top of that, at this stage of mommy-hood, I have to squeak in my […]