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Blood Binds #9

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– Jubal –

“What’s wrong Charls? You look like you ate something that doesn’t agree with you.”

Nearly an hour’s trek from the misty edge of the forest by the sea, Hel and Charls finally arrived at the village at the foot of the mountain where Charls’ contact resided. The reclusive sorcerer, Jubal was an old friend who didn’t mind sharing information from time to time, for a price. If there was any…

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Anansi Story

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A while ago, I shared one of my flash fiction pieces titled “Witch and Spider.” I forgot to include a bit of background regarding that particular “earthbound deity” which does add some significance to the origin of the story’s concept.

I had wanted to write science fiction story that blended subgenres. Somehow, what I came up with was a mashup of dystopia, steampunk and ancient mythology.…

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Disability in Speculative Fiction by Rose B. Fischer

Disability in Speculative Fiction by Rose B. Fischer

Speculative fiction is a playground for writers and readers who enjoy “playing” with societal norms, pushing boundaries, and asking “What if…?”

I love that it allows me to break apart and examine social constructs like race and gender, to create societies where cultural norms and mores are vastly different from mine. It helps me stay open minded — helps me remember that my way of thinking and myp…

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Nighthawks at the Mission by Forbes West

Nighthawks at the Mission by Forbes West

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The Oberon. Off-World. Thousands of settlers from America have come to live in this mysterious land accessed only by an energy portal in the South Pacific. The settlers are there to mine orichalcum- a mineral that can give even the casual user magical powers – and to reap the strange high tech salvage that litters the dead cities of an extinct human civilization.

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