Fiction Friday: Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax

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Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax by Tina Connolly.

 

One thing that drives me to stories is absurd titles. Just read the title of this short story. “Miscellaneous notes from the time an alien came to band camp disguised as my alto sax.” What is it about? Who is this alien? Why does he disguise himself as an alto saxophone? Who knows, but it’s a good flash story for a busy week.

So yeah, the title’s up there, written by Tina Connolly, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can buy the issue featuring it here. It’s been a busy week, trying to get my work done, but I figured a fun flash story would suffice. Plus, it’s rare I review flash fiction anyway, so let’s see what this whole thing is about. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Miscellaneous Notes From The Time An Alien Came To Band Camp Disguised As My Alto Sax”

Fiction Friday: The Gallian Revolt as Seen from the Sama-Sama Laundrobath

Join The Silver Claw Inn Newsletter and get mini-progress updates and previews to upcoming works. I may even throw a mini-story or two featuring my characters above. Who knows? Don’t forget, the inn is always open. Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Gallian Revolt as Seen from the Sama-Sama Laundrobath

Fiction Friday – Presumed Dead, Part V

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Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, we conclude our serialized review of Presumed Dead by Rick Kennett.

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At last, we’ve reached the end of Cy’s tale. We’ve gone through a wild ride, but it has to end at some point. There’s still more, but I’m ending the story here. Maybe in the future, I’ll review the entire thing, but for now, let’s see how this plays out. Continue reading “Fiction Friday – Presumed Dead, Part V”

Fiction Friday: Presumed Dead (Part 1)

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Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Presumed Dead, an episodic serial by Rick Kennett, narrated by Marguerite Kenner. This is part one of a three-part series. Part two will debut on August 28th in lieu of a traditional post.

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I’m changing things up for Fiction Friday and discussing a serialized story. This one is Presumed Dead, by Rick Kennett, narrated by Marguerite Kenner, as featured in Cast of Wonders. You can find Part One here. This is a self-published story from 2016 that Cast of Wonders is doing as an episodic serial. I don’t do too many of these (cause there isn’t a lot out there) so I figured, why not?

This is going to work a little differently since as of writing this, only three parts are out. I’m only going to do part 1 today, but this coming week, starting Tuesday, I’ll review part 2. I will finish it all off on Friday with another grand Fiction Friday special. Today, we’re delving into Chapters 1 and 2.

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Let’s get underway, shall we?

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Fiction Friday: Heartsong

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Heartsong by Annie Douglass Lima.

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Fiction Friday: Heartsong

Today’s novel review is Heartsong by Annie Douglass Lima. You can find it here. This is another small story on the YA scale and while it’s a unique idea in premise, I’ve had a decent amount of quirks with this story. So let’s jump in and see if this heart can sing. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Heartsong”

Fiction Friday: Tie Goes to the Runner

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review Tie Goes to the Runner by Russell Nichols.

Fiction Friday: Tie Goes to the Runner

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I like baseball. I like aliens, too. I also like aliens playing baseball. That’s today’s story. I’m talking about Tie Goes to the Runner, by Russell Nichols, as featured in Lightspeed Magazine, previously in the Night Lights anthology. You can find it here. If you’re familiar with the classic film “The Sandlot” (”You’re killing me, Smalls!”) it’s like that, but with an alien.

So, let’s begin.

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Fiction Friday: The Properties of Shadow

Fiction Friday is a series where I talk about what I’ve been reading. Short Stories (and sometimes Novellas) are featured as in-between posts and the first Friday of the month will feature a new novel review. Today, I review The Properties of Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

 

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Fiction Friday: The Properties of Shadow

Today’s short story is The Properties of Shadow, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can find it here. This is a story with a unique premise not usually seen in Science Fiction or even stories about aliens. Here, we have a serpentine race with the ability to use shadow to affect their everyday lives.

So, let’s begin.

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