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”

FLCL: Alternative Review

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FLCL Alternative

I’ve mentioned FLCL (Fooly Cooly) being one of my favorite anime series. I’ve spoken highly of its follow-up, FLCL Progressive, and it’s final season, FLCL Alternative has come and gone. It features another female protagonist, but instead of a loner, it’s a group of friends trying to live a somewhat normal life in the world. So let’s get going and see how this all ends. Continue reading “FLCL: Alternative Review”

Fiction Friday: Greetings Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice of Species!

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 “Greetings Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice of Species!” by Adam Troy-Castro.

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Fiction Friday: Greetings Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice of Species!

I love transformation. The idea of being something other than a human is a favorite idea of mine. Also, I love opportunities to be something else, whether through science, magic or in between. So this story is kind of about that, but it makes you realize that even life in outer space isn’t fair.

Today’s short story is “Greetings Humanity! Welcome To Your Choice of Species!” by Adam Troy-Castro, as featured in Lightspeed Magazine. You can find it here. This isn’t so much a story as it is a fun little idea, more of a what if. But it’s an amusing one, so let’s dive into it.

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