Fiction Friday: A Most Practical Imperative

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season.

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 A Most Practical Imperative by Joe Taylor.

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Time for something different. It’s another new magazine, freshly printed and just as mysterious. Today’s story is a Most Practical Imperative by Joe Taylor, as featured in Unreal Magazine. You can find it here. This is the magazine’s first issue. They managed to follow me on Twitter and I figured I’d give it a look and hopefully give their cover story a good review.

So let’s check it out. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: A Most Practical Imperative”

Fiction Friday: The Secret of Zoone

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is finally out! Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Help support a fresh new author with a fantastic read this spring season. 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 … Continue reading Fiction Friday: The Secret of Zoone

Fiction Friday: Exactly What You Need

My first novella, City of Kaiju, is available for pre-order. Available through Amazon and Books2Read. You can see a preview of the very first chapter here. Check it out when it launches, February 12th, 2019.

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We all love bookstores, right? What about magic ones? Well, I have a story to tell. Today’s short story is Exactly What You Need by Brandon Crilly. You can find it here. It’s short, but it contains a spooky, otherworldly tale inside of a magical bookstore. So let’s get reading, shall we? Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Exactly What You Need”

Playing With Imagination: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee!

Playing With Imagination is a series where I talk about video game stories and plots. Many video games have incredible stories and are often overlooked in our society. Today, I talk about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s go Eevee! from Nintendo and Game Freak. As most might know, I’m a huge Pokemon fan. In fact, if I remember right, Yellow was the first game … Continue reading Playing With Imagination: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee!

Fiction Friday: Abandonware

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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 Abandonware by Genevieve Valentine.

Back to business. Video game business. Today’s short story is Abandonware, by Genevieve Valentine, as featured in Lightspeed Magazine. You can find it here.

Before we go on to the story itself, this came from Lightspeed, which is celebrating the wonderful landmark of 100 issues. That’s a lot for a short fiction magazine, and most don’t even go that far. There are still magazines from the 60s that are still active today, but I have to celebrate since I love this magazine a lot. Happy 100th Issue. Here’s to a hundred more)

Now then, let’s begin. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: Abandonware”

Fiction Friday: The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time

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 Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time by Corey Flintoff.

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Fiction Friday: The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time

Today’s short story is The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time, by Corey Flintoff, as featured in Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You can find it here. Middle Eastern Mythology is something rarely seen here at the inn, and I can’t pass up a genie story. This one is written by someone not of Arab descent, but someone familiar with its history.

I’ve said previously that anyone can write any type of story with any character they choose, and this one I feel showcases the care that’s required for making Arab characters that aren’t just the default “let’s make them terrorists” trope. Something I’d love to see more of.

So, let’s begin. Continue reading “Fiction Friday: The Queen of the Peri Takes Her Time”

Fiction Friday: Never Yawn Under A Banyan Tree

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 Never Yawn Under A Banyan Tree by Nibedita Sen, narrated by S.B Divya. I like folktales. I especially like folktales that come from other nations. I … Continue reading Fiction Friday: Never Yawn Under A Banyan Tree