Check out my story
“Carnivorous Fog: Avoidance, Survival, and Eradication Strategies” on today. Mad Scientist Journal Mad Scientist Journal publishes stories in the form of fictitious scientific papers. This paper is set in the same place as my fairy tales, although at a different time. The inspiration for this story came from my Nanowrimo novel; the novel is sort of a wreck, but it gave me several fun ideas.
Most excitingly, this is the first thing I’ve published in the
Vironevaehn universe, one that I started nearly 17 years ago. Hopefully it doesn’t take another 17 years for the next publication.
Here’s an accompanying illustration I did after the story. On the left is the “encapsulated” insect, while the free insect is on the right.
Below is a list of my favorite science fiction short fiction in the last month (you can find
my review for last month here). I like to read them and give myself a little time to think about them. If you still remember and like a story weeks later, it was a good story.
“A World of Speculation” by Rachael Acks in (Feb 7, 2014): A little boy hits his head and his perceptions change. Lakeside Circus
“21 Steps of Enlightenment (Minus One)” by LaShawn M. Wanak in (Feb 3, 2014): What if epiphanies just appeared, and you could choose whether or not to have one? This story grew on me after I read it; I still remember the crisp narrative and I still think about it. When most things blend together, this stands out. Strange Horizons
” A Novel General Anesthetic” by E. B. Fischadler in (Feb 17, 2014): a silly piece by a sub par WWI-ish era doctor. Scifi needs more laughs, and this piece amuses me. Mad Scientist Journal
“Love in Another Language” by Eugene Mirabelli in (Feb 2014): I loved the beginning of this piece. I wasn’t sure about the end of it, I think I found it too tidy, or found the characters a bit stereotypical. Still, the writing and atmosphere were really enjoyable, and I found it thought-provoking. Lightspeed
“The Faerie and the Knight on Valentine’s Day” by Izabella Grace in (Feb 2014): A sweet fantasy romance. Scifi could also use more romance, I think, and this was endearing without being cloying. Flash Fiction Online
Happy reading on this snowy Monday!
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