Hello. 👋 This is an update about stories old and new. First off-- I want to apologize for the mess around here. My website and social media feel neglected to me, and I imagine it all feels that way to visitors. Second-- I want to note that Fals' Fiction has been copied from Medium.com into … Continue reading A Dragon’s Heart and Other Stories
© KateNovikova I have given you bows wrapping my body, faux silk printed by bots, so tiny, creating, spinning from liquid — the opposite of melting touch. Originally published in P.S. I Love You: Poetry Sunday.
That one (fantastical) fish in the sea. © mateusmiliano10 My former mate tried to twist out of my net. I don’t think he recognized me. Must have been my hairy legs. “Let go! Let go!” “Hmmm, nope.” I squatted in the shallows where he’d swam into my trap. He slapped his fish tail and man … Continue reading Fiction | Sunrise Scales
Let's do the time jumps agaaaain! We're going to travel with our imaginations. I'll lead. Ready? I imagine... a world regrowing from the ashes of recent fires... reuniting after evil is replaced by public servants in governments... and new readers searching on my favorite themes and tropes. Yeah. Of course, I have little control over … Continue reading Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview
My romantic sci-fi poetic prose titled "Space in Our Relationship" is in this week's issue of Strange Horizons. Editor Ciro Faienza also read this piece in the 26 November podcast! This was my first time hearing my words spoken by another person like this. Listening to that podcast is surreal. Charles Payseur reviewed "Space" at … Continue reading Poetry Published in Strange Horizons
A writer in one of my groups asked how to avoid cookie-cutter characters. That got me thinking about the main characters in my flash fiction. It's what most of you know me for, I'm pretty certain. So, who are my characters on Medium.com? What do they do...? A creepy narrator commits murder of passion. [This … Continue reading The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization
Lexi hits his limits during self-defense training in Aaron’s security center. © agsandrew “Ten more,” ordered Crunch. Lexi flexed his fingers. The motion set off a scream in the muscles above his wrist. His fingers were cramping in the open palm strike position while his tormentor counted. Crunch smirked, knowingly. The skin-tight biocyber suit Lexi … Continue reading Fiction | Butterfly in The Anthill
Rana tries reaching out to her fiancée during a bad work day.source: intographicsMessage from RBytesSsnake — — —Calendia? Hi, my girl. I don’t know if you can read or hear this. It’s been too long since I messaged an external hive cell. You know I always… I mean you pick on me for talking to the hive … Continue reading Fiction | Disconnect
Annual awards are one of the incentives in the publication world for writers to experiment with stories and to ensure that work is well edited. Since I've started deliberately writing queer-centric fiction, I've been keeping on an eye out for awards focusing on stories featuring queer characters. While these stories could and do win big name awards, … Continue reading When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards
Intimate glimpses into a future when the game of "Would You Still Love Me If" steps up to another level.