Tag: romance

Fiction | Rising in His Moonlit Guard

a fantasy romantica drabble© iZer0The pointed tips of Narrentuarn’s ears twitched at the urgent sounds in his mind. His hands vibrated from the desperate energy in his two ceremonial swords. The spell worked. They were coming. Across the platform of the moon rising ceremony, Hrroulenan gently drew smooth arcs of thickly smoking, herbal balls. His hypnotic body … Continue reading Fiction | Rising in His Moonlit Guard

Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview

Time Jumps: 2018 Review and 2019 Foreview

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

Poetry Published in Strange Horizons

Poetry Published in Strange Horizons

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

The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization

The Writer in the Corner: On Characterization

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

Fiction | Butterfly in The Anthill

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 wore reduced fatigue and … Continue reading Fiction | Butterfly in The Anthill

When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards

When the Rainbow Wins: Annual Awards

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