[Movie] Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War 7

Well, holy shit. I went in expecting a hot mess that I’d love anyway (hello, Age of Ultron) and instead got a movie that I feel like I need to make dying seagull noises about and then place it on a shelf next to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I’m not going to write a more standard-ish review. ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Salted Tongues and Salted Lashes

Time for another offering from the No Shit table of contents! Today it’s Salted Tongues and Salted Lashes by Rachael K. Jones. Not going to lie, I was excited as hell to see a story from Rachael in my slush pile, and she did not disappoint. Salted Tongues and Salted Lashes has one of the more playful ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Leaving Bordeaux

Today from the No Shit ToC, I bring you a favorite of one of my slush readers: Leaving Bordeaux by Lou J. Berger. On its face, Leaving Bordeaux has a similar feel to The Pursuit of Happiness: gritty, military-ish scifi. This one’s just got some added time travel in it, and the aliens are both ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way… (cont)

Ready for your daily dose of awesomeness from the No Shit ToC? It’s the generally titled Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way, What With Holding Bird­Like Creatures And All by Adrian Simmons. Really, I’m Like St. Francis That Way… is the most traditional No Shit, There I Was story in the entire anthology. It’s about an innocent ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Former Minion’s Support Group 1

As of this moment, we have two weeks left on the Kickstarter, with 279 backers and $1,248 left to go. We’re chugging right along. Just keep spreading the word around about the awesomeness from the ToC, and let’s make this book happen. Speaking of the ToC, today’s offering is The Former Minion’s Support Group by Alanna ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Devil’s Apprentice

Everyone likes Satan and dinosaurs, right? Today from the No Shit ToC, I bring to you: The Devil’s Apprentice by Premee Mohamed. This is another of those stories that crawled into my brain and left me feeling incredibly fucked up. It refused to let me go, and I had to put it in the ToC because, ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the… (cont) 4

Sorry, I couldn’t fit the full title of the next No Shit story in the title field. That’s because the full deal is: How I Became Coruscating Queen of All the Realms, Pierced the Obsidian Night, Destroyed a Legendary Sword, and Saved My Heart’s True Love.  When this story, by Matt Dovey and Stewart C. Baker, ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: The Pursuit of Happiness 2

Welcome to a very special I got up at 0515 in the morning for a flight that has now been delayed until 0945 edition of my No Shit ToC blogging! My apologies in advance to both reader and the writer whose story I’m about to talk about, because I’m not sure how coherent I actually am ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Thou Unnecessary Letter

The No Shit ToC keeps on rolling, rolling, today with a really cool short story by Frances Rowat: Thou Unnecessary Letter. There are several writers who got a little creative with the required opening line for the anthology, but Frances took it and ran off on the orthogonal. When I started reading the story, I had to ...

No Sh!t, There I Was: Incursion

Look at us, we passed 250 supporters! WOOOOOO!!!! 65% of the way toward our funding goal, and I’m not even halfway done telling you how awesome all of these stories are. Today’s tale from the ToC is Incursion by RK Duncan, lovely Lovecraftian offering that stuck with those of us at No Shit Central. We all ...