Have you cold bullshit cake and eat it too. 20

Recently, my buddy Paul mentioned the science fiction short story I love to hate, The Cold Equations. The Cold Equations, and your reaction to it are a keystone to how and what you think about science fiction. Read it, and see into yourself. — Paul Weimer (@PrinceJvstin) December 15, 2016 To be honest, if you want ...

For I have written a novel 9

For I have written a novel
I kept meaning to talk about this earlier, but thanks to the ongoing dumpster fire that is everything to do with America right now, I haven’t been able to get the necessary enthusiasm levels going. (And yes, it’s petty in the face of all other things, but thanks a fucking bunch, Trump voters, for ruining ...

Exit, pursued by student loans (a small plea for help) 10

As of yesterday, I no longer have a job. I wish I could say this is because I’ve spontaneously become independently wealthy, but that’s not the case. I worked in the petroleum industry, and all you have to do is take a look at the per-barrel price of oil over the last year to understand why ...

No Shit, There I Was, thinking about successful stories

I made a little list yesterday, about some basic problems I noticed repeatedly in my slush pile. Things worth fixing that’ll help a story survive the savaging of the slush jackalopes, at least. But what about the stories we liked and loved? And I’m not talking here about just the ones I sent acceptances for. ...

No Shit, There I Was, with lessons from the depths of my own slush pile 5

I’ve now sent the last of the responses for the anthology; if you haven’t gotten an email of some sort from me and submitted a story, please query immediately. This is the first time I’ve ever truly dived into a slush pile, and it was a really cool experience. I ended up enjoying way more stories than I ...

Where do all the women hide?

Building a list of indie speculative film that is available in streaming for <$10 and have become distressingly aware of paucity of women. — Rachael Acks(@katsudonburi) September 3, 2015 I’m sure none of I’m about to say comes as a surprise to anyone reading this blog. But I still think it’s important to say over and over ...

Bakery Elf Adventures

Bakery Elf Adventures
A while ago I wrote a little story about those mysterious beings known to the unfortunates who encounter them as bakery elves. This is because I have a friend who has, unwittingly, risen to the bready height of their rank. Since then, I’ve written a couple of sketches about Jester’s adventures as a unproven bakery ...

The return of Significant Figures!

Remember that silly story I wrote a year ago, about math and waffles and an alien invasion, only it’s really about choosing your family and loving people for who they are? (And waffles.) It’s back! BuzzyMag has reprinted it and given it oh gosh, the cutest little illustration ever. So go read it! And eat ...

Award Eligible Work for 2014 1

Sure is that magical time of year again! So, this is what I had published in 2014! Short stories: They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain from Lightspeed Magazine (Payment was donated to UNICEF UK.) (12/1/14) List of Items in Leather Valise Found on Welby Crescent from Shimmer #19 What Purpose a Heart from Scigentasy (5/3/14) [★] The Heart-Beat Escapement from ...

Happy Book Day to Me! 5

So… it’s a book! An anthology, more exactly, of the five Captain Ramos novellas. Just in time for more new novellas to come out. (Soon. Very soon.) I’ve been working on this for a while, coming up with some new material to go with the five novellas. And a title as ridiculous and awesome as ...