Flip the Bird

Flip the Bird

Author: © Kym Brunner Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers Publication Date: November 2016 Type: Novel Ordering: Amazon Social Media: Website – Twitter – Facebook – Subscribe to Newsletter Chapter One Today was the day I’d been dreaming about practically my whole life. Too bad it was sucking big time. I’d been given one Continue reading Flip the Bird

Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Author: Herman Melville (public domain copyright) Publication Date: October 18, 1851 Excerpt from Chapter 70, The Sphynx It should not have been omitted that previous to completely stripping the body of the leviathan, he was beheaded. Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat, upon which experienced whale surgeons very much Continue reading Moby Dick

The Willows, Algernon Blackwood

The Willows, Algernon Blackwood

Author: Algernon Blackwood (public domain copyright) Publication Date: 1907 as part of The Listener and Other Stories Note: the following excerpt takes place midway into the short novella and may contain spoilers. They first became properly visible, these huge figures, just within the tops of the bushes–immense, bronze-colored, moving, and wholly independent of the swaying Continue reading The Willows, Algernon Blackwood

Wild Things, “The Man Who Jumped”

Wild Things, “The Man Who Jumped”

Author: Jaimee Wriston Colbert Publisher: BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City) Publication Date: October 15, 2016 Type: Short Story Collection Ordering: SPD Books in Berkeley, Amazon Social Media: Poets and Writers, Author Website Excerpt from the Wild Things collection, from the short story “The Man Who Jumped” (First published in Jane’s Stories IV: Bridges and Continue reading Wild Things, “The Man Who Jumped”

Left Behind

Left Behind

Author: © Mehek Naresh Type: Short Story Social Media: Twitter, Author Blog Congratulations to Mehek Naresh for winning the Eco-fiction 2016 Solarpunk Short Story Contest! This short story is published whole. Judges were Claudie Arseneault, author of Viral Airwaves and editor of Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology, and T.X. Watson and Faith Roses Continue reading Left Behind

The Audit

The Audit

Author: © Rachel May Publisher: Moon Willow Press Publication Date: October 16, 2015 Type: Short Story from the Winds of Change anthology Author Link: Syracuse University Download Link Bill turned the mower off at the top of his sloping lawn and surveyed his handiwork. Alternating segments of taller and shorter grass filled the half-acre expanse Continue reading The Audit

How Close to Savage the Soul

How Close to Savage the Soul

Author: © John Atcheson Publisher: Moon Willow Press Publication Date: October 16, 2015 Type: Short Story from the Winds of Change anthology Author Links: Common Dreams, Author Website, Twitter Download Link The aromas hit him like a fist, poised there over five decades, waiting until now, triggered by this foolish trip. Fresh and fertile, seaweedy Continue reading How Close to Savage the Soul