The Next Assistant

Happy Halloween!  Have a story for trick or treat.  (It’s a Halloween story, so please take that under advisement before you read.) The Next Assistant by Laura E. Price There is very little for this assistant to do. He sleeps poorly, lately, because the hump has gotten too big to allow him to lie comfortablyContinue reading “The Next Assistant”

Strange Horizons Fund Drive!

Strange Horizons is having its annual fund drive! What is Strange Horizons, you ask? Well, my friend, Strange Horizons is an online magazine of speculative literature–poems, short stories, and nonfiction; scifi, fantasy, horror, and so on–and they need money to keep putting out quality work! I love SH. They publish great stories–one of my all-timeContinue reading “Strange Horizons Fund Drive!”

I don’t even know what to title this.

Before I start, let me just say that I did, indeed, drop off the face of the internet for a while.  It’s been a helluva summer. In April 2011, my short story, “Items Found In a Box Belonging to Jonas Connolly,” appeared in Strange Horizons. I was, and still am, really excited that they publishedContinue reading “I don’t even know what to title this.”

the things I find in the library database

Do you know how hard it is to try and research what types of fabric were used in the 19th century?  I mean, it’s a small detail, and it’s a throwaway line, and it’s alternate history, anyway–but while that means I could probably say that denim came into widespread use in (as a totally fakeContinue reading “the things I find in the library database”