Letter to the Editor: Odyssey Writing Workshop online

Odyssey’s online classes are designed for adult writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Each class is focused on a particular element of fiction writing and is designed for writers at a particular skill level, from beginners to professionals. More information (and resources for writers): http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.

'Foetal Distraction' by Monica Carter

'Foetal Distraction' by Monica Carter
Few leave this place alive. Entering through the heavy, green, odd-shaped door, Dr. Charles Dennis shivers. An inclement night: wind tears through the old house, the hospital, where desperate souls bury immorality, illness, fear of the immortal, or they bury themselves.  Tonight something other than death, sickness, and despair saturate the place; something else seems ...

NaNoWriMo Reopens

National Novel Writing Month: Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Details: http://www.nanowrimo.org/

‘Brain Break’ by Kris Knapp

'Brain Break' by Kris Knapp
Corrodel stepped through the telepod, fumbling with his mug and briefcase. He tripped, and hot coffee splashed on his white shirt. Jobe swiveled in his hover chair and chortled. “Bravo.” Corrodel sighed and set down his mug and briefcase. Jobe hovered back around. “Thirty seconds late. Old man Lipston’ll have your head.” He sipped a ...

Letter to the Editor: Atomjack e-anthology 'Butterfly Affects'

Dear Editor: Atomjack has just published its first e-anthology, Butterfly Affects*.  The theme is alternate futures, where some changed event in our past (as recently as Gary Hart and the Berlin Wall) has affected our future in drastic and dramatic ways.  I would like to invite your readers to have a look. The anthology begins ...

Website: Starship Modeler

Starship Modeler is an information resource for the science fiction, factual space, fantasy, mecha, or anime scale model builder. Visit: http://www.starshipmodeler.com/index.htm

'More Blood' by David Such

'More Blood' by David Such
The girl sitting next to him was hot, but damn she could talk. Jes was Sam Blood’s latest potential new girlfriend. She hadn’t quite separated from her current man, but Blood had a feeling that this was imminent. The uComm beeped in Blood’s ear. He activated it on silent while pretending to continue to listen ...

‘The Hero’s Wife’ by Michael Meyerhofer 1

‘The Hero’s Wife’ by Michael Meyerhofer
You don’t know me, but you know my husband. Likely, you heard about him fighting Shogun’s Bane, that undead dragon with a penchant for carrying off gorgeous but rather disagreeable virgins way back during the Year of Black Snow. Or else you read that epic poem detailing my husband’s battle against the four-armed Troll King. ...

‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman

‘The Package’ by Ilan Herman
Jeff was watching the news in his living room when a knock sounded on his apartment door. He opened the door and smiled at the rotund mailman, who’d been serving the apartments for ten years. “How ya doin’, John?” Holding a mid-sized cardboard box, the mailman smiled through his thick and graying mustache and asked, ...

'The Man in the Cowboy Hat' by Jude Coulter-Pultz 1

'The Man in the Cowboy Hat' by Jude Coulter-Pultz
It’s the same every night. The same nightmare every night for weeks. It never changes, and that makes it all the worse. In the nightmare, I’m only six years old. Even though I know I’m really sixteen, it doesn’t matter. You can only run so fast when you’ve got the legs of a kindergartner. In ...