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Upon Which We Lay the Cards public
fiction 13 min read

Upon Which We Lay the Cards

The rune on the inside of Yaza's wrist fades until only itchy skin remains. For Yaza, it would be more epic if it would hurt. Somehow, that would make a better story. Magic is supposed to be painful.…
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Speculative Ecofiction public
Article 4 min read

Speculative Ecofiction

For ages, speculative writers have envisioned great eco-advancements and humanity’s eco-faults by penning alternate realities where we interact with the environment more sustainably or unsustainably. Often, these depictions echo our own environmental predicaments.…
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A Door, A Guide, An Anchor public
fiction 15 min read

A Door, A Guide, An Anchor

For the Eziaghala sisters, their voices an echo through the burial grounds, the ritual was the only way. Two days ago, their only brother, Agadi, sovereign of the blood throne of Umukegwu, had died in his sleep. The sisters knew what was coming for them.…
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Years are arbitrary lines, but they help. public
3Things 3 min read

Years are arbitrary lines, but they help.

First new short fiction from PA Cornell on Frivolous! Also a round up on Writing Excuses podcast, vaccinated bees, and our take on using rituals in worldbuilding.…
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440 Broad Street, Apartment 4C public
fiction 16 min read

440 Broad Street, Apartment 4C

By the time the emergency broadcast confirms the alien invasion, I imagine government officials worldwide have long been in their bunkers. Likewise, preppers—who’d seen this day coming—get the last laugh as they hunker down with their supplies and weapons.…
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Rituals in Speculative Fiction public
Article 4 min read

Rituals in Speculative Fiction

Rituals in speculative fiction are effective ways to create believable worlds. When done well, they provide depth for both the reader and fodder for characters in support of the plot or theme.…
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