Best Little Worldcon In...": What if a joke bid, to host a Worldcon
in the red-light district of a Mexican town, won? Attending membership
to Conmigo included.
From the Spring
1996 issue of Terminal Fright. A lonely Irish expatriate confronts
some very old, strange hauntings late at night in the bar where he works.
This story was on the preliminary Stoker ballot. (Reviews)
- A contemporary
dark fantasy about power and identity. (59 cents.)
Girl in Every Universe":
- An alternative-worlds
romp in which an archivist from a university universe and her double--an
editor from a publishing universe--join forces against an interdimensional mob. (79 cents.)
Fear of Little Men":
- A science-fiction fable about Ireland several generations after a nuclear war. (59 cents.)
- "Red Heart":
- A short
deal-with-the-devil story with a twist involving an endangered species
of Madagascar prosimian. (49 cents.)
- A first-contact
science-fiction story about music, communication, compassion, and healing.
- "Spell Check":
green pencils, and how they fix more than just the typos in the manuscripts
one copyeditor works on. (59 cents.)
fundamentalist Christianity has taken over the U.S., which is now locked
in an unending war with radical fundamentalist Islam. A novelette about
the consequences to one young woman's life. ($1.25.)
- "The Child Ephemeral":
- A novelette
about the end of civilization and a little girl raised inside a virtual
- "Victor Lynch the Forger":
old Irish animosities, and beautiful illuminated manuscripts abound
in this Sherlock Holmes story told as if by Theodore Dreiser trying
very hard--and failing--to write like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (89 cents.)
- "The Case of the Ancient British Barrow":
- A Sherlock
Holmes story too shocking for Watson to tell during his lifetime--and
perhaps too controversial even now. (85 cents.)
At the DNA Publications Website:
are surprising perils in adopting strays. You never know what you might
be bringing home....
- In the
premier issue of Elysian Fiction.
A gentle tale with an unexpected bite, about clear vision and enduring
Fiction is currently undergoing reorganization (late 2004), but
I'm leaving the link here for now.
At Mind's Eye:
Only Gift a Portion of Thyself":
virtual love affair between a human and a sentient guardian of humankind.
Eye, the first part of the story is free, and the second is free with
banner ads, or available without ads for a nominal fee (60 cents in the
case of this story).