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In One Picture: Michal Scott’s “The Patience of Unanswered Prayer” (Contest)

In One Picture: Michal Scott’s “The Patience of Unanswered Prayer” (Contest)

The Patience of Unanswered Prayer by Michal Scott  Kidnapped and destined to be another victim of Reconstruction-era violence, a feisty shop owner is rescued by a trail boss whose dark secret might save them both Inspiration for story, little about me, where to find me: I imagined an African-American cowboy home from the trail with a wolf by his side, both of them sensing trouble has come to their spread. I imagined how that trouble could involve my heroine, and thus,…

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Ara Geller: “Reviving Artemis” from STRANDED (Contest)

Ara Geller: “Reviving Artemis” from STRANDED (Contest)

Writing is as easy as bleeding on a page, they say. I would generally agree, only adding that it is as easy as bleeding on a page after you’ve donated five gallons of blood, was drained by a vampire, and have found yourself in an alternate reality where beaten tree pulp is nothing but a myth of long-gone days of barbarism. And yet we write. And we suffer. And we love it. Or so we tell ourselves, insistently, over the…

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Purrfect in Venezia

Purrfect in Venezia

When my sister, Delilah Devlin, put the call out for submissions to the Sheshifters anthology, I already had an idea of where I wanted to set a shape shifter story. I’d recently been to Italy and the fabulous city of Venice. The place is unique, colorful and magical. The hotel we stayed in was like the hotel in the story. At first we couldn’t find our room. We climbed the narrow staircase to the floor we assumed it would be…

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