Writing Male Characters When You Have Breasts by J.C. Raye

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from J.C. Raye, author of “30 Days with Fletcher,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   The short stories I write for anthologies hit the sweet spot, at around 4-5K words. This means I have the luxury of penning bundles of them, and the pure joy of inventing new…

Inspiration for “There’s No Time Like Home” by Daniel M. Kimmel

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Daniel M. Kimmel, author of “There’s No Time Like Home,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   I love time travel stories, especially ones that get into the paradoxes and conflicts that would arise if such a thing was actually possible. In my second novel, Time on My Hands:…

Bouncer – the inspiration for the story by Tom Prentice

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Tom Prentice, author of “Bouncer,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   Time travel has always been my favourite science fiction conceit. But if it were possible, wouldn’t history be sick with time travellers? Not just the re-writers of fate, but the tourists, too. Here to find out what…

As I Sit in The Hall: A Call for Honest Writing by Justin Alcala

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Justin Alcala, author of “Time Will Tell,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   It’s late. In a few hours, we’ll wake up and leave for the hospital. It scares my wife. It scares me, too. Our son is due in the morning. There’s something about creation and death…

The Layover by Andrea L. Staum

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Andrea L. Staum, author of “The Time Between,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   Julian leaned against his backpack and adjusted his earphone. He had hours of audio plays loaded onto his phone and with the weather delay he was going to get through most of them. He…

Heroism: Art Imitates Life by JM Williams

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from JM Williams, author of “Time to Set Things Right,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   You’ve heard this story before. A young man standing on a subway platform suffers a seizure and falls onto the tracks. The roar of the coming train is deafening, the lights like the…

“Per Aquas Ad Astra”: The Inspiration For the Story

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from KA Masters, author of “Per Aquas As Astra,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   Antinous was a middle-classed Roman from Bithynia (modern Turkey) who lived during the second century CE. At some point in his adolescence, he attracted the eye of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and from that point…

Time Travel Be Hard, Yo by Emerian Rich

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Emerian Rich, author of “PODs,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   When I first thought of the “PODs” story, I was more interested in the cool ability for us to be able to transfer from one city to another in the blink of an eye than time travel….

The Cycle Tree by Kevin M. Folliard

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Kevin M. Folliard, author of “Home by Dark,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.     Alan rode his bicycle off the forest path and found a large clearing. There stood a plump tree. At first glance, Alan thought it was crawling with wriggling green lifeforms. Upon close inspection,…

Fourth Dimension by DJ Tyrer

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from DJ Tyrer, author of “Out of Time” and “Time is Relative,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.     Time was a blurred motion about him, a swirl of possibilities in a wild rush of potentiality. Everything. Nothing. The sensation was a rush, seductive, the subtle ebb at the…

Giving Your Story Roots by Phillip T. Stephens

Enjoy an exclusive guest post from Phillip T. Stephens, author of “Aims True” and “Coincidence and Correspondence,” featured in our upcoming anthology ON TIME.   Using metaphors and motifs to nourish your prose My college writing teachers treated metaphors as useful decorations for writing.  My philosophy teachers called them “poetry and nonsense.” In the forty years…