An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “One Foot” by Lillie E. Franks

“I’ve heard there are spirits in these mountains,” Alan said from behind me. Was he coherent or had he started raving? “That’s good,” I said. “Keep talking. Keep your mind off the pain.” Snow crunched under my feet. Everything was snow. Snow-covered rocks, snow-covered ground, a snow-covered sky, clouds of snow. No warmth, no direction,…

Little Red and the Surly Bear: a Not-So-Common Launch Party Post

Hello, lovelies! It’s time to party. Literally. I’m launching a new book, LITTLE RED AND THE SURLY BEAR, and I’m hosting a party with giveaways and all of that fun stuff over on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. You should come join me! Okay, I’ll try to limit the cheese, but I’m trying something new-ish, and that’s scary, so…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “A Funeral for Crows” by Blake Jessop

4 – Try Not to Break Anything   “Well, how is it? Damn, it looks real. Creepy.” “It better be. I’m going to be paying for it for two years,” Madison says. “It is fun to fly. I owe you one for that.” Marcus smiles, and when he’s gone, Madison contemplates the drone. It is…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Dark Air” by DJ Tyrer

Another rumble. Another sound carried on the gusts, nagging at the edge of his hearing, like a factory whistle. He pinched the ridge of his nose, a pressure building behind his forehead. The missing keys belonged to cabins one and seven, which according to a faded sign on the office building’s wall, were to the…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Carried Away” by Jean Roberta

Zephyr would never tire of flying, and she teased Avis by flitting over and under her. The more experienced falcon threatened to drop the silken ribbon from her beak, and this prompted Zephyr to try beaming a thought into her companion’s mind. Don’t drop it. Those pearls were a wedding present. Thank you for them,…

Our Third Writing Community Update

Hello, lovelies! Our writing community just keeps growing, and we love the support they give one another. In celebration of their successes, we feature them here to showcase their talents:   J.N. Powell “Soul Candy” by J.N. Powell, which came out on FreedomFiction.com in April.   Rohit Sawant “Brother Mine” by Rohit Sawant is coming out in…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Pathogens” by Edward Karpp

The video smeared as sensors compensated for the darkness. The bottom of Roger’s face filled the left side of the screen at a forty-five-degree angle. Behind him, something shuddered, but it was only the pixelated blackness unscrambling into patches of dark and light gray. Roger turned to his right at the end of the corridor,…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Yellow Skies” by Alisha Costanzo

Torn and cracked leather shook under my butt and legs as I pushed the drill forward, dropping it deeper, checking for water, dropping it, checking. Plumes of soil settled dry. Another few feet, and no traces of moisture revealed themselves. It’s what I’d feared for the last few days. We’d tapped this well and would…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Waystation VII” by J.S. Rogers

Waystation VII squatted near the middle of the Deadlands, its metal walls sealing out the poisonous fogs that clung to the earth outside. A dozen souls made Waystation VII their home, moving through short, narrow halls, breathing in the sour smell of stale air and grease, and serving the travelers who passed through the station…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Stormy Weather” by Daniel M. Kimmel

He had never liked dating, but dating as an older adult was like a series of job interviews, a dispiriting experience that ended up in a series of disappointments. And there wasn’t even the compensation of unemployment insurance to make up for the series of mismatches. When the mysterious, and patented, algorithm for the dating…

Good Guys and Bad Guys and Why They Look The Same by Lawrence Berry

Transmundane Press believes in evil, it’s the good they’re not sure about. In writing Abra, I couldn’t find a hero. Everyone was as real as breakfast toast and no one was about to win the citizen of the year award from their town. Saints have been in extemely limited supply in my part of the world….