Blake Jessop, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at Blake Jessop and his story “A Funeral for Crows.”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. “A Funeral for…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Float” by Alex Zalben

As the wind whipped and pulled at Laney’s hair, she paused on the last snap. If she did this—really did this—that was it. She was gone, forever. But honestly, who would care? Her heart pounded, blood rushing over the wind in the park. Do it, she willed herself. You coward. Was this cowardice, though? Giving…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Burke’s Mission” by Victor Hawk

He gave himself back over to the mechanical work of bicycling. Put enough leg effort into something, you don’t have the glycogen available for putting thoughts together. The sun rolled across the blue backdrop. “Posted. No trespassers.” Throop had put in a new cattle guard. Treacherous things on a road bike. Hickey had once caught…

Darkening Air by DJ Tyrer

It’s in me. I can feel it in me as I drive down the darkening highway. It’s in me – and, it wants to get out. Growling, howling, demanding me to let it free. I can feel the ripple of it beneath my skin. It wants to get out. I wince. My head hurts. My…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Silap Inua” by Joanna Koch

The palace of the Frost King was as silent as snow. A library towered through the core of the mountain to its tallest peak. Not books or words or pages, but amorphous crystalline shapes in a calligraphic dance spoke from the volumes extending on shelves up through the sky and out to the stars. Movement…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Just Another Word For” by Deanna Smith

“This world was a wild and turbulent place when I was your age. Younger than you. I wanted all of it, body and soul. So I threw myself to the wind.” “Throwing to the wind noted.” His voice was almost pious, letting his cloak briefly flutter open for a brief glimpse of his skin. “You…

DJ Tyrer, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at DJ Tyrer and his story “Dark Air.”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. The world is the mundane…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Spore” by Lorraine Sharma Nelson

When Reva pulled into her driveway, her neighbor’s odd stance at the edge of her rose garden drew her attention. She hopped out of her car. “Hey, Mrs. Bonifassi.” The woman gave no indication of having heard her. Reva took a couple of steps toward her. “Mrs. B.? Are you all right?” The woman whirled,…

Free as the Air by Jean Roberta

Air has always been associated with freedom, but as Janice Joplin sang in the late 1960s, “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” Road-trip stories about colorful characters traveling from place to place appeal to readers who feel trapped in their jobs and their relationships, burdened by debt and by dependents, whether these…

Jean Roberta, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at Jean Roberta and her story “Carried Away”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. Many fantasy stories are set…

An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “Easy as the Wind” by Bill Davidson

I hadn’t seen hide nor hair of Bobby and Mags in weeks, but from time to time, I caught glimmers of light coming from gaps round the back windows. That made sense. They wouldn’t ever light a candle near the front for fear of bringing attention to themselves. Because people were desperate now, you understand?…