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,…

LOOK! UP IN THE SKY… by Lorraine Sharma Nelson

It never ceases to amaze me just how many people I know who snub science fiction. Mind you, these are the same people who raved about Star Wars, The Matrix, and Spider Man on the big screen, while on TV Stranger Things captured their attention and imagination. For as far back as I can remember, science fiction has…

Lorraine Sharma Nelson, 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 Lorraine Sharma Nelson and her story “Spore.”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. When I saw the title…

A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Lorraine Sharma Nelson’s “Liminal State”

The empty street loomed before her, quiet save for an unsettling rustling. Leena quickened her steps, her stilettos clicking loudly on the sidewalk. Where was that stupid cab? Her phone app showed it waiting at the corner of First and Main. But she’d turned the corner to another vacant street. Screw it. I’ll walk the…

Waking Nightmares: Yes, It’s a Thing by Lorraine Sharma Nelson

The very idea of a waking nightmare sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Being awake, yet experiencing something that should only be experienced in your deepest slumber? Something that belongs only in the nightmare realm? Yet, for Dr. Leena Rai, a staff paleontologist at New York City’s Natural History Museum, waking nightmares are real. So…