The Fortune Cookie Tales by Gregory L. Norris

In my story, “Footsteps in the Room Upstairs,” a husband who has suffered neurological damage begins to suspect his wife of having an affair. The idea came to me on a frigid December night in 2017, after my own spouse’s worsening neurological condition from Super Palsy, a vicious cousin to Parkinson’s Disease. The story was…

Boxes and Buffalo by Samantha Pilecki

There was a time where I wasn’t writing anything, and it was a nightmare. I had written a 100K manuscript, ran it through critique groups, edited it heavily, and bled about three years into this inflated opus. Surprise, surprise, not a single agent was interested in it. I was crushed. I had just said goodbye…

Sarah Lyn Eaton, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Sarah Lyn Eaton‘s “The Last Seven Tribes of Ketchari,” a young Trekker and her people try to flee being hunted into extinction. What is the best thing about…

Victor Hawk, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Victor Hawk’s “Clover,” the inadequacies of John’s divorce forces him to burn with the woman he’d always wanted. What is the first book or story that made you cry?…

Megan Dorei, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. In Megan Dorei’s “Chrysopoeia,” Adyen flees captivity and struggles with her monstrous transformation before revisiting the dangerous parts of her past. What are the genre(s) of the stories you…