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The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories: A.C. Wise

A.C. Wise was born and raised in Montreal and currently lives in the Philadelphia area. Her short stories have appeared, or are forthcoming, in publications such as Clarkesworld, Uncanny, Tor.com and The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2017, among other places. Her collections,
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Welcome to Orphancorp: Marlee Jane Ward

marleejaneward-hsMarlee Jane Ward is a self-described writer, reader and weirdo from Melbourne, Australia. She’s a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and her debut novella, Welcome To Orphancorp, was one of three winners of Seizure’s Viva La Novella 3, and was
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New Short Fiction: “L’esprit de L’escalier” by Peter M. Ball …

… is over at Apex! Huzzah!  And it totally got io9’d! Double huzzah!!

Rat opens the double doors and the stairwell smells of baking, the air thick with dull warmth and the smell of yeasty dough. He wrinkles his long nose and wonders if it will be like this for the entire way down, or if the doughy stink will gradually
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Catherynne Valente – Rules for Editing

Via the Bibliophile Stalker, this from Catherynne Valente (she of Palimpsest fame)  made me laugh and nod … this is my favourite line, but I’d suggest reading the whole damned thing:

I cannot begin to understand the logic that says: BORING STUFF UP FRONT, AWESOME TO THE BACK.

http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/590003.html

For I Am a Nerd

… and I love this stuff. Thanks to Brain #2 for the linkery

The Wicked Witch has Hansel caged

Once upon a time there was a world of tragic princes who had been transformed into small amphibians, beautiful princesses who were temporarily languishing in a life of drudgery, unprepossessing trolls with rights-of-way issues, and a variety of
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