Short Fiction Friday, 8/27

This week's offerings are all of a sci-fi-ish bent. Clearly I was in a mood when I started collecting items!

'Invisible' by Lisa Martens

This is not a story for the easily offended: a very direct look at sexism and desire. Twisted -- and very good.

'Five Rules for Commuting in the Underworld' by Merrie Haskell

I have a soft spot for Persephone, and I like stories that place power back in her hands.

'The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model' by Charlie Jane Anders

I'm a bit impatient with scifi that is too technical too fast, or loaded with a lot of scientific jargon that goes over my head. This great piece has fabulous world building, and does so in a brief amount of space and time without losing the reader.


  1. I enjoyed the Persephone story--turning it around and putting it in another perspective was very interesting. I love retellings of myths, and this one was especially sassy.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

To Join the Lost by Seth Steinzor

The Art of Escapism Cooking by Mandy Lee

The Poppy Wife by Caroline Scott

Weekend reads, or hunkering down for winter