‘The Flavors of Sorrow’ Short Review

The Flavors of Sorrow examines the tragedy of a life filled with regrets, and the clarity brought on by sudden reminders of your most important memories. This is a fascinating science fiction tale centered on the magic of food and its ability to return one vividly to past memories. The methods aren’t explained beyond the…

‘The Lady Who Would Not Die’ Short Review

The Lady Who Would Not Die is the sad tale of a woman lost to time who becomes a Grim Reaper of sorts. The story provides an interesting look at immortality and the cost it brings. Hers is a life spent ushering the nearly dead on to the afterlife and, while she does have a…

‘Walking in a Winter Wasteland’ Short Review

Walking in a Winter Wasteland shows an Earth ravaged by winter and a man living his every day life, trying to recover from the death of his daughter and wife. Everyone lives in geodesic domes scattered around the country. Frostbite is the worst thing that can happen in this world where the balmiest day is…

‘Petra and the Blue Goo’ Short Review

Petra and the Blue Goo is a look at what happens when alien cultures are pitted against each other to compete in a scavenger hunt with questionable rules. We see a librarian intent on saving her books who doesn’t trust any of the alien species to respect the sanctity of her historical objects. The story…

‘A Song for Persephone’ Short Review

A Song for Persephone tells the story of a siren struggling to continue in her duties in modern times. It’s strange to imagine a siren trying to beckon a modern day yacht or cruise ship toward a rocky shore, and that gives the story an equally strange quality that really works. Greek gods and myths…

The Day Time Stood Still (Short Review)

The Day Time Stood Still is a beautiful, heartfelt story of love and loss, featuring one man’s attempts to keep his daughter free from the perils of growing old. He’s afraid of time and is given the gift of time frozen in place. The desperation to stay in a perfect moment jumps off the page and…