We toast in silence. It’s symbolic, the water—no whisky here. Once released, it will float in perfect spheres before our mouths can swallow. Such things made us laugh, in the beginning. But tonight the mood is somber.We gathered without premeditation, coming upon each other in the aft viewing alcove, squeezing in, no words required. A … Continue reading And Beyond
A Story About My Mother, by Cassia Tan My grandfather has a favourite phrase: “There’ll be snow on Mars before I let you do that.” Mars was the planet next to Earth, the planet from which humanity fled five hundred years ago. On Mars there was no water, no such thing as precipitation. Hence the … Continue reading I Love Space Cats
Apologies for the delayed post today, readers. Miss 3 is in hospital on IV antibiotics - things have been hectic this week. She's coming good now though. I've been a little less able to write, so this post is about my other favourite pastime: reading. 📚 This week I started Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman … Continue reading Better Late Than Never?
Swancon 2021 Image by Swancon46 This past bank holiday weekend I attended the rescheduled Swancon 46, Australia's longest continuously running science fiction convention, here in Perth. It ran over three days and included discussions, activities, writer's sessions, author sessions, gaming, movie watch parties, and a costume competition, among other things. It also hosted the Tin … Continue reading ZomCon, aka my first convention
Some great news. Back in January I received my first ever acceptance for a story to be published! I'm delighted to share with you, Hotel de Mort, a flash fiction sci-fi piece out this month in AntipodeanSF online magazine, Issue 272. This is my first publication in a fiction mag. I'm super excited. The story … Continue reading First Publication!