The anthology featuring my story is now available for preorder.

I have some good publishing news to share again. The anthology that accepted my story DRAGON GIRL is now available for preordering! The ebook edition of Dragon Soul Press’s Fairytale Dragons Anthology can be preordered at http://books2read.com/dspfd. My story DRAGON GIRL is a feminist retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale GOOSE GIRL, except with queerContinue reading “The anthology featuring my story is now available for preorder.”

Book Review: Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern

I received the novella DEPART, DEPART! by Sim Kern as an e-ARC (Advance Review Copy) several months ago in exchange for an honest review, and I am finally getting around to actually reviewing it. And I have one reaction to sum up my feelings upon finishing this book at last: I am stunned by thisContinue reading “Book Review: Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern”

Short Fiction: The Golem’s Embrace

“The Golem’s Embrace” Story by Denise Ruttan Illustrated by Micah Chaim Thomas Jonas shouldered his way through the press of the crowd. It was February 20, 1939 in Manhattan, and the chill pricked his bones. His fur-lined leather jacket felt flimsy and weak. But that was suitable armor for someone who felt weak, inside. JonasContinue reading “Short Fiction: The Golem’s Embrace”

Flash Fiction: Strong Women

This was a story that got rejected, but I didn’t feel like looking at it again so I’m self publishing it on my blog. Enjoy! “Strong Women” By Denise Ruttan Suzi did not think of herself as a strong woman. When people talked about strong women, she didn’t know what they meant. Was that likeContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Strong Women”

Drabble: The Creature That Steals Bodies

I submitted a drabble to a publication so now I’m experimenting with very short fiction, between 100- and 300 words. I thought flash fiction was a difficult length. I don’t have much to say these days because I am working on DRAGON GIRL so I thought I’d work on these as well to keep myContinue reading “Drabble: The Creature That Steals Bodies”

Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

For some reason I thought it was a good idea to read four books at once so I am slowly catching up on my book reviews. I am not going to post as many after this because I am going to be focusing on WWII research for a historical fiction novel I am brewing. “TheContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters”

Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Season 1, Episode 11 – Vortex

If you haven’t noticed, I most enjoy the episodes that deal with ethical quandaries and characters wading through moral dilemmas. Stories in which you have to decide whether you need to follow the rules, even if the rules are not fair. To me those are the stories at which the Star Trek universe excels. ThisContinue reading “Episode Review: Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Season 1, Episode 11 – Vortex”

Flash Fiction: “Unto Death” (Genre: Fantasy)

This piece was the flash fiction story that was rejected last weekend. It was an encouraging rejection so don’t feel bad for me, I’m actually proud of myself. But I didn’t feel like revising it and trying to submit it elsewhere. Sometimes I just don’t feel like looking back at my old short stories; IContinue reading “Flash Fiction: “Unto Death” (Genre: Fantasy)”