Today's illustration is for "The Old Equations" directly below.
@Lightspeed: "The Old Equations" by Jake Kerr. Science Fiction.
"I miss you already. But you know that. What you don’t know is just how proud I am of you. You were born for this, and no one could possibly be able to handle such a demanding job as well as you."@Strange Horizons: "The Peacock" by Ted Infinity and Nabil Hijazi. Speculative Fiction.
"No HA HA not at all I am just making a joke. Please ignore my last two extremely suspicious metaphors. No need to contact authorities. No need to send your bank account information."@Author's Site: "June Sixteenth at Anna’s" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Science Fiction. First published in Asimov’s SF Magazine, April, 2003.
"He’d thrown out her treatment bottles, taken the Kleenex off the nightstand, put the old-fashioned hardcover of Gulliver’s Travels that she would now never finish on their collectibles bookshelf, but he couldn’t get rid of her scent—faintly musky, slightly apricot, and always, no matter how sick she got, making him think of youth."
@L5R: "Endgame" by Shawn Carman. Fantasy.
"The final confrontation between the magistrate Seppun Tashime and his quarry, the engimatic Gray Woman!"Serial Fiction
@Author's Site: "The Journals of Doctor Mormeck’s Avatar–Entry #7" by Jeff VanderMeer.
"A day has passed…I had not thought much about my namesake, the Mountain That Remained Behind…until now. Now I think about Mormeck Mountain constantly, wondering what he would do in my stead"
@Strange Horizons: [poem] "The Mesozoic Tour Guide" by Ken Liu.
@Daily Science Fiction: "Upgrade" by Allison Starkweather.
@365 tomorrows: "Artifact" by M.J. Hall. Science Fiction.
@365 tomorrows: "Star" by Duncan Shields. Science Fiction.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Ron Slade Lives" by C.D. Carter. Horror.
@Flashes in the Dark: "Gargoyle" by Eric Petersen. Horror.
@Eschatology: "A One, A Two…. " by Kaolin Fire. Horror.
@Eschatology: "Solemn Bird" by Corinna Beckho. Horror.
@Quantum Muse: "Too Many Bites" by Jeromy Henry. Horror.
@PodCastle "The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu, read by Rajan Khanna. Fantasy.
"Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. A little paper tiger stood on the table, the size of two fists placed together. The skin of the tiger was the pattern on the wrapping paper, white background with red candy canes and green Christmas trees."@Lightspeed: "The Old Equations" by Jake Kerr. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Heather Scott, Gabrielle de Cuir, and Ted Scott. Science Fiction. Described above in Fiction.
@MoPO: "The Shadows of Calcutta (Part 1)" written and narrated by Phil Rossi. Steampunk.
"Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade."
@Flash Pulp: "The Murder Plague: Buggy Parts 1 though 3" by J.R.D. Skinner, read by Opopanax. Horror.
"The girl was screaming around her clenched fangs, but she refused to let go, and most of her attacker’s clothes were burned away before I could grab him by the scruff and yank him from the inferno."
@Drama Pod: Journey to the Centre of the Earth Part Sixteen by Jules Verne.
The classic SF/Adventure novel continues.