Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Frrebies

Even more good free reading than usual. There's new fiction at several great sites including the always awesome Lightspeed, Daily Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, etc. And there's some quite good audio fiction too!  And Don;t miss
Regan Wulfrom's Free Fiction links at SF Signal (And be sure to say hi to poor Regan )

[art for Kelly Link's "Catskin" linked below]

• At AE: "Roadkill Joe" by Milo James Fowler. Scuience Fiction.
      "Roadkill Joe is a very old soul — Can’t die cuz he’s a freak!"

• At Author's Site: "Boz" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Science Fiction.
     "Boz got his job on the colony ship The Beautiful Dreamer because he’s a competent introvert. He enjoys the fact that he’s spending years completely alone, monitoring the passengers passing the time in cold sleep. So when he wakes up one morning to Christmas carols, he gets scared. Very scared."

• At The Colored Lens: "The Wreck of the Emerald Sky – Part 2" by Sean Monaghan. Speculative Fiction.
      "He caught a loop and slipped up against the wall. It was a low thrust, perhaps five percent of a standard gee. Maneuvering thrusters."

• At Daily Science Fiction: "He Could Be Ambrose Bierce" by Shaenon Kelty Garrity.
     "On August 6, 1930," said Mona, "Justice Joseph Crater stepped into a taxi in New York City and was never seen again."

• At Interstellar Fiction: "Shuffle Town" by T. D. Edge. Science Fiction.
      "Rain lent some romance to the light blazing from the psycho-change tower above Reception but her heart trembled like a hamster away from its cage, even though she’d expected that."

• At Lightspeed: "Catskin" by Kelly Link. Fantasy.
      "Cats went in and out of the witch’s house all day long. The windows stayed open, and the doors, and there were other doors, cat-sized and private, in the walls and up in the attic. The cats were large and sleek and silent. No one knew their names, or even if they had names, except for the witch."

•  At Lightspeed: "Dreams in Dust" by D. Thomas Minton. Science Fiction.
     "The arrival of the dust-covered girl caught Keraf by surprise. The girl’s slender face, sun-beaten to a deep brown, blended seamlessly into the cloth wrapped around her head. She couldn’t have been more than seventeen, but she wielded her rifle with ease."

• At Strange Horizons: "Wing" by Amal El-Mohtar. Speculative Fiction.
       "She reads—not the book around her neck, which is small, only as long and as wide as her thumb, black cord threaded through a sewn leather spine, knotted shut."

• At Weird Fiction Review: "Selections from Lives of Notorious Cooks" by Brendan Connell.
     "and then she became pregnant and gave birth to a child, but, being frightened of her father’s reaction to such an occurrence, left it in a field where it was eaten by dogs and so Apollo became angry and sent a demon dog called Poine to Argos."

• Now Posted: Yellow Mama #35. Horror. Noir.
  • "Baby Boy" by AJ Hayes.
  • "Like a Boss" by Michelle Ann King 
  • "Santa's Crack" by Richard Godwin
  • "The Flag" by Diana Ferraro 
  • "Modraniht:A Fairy Tale" by Mike Kerins 
  • "Holly Jolly" by Christopher Grant
  • "Trimming the Tree" by Kenneth James Crist 
  • "A Little Scotch Will Help" by D. S. Jones
  • "The Naughty List" by Earl & Paul Dick 
  • "As Filthy as the Night Is Long" by Basil Rosa 
  • "Small Bites" by Chris Rhatigan 
  • "On the Interstate" by Kip Hanson 
  • "Ten Months" by Mark Hendry 
  • "Out of Juice" by Cindy Rosmus 
  • "The Night's Rainbow" by Ali Znaidi 
  • "The Hounds Within My Property" & "Lonely" by ayaz daryl nielsen 
  • "Apricots, Figs & In This Room" by Lyn Lifshin 
  • "Sandy & Winnie" by Meg Baird
  • "Facts about Bones & More than Oxygen" by Christopher Hivner 
  • "Rare Days & Teardrop" by Marc Carver.
Flash Fiction
  • At Flashes in the Dark: "Ovidia’s Metamorphosis" by Patricia Court. Horror.
  • At Strange Horizons: "End Times" by Sarah Terry. Speculative Poetry.
  • At 365 Tomorrows: "Tariff" by Jae Miles. Science Fiction.
Audio Fiction
• At Lightspeed: "Dreams in Dust" by D. Thomas Minton. Science Fiction.
      Described above.

• At 19 Nocturne Boulevard: "Warp'd Stories #3, Top Story, Chapter 4" by Julie Hoverson.
       "Sometimes a wing man is a bad thing. And sometimes inviting a new friend up for food just means dinner."

• At Protecting Project Pulp: “The Tree of Life” Part 2 of 2. by C. L. Moore. Science Fiction.
      "A queer, penetrating light shining upon his closed eyes roused Smith by degrees into wakefulness again. He lifted heavy lids and stared upward into the unwinking eye of Mars’ racing nearer moon. He lay there blinking dazedly for a while before enough of memory returned to rouse him. Then he sat up painfully, for every fiber of him ached, and stared round on a scene of the wildest destruction."

• At Toasted Cake: "Anything Chocolate" by Caren Gussoff.
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Other Genres
  • Audio Fiction at Bound Off: "Our Trip to the Moon" by Bob Thurber and "Driving Lesson" by Natasha Fish.
  • Audio Fiction at Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine:  "A Good Man of Business" by David Ingram. Mystery.
  • Flash Fiction at Every Day Fiction: "Wasteland Gallery" by Chris Schramm. Literary.

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