This story was inspired by a simple question: What if a dragon caught a cold?
Published: February 24, 2015.
Mad Scientist Journal is currently running a Kickstarter to publish a new, exciting anthology called Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse.
With 13 days to go, they have reached 78% of their goal!
“Selfies” refers to the stories that will be contained in this anthology, each one shared from the point of view of a survivor in the midst of an apocalypse.
The call for submissions is yet to go out, so there is no line-up whose or what stories will be in it. (I’m strongly considering writing something and trying my luck though!)
And of course, I wouldn’t be telling you of this project unless I was already personally backing it with almost a hundred others!
The wonderful cover art is by Luke Spooner at Carrion House, one of my favourite illustrators.
For everything you need to know about this anthology or backer rewards, check out this Kickstarter page.
“Dead in Space” is available to read now on SpeckLit.
I have a dark secret: I love vampires. I read my first vampire books when I was just a little girl in the 80s/90s.
Have you heard of Angela Sommer-Bodenburg? She has written a wonderful kids’ series called “The Little Vampire” (‘Der Kleine Vampir’ in German and ‘Pikku vampyyri‘ in Finnish.)
I still own a Finnish copy of each one. In fact, I never had all of them as a kid, so I hunted down the missing ones a couple of years ago from second hand bookshops and online market places.
However, I don’t write about vampires. Or didn’t. Not until I got the idea for this little story. Read it. I promise it’s something different.
Published: February 6, 2015.
Mad Scientist Journal’s Winter 2015 issue is now available! Just like in the last issue, there are not only wonderful short fiction stories in this issue, but varied classified ads from the world of mad science. My contribution to this issue is a micro fiction piece called “Services Offered: Driving Lessons.”
Here is the blurb for the issue from Amazon:
“Squamous science fairs, undead butterflies, godhood brokers. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.
Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2015 collects thirteen “essays” from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Deborah Walker, Diana Parparita, and MJ Gardner. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, horoscopes, and other brief messages from mad scientists.“
Available on Amazon.
Cover art by: Billy Richardson