The Longing of Hope
Published on 2021-08-14
Sometimes hope takes the form of a longing for things that could have been, a past that we cannot change, or the welcoming moment of the now that our heart knows will soon be lost but may one day come again.
Welcome to Issue 4 of DreamForge Anvil
Sometimes hope takes the form of a longing for things that could have been, a past that we cannot change, or the welcoming moment of the now that our heart knows will soon be lost but may one day come...
Hope vs. The Broken World – The Population Bomb
Today, so many are convinced that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Well, yesterday too. Except the crises du jour have changed. What can that in itself tell us? When I was young the doom of...
Writing as a Martial Art – Your White Belt Pattern
Following a story pattern or template is not the key to writing your best story, but it can be a disciplined way to focus your mind and learn some basics. Where many submissions show skill with words,...
Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS: Character Agency—I Need a Hero!
This Super Secret is on proactive vs. passive heroes. In many submissions from beginners, the protagonist is swept along by circumstance, passively reacting to events instead of exercising their will ...
Science Fiction, Romantic
Quantum Love, by Henry Gasko
Quantum physics raises fundamental questions about the nature of reality. Does it have anything to say about love?
The Giant and the Thaumaturge, by Floris Kleijne
Despite its size, Mustanen could tell that the Giant was still young. It must have gotten lost Giantside, must have inadvertently crossed the Boundary. To its kin, it must have inexplicably vanished. ...
The Giant and the Thaumaturge | Line Edits
Subscribe or support us today on Patreon to unlock this feature. Get a look at the correspondence between author and editor to see how an author responds to story concerns by making a few modest and p...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy
Flashes of You, by J.M. Rhineheart
The flash came again and again. In the middle of a busy street, at the bottom of a deep stairwell, and, most memorably, inside the tiger pen at the zoo. She tried to get to them each time, but she nev...
Science Fiction, Aliens
Huddle, by Monica Joyce Evans
I wonder, shamefaced, if we need to exchange information of some kind, if they have to report this as an incident or if the tube bus does it automatically. They stare at each other for a minute. Maybe...
Fantasy, Magical Realism
On the Electrodynamics of Skating Bodies, by David Boffa
Everything around us began to move with extraordinary speed, like some switch governing all the known rules of physics had been turned off in the Universe. The skaters and the walls and the rink blurr...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy
Eat and Be Eaten, by J.L. Akagi
The burning under my skin shifts into prickling ambivalence. No longer painful because my nerves are deadening. Peach trees don’t have nerves. The counselor warned me that this transplantation would...
Science Fiction, Adventure
Sovereign Ice, Part 4
Six more chapters of this 200,000 word saga to take you deeper into the world of Sovereign Ice. “Not long after the first quake, the mountain shook again, and yet again. It shook until a regular pou...
Sci-Fi Saturday Night
Join The Dome, Commander Cam, Kriana, and Zombrarian as they discuss scienciction, science fact, fantasy and whatever they think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
If This Goes On
A podcast featuring Cat Rambo, Alan Bailey, Graeme, and Diane Morrison interviewing writers, artists, activists, and gamers.
Coming soon! Wulf Moon's Super Secrets. It started as a Writers Workshop and will soon be a book.
Space & Time Magazine
Space & Time Magazine features the best of semi pro horror, science fiction, and fantasy fiction and poetry.
Savage Planets, where dreams and nightmares collide. Visit Savage Planet's website to get your free digital version of their magazine.
Chatting With Sherri
Join Sherri as she chats with writers, actors and other artists about their work. A fun relaxing chat with all kinds of amazing exciting creative people.
Russ's Rockin' Rollercoaster!
Check out Russ's Rockin' Rollercoaster for live podcasts with SSF Authors. Check the latest schedule at russcolchamiro.com
Thank You Anvil Issue 4
We have so many people to thank! Founders, Kickstarter Heroes, Contributors, Friends, Family, and First Line Readers.