Out of Place
Published on 2022-09-14
In this issue we meet a socially awkward zombie who runs afoul of the Positive Re-interment Imagery and Symbolic Appeasement protocol (PRISA), try to liberate a treasure in Belize guarded by a fierce nagual, and start a book club with a disgruntled demon. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes an appearance! Fantasy, humor, and SF adventure await!
Welcome to Issue 9 of DreamForge Anvil
We often find ourselves in unfamiliar territory or dealing with someone who is not where they are supposed to be. Sometimes the answer is kindness, or a little well-meaning deception; at other times f...
Hope Notes: No Ideology to Save Us, But Kindness Will
If everyone adhered to the beliefs of Christianity, or Buddhism, or Islam, would the world be a better place? What if we were all either Republicans, Democrats, or Socialists? Liberal? Conservative? C...
Getting into Flash Fiction, Quickly
How is flash fiction different from a more traditional story? Are there different rules to plotting shorter fiction? What key elements are emphasized when the world of words you have to work with has ...
Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Flow State: Release the Kraken Within You
“Flow State” in writing is another way of saying “getting into the zone.” Distractions fall away, time becomes meaningless, and you focus without even trying hard. With an immense feeling of s...
Fantasy, Magical Realism
No Real Evidence by Jean Martin
In 1920, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle participated in one of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th Century: the famous Cottingley Fairies photos. Was the creator of Sherlock Holmes duped into believing in the imp...
Science Fiction, Far Future, Adventure
No Place In Space by Mike Jack Stoumbos
The writing principle of Chekhov’s gun states that “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired.” But what happens when you fire a gun in...
Fantasy, Magical Realism
The Art of Unpicking Stitches by Jennifer Hudak
Young adulthood brings with it the cusp of a new stage of life, when we are both eager and terrified at the same time. What unknowns lie ahead, and what that is familiar and comforting in our lives wi...
Demonology Book Club by George Lockett
What do you desire? Money? Fame? Power? Pleasure that mortal hands cannot provide? Or will a quiet presence, a good book, and a lovely chat do just as well?
Science Fiction, CyberPunk
Conference of the Birds by Benjamin C. Kinney
As the author tells us: “Modern artificial intelligence is a stunted toy, but someday we’ll have artificial minds worthy of the name. They won’t be anything like humans, and we’ll seem as myst...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy
Vern Fronk Returns to Our Neighborhood by Margaret Balch-Gonzalez
When a peaceful, but socially awkward zombie shows up just wanting to go back to his old life, a well-meaning resident discovers that her community is not quite as welcoming as it imagines. A first- t...
Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy, Magical Realism
Pour One Out by Shannon Fox
We all think the world and its treasures are there for us to discover, but some are better left alone. It’s our relationships, the ones that make us who we are, that hold the greatest value, and the...
Pour One Out Line Edits
When I first saw “Pour One Out” in 2021, I liked the opening line and the orientation to it’s Belize-based adventure. Like many stories we receive, there was a bit too much exposition here and t...
Who Are You, Little Girl? by JMG Nerenberg
In today’s world, we too often see identity in terms of our personal social standing, position, or fame. When asking who we are, it’s well to remember we are most importantly the warp and weft of ...
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
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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.
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