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About Addison Smith
Addison Smith is an author and laborer living in upstate New York. His fiction can be found in Fantasy Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Daily Science Fiction and others. He has recently discovered the joys of brewing coffee in numerous ways, and will gladly talk your ear off @AddisonCSmith.
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Vampires, djinns, spirits, werewolves, trolls, banshees, elves, mummies, skeletons, carnivorous jack-o'-lanterns, evil-seeking clowns, Halloween purges, sexy-but-hungry succubi, genius loci scarecrows voraciously guarding their pumpkin patches, revenge of the Hallowe'en candies.
But don't worry, bwteen 100-word gory bites you'll have a moment to catch your breath before the next soul-eating creature climbs out of the grave...
Welcome to issue seventy-one of FANTASY MAGAZINE! This month, we have short fiction by Amal Singh ("What is Mercy") and K.P. Kulski ("An Arrangement of Moss and Dirt"); flash fiction by Addison Smith ("Sounds for Crustaceans") and Mark S. Bailen ("Lost Portals"); poetry by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe ("The Herbalist") and Daniel Ausema ("The Forbidden Path to Forgetting"); and an interview with Jennifer Marie Brissett.
Volume 02 includes:
Sounds for Crustaceans is a fantasy story of transformation originally published in Fantasy Magazine. It begins with a simple confession: "I'm a crustacean," and is a slice-of-life look at a couple adapting to our ever-changing lives and understanding of our identities.
Memory and Steel is a cyberpunk short which originally appeared in The Mods, an anthology from Shacklebound Books. When Niva wakes up, something is different. What follows is a series of life-altering shocks as she realizes what has happened and how she came to be in this situation.
Hope for Enthos originally appeared in Fireside Magazine, and is the story of a gargoyle coming to terms with its mortality as it watches an apartment across the street.
The Psychic Fish Hates You is a strange bit of micro-fiction about being in a toxic relationship with a fish. It originally appeared in Grievous Angel.
The Legend of Johnny C originally appeared in Flash in a Flash. It is the story of a government agency watching for time anomalies, and the biggest time anomaly of them all--Rock and Roll Legend Johnny C.
It also features the following drabbles:
Masters of the Day
Mittens and the Death Moth
The Hikaru Defense Project
Parallel Worlds collects the works of science fiction and fantasy author Addison Smith. Many of the works within have previously appeared in a series of publications. Each volume of Parallel Worlds collects five stories of science fiction and fantasy interspersed with tiny drabbles - stories themselves in small, 100-word bites.
Volume 01 includes:
Alien Taxidermy and Love Have Four Things in Common is a light science fiction story originally published in Flash Point Science Fiction. As aliens fall from a portal in the sky, our protagonist makes the best of a strange situation.
Hard Memory is a cyberpunk detective story originally published in Crash Code - an anthology from Bloodbound Books. A digital disease is attacking the minds of its victims and making them act in violence. When it touches the life of the detective on the case, everything he knows begins to fall apart.
Reflection is an experimental love story across the vastness of the universe. It was originally published at NewMyths.com in their 54th issue.
Fancy and Fish Hearts is about love, fish, and self-destruction. It originally appeared in Centropic Oracle as an audio feature.
I Grow is a story of pain, recovery, acceptance, and sea monsters. It originally appeared in Hexagon Magazine in their 7th issue.
It also features the following drabbles:
A Taste for Pine
Tell Me a Story, Teasy
From Airlock to Eternity
For Fear of the Long Night
The pinnacle of technology meets the depths of depravity…
We build new technology—artificial limbs, neural interfaces, artificially intelligent sex dolls—and what do we get?
Crash Code is an anthology of cyberpunk horror, exploring 27 stories where human life depends on every single line of code running perfectly.
A virtual reality game that refuses to be shut off. A time travel drug that drives its users mad. New tech that lets you look like anyone—even your neighbors. End-of-life care that lets its users live their best days on loop and much more.
We are excited to see the return of several Blood Bound Books authors for this project as well as a great mix of new writers:
Kristopher Triana - "The Deepest Fake" - Dean H. Wild - "God Finger" - K. Trap Jones - Respawn Inc - Aaron Thomas Milstead - "A Silent Auction" - Daniel I. Russell – "Mechanism" - T. Fox Dunham - "The Children’s Crusade" - Sean Eads & Josh Viola - "Eunuch's Code" - KJ Moore - "The Blue Schnooklybob" - Luciano Marano - "The Fate You Are" - Alex Franco - "Mr. Companion" - Nathan Batchelor - "Recursion by Nashville Moonlight" - Eric Lewis - "Cold Calculations" - Odin Oxthorn - "The Weight of the Lotus" - David Shultz - "Nervana" - Christopher Wilson - "Grinder" - John Pedersen - "Control Vipectus" - Matt Thompson - "Purity" - Damascus Mincemeyer - "Time Share" - Patrick Meegan - "A Leg Up" - Melanie Rees - "Attrition of the Soul" - Rachel Nussbaum - "Bleed Over" - Addison Smith - "Hard Memory" - Hannah Trusty - "Auto" - Morgan Chalfant - "Little Neon" - Sebastian Hetman - "First to Fight" - Neil Hudson - "One Survivor"
Flash Point Science Fiction is a magazine that publishes speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,000 words in length. With science fiction pieces, fantasy tales, slipstream yarns, and everything in between, this anthology contains all the stories published by Flash Point Science Fiction in its first year.