Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Week in Review • 18 February 2024

We’re introducing something new this week: The Week in Review, for those too busy to follow Stupefying Stories SHOWCASE on a daily basis. 

Except that since this is the first time we’re doing it, we’re going to cover the last two weeks, just to make sure you haven’t missed anything important lately.

“A Blaster Called Sam” • by Matt Bliss

This one has it all: time travel, aliens, world domination, and deadly weapons given as birthday gifts to 10-year-old boys... How can you possibly resist?

Published: 5 February 2024

“The First Seed on Mars” • by Logan Thrasher Collins

Space colonization, terraforming, feeding starving people as an act of revolutionary defiance… This author is going to be someone to watch.

Published: 6 February 2024

The Never-ending FAQ: re simul subs

Because it seems our submission guidelines are not sufficient.

Published: 7 February 2024

“Chapter 7” • by Andrew Jensen

When the Golden Sandworm announced it was going out of business, the fans were outraged and gathered on the sidewalk out front to protest. Watch out for the clod with the bat’leth.

Published: 8 February 2024

“The Fine Art of Spellweaving” • by Catherine Tavares

When someone asks, “Did you follow every step in the instructions?” saying “Well, mostly,” is not the right answer.

Published: 9 February 2024

“A Sweet Attraction” • by Robin Blasberg

He thought the treats in her confectionery shop were to die for. So when she invited him to come visit her at home…

Published: 10 February 2024


“Cathy’s Ghost” • by Adele Gardner

We decided to kick off Romance Week with a little Wuthering Heights for you. It could have been a much shorter book.

Published: 12 February 2024


“Equally Long and Differently Wide” • by Susan Cornford

And then to follow-up, we went with a very sweet and romantic little tale. 

Published: 13 February 2024

The Never-ending FAQ: after an acceptance, your next submission

Fighting the urge to run another romantic story on Valentine’s day, we decided to stick with expanding the FAQ. The Never-ending FAQ will continue to run on Wednesdays, until such time as readers run out of questions, which doesn’t seem likely any time soon.  Published: 14 February 2024

“Bride of Moon-Eye” • by Garick Cooke

A different sort of love story. Very different.

Published: 15 February 2024

“The Captain’s Mistake” • by Kai Holmwood

Arr, here be a tale of love, lust, loss, and piracy on the high seas! Keep a sharp lookout, mateys! There be sirens in these waters!

Published: 16 February 2024

“The Fate of Time Travelers” • by Jeff Currier

Wrapping up Romance Week, Jeff delivers another of his very short and very clever little tales. 

Published: 17 February 2024


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