Tag Archives: science fiction

WEP: Road Less Traveled

This WEP entry is the installment #2 of my novella Magic Senegalese. Please check out the other participants in the challenge here. To remind you what has gone before in my story, you could read the first part here. It … Continue reading

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WEP: In Too Deep

Last year, I wrote a series of thematic flash stories for the WEP challenges, all sharing the same protagonist. I liked the coherence it brought to my WEP posts. I decided to continue the tradition, but with more focus. This … Continue reading

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Three stories published

Bragging! I have 3 of my short stories published in July in 3 different online magazines. My science fiction story Flower Consultant was published in Aurora Wolf: “Grandpa.” Katya hugged the old man who had just come through the customs. … Continue reading

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My story published

I’ve got my short sci-fi story, Gift of Nibelung, published in Perihelion Science Fiction. I love seeing my stories in print. A few years ago, the magazine also published another of my short stories, and funny enough, both stories feature … Continue reading

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Good news

In the last few weeks I have several nice acceptance emails from magazines. Two more of my short stories have been accepted for publication. The Gift of Nubelung, a sci-fi story, will be published in June by Perihelion Science Fiction. … Continue reading

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My lovely badge

A few days ago, I participated in a WEP Challenge Holiday Celebrations Out of This World and wrote a flash fiction sci-fi story about New Year on a spaceship. I got the WEP Encouragement Award for my story and a … Continue reading

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Blue Santa

Yolanda Renee and Denise Covey of the WEP website came out with a fascinating challenge for the winter holidays: Holiday celebrations out of this world. I was so excited about the project, a science fiction story about New Year in … Continue reading

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Grow or else

One of the vital aspects of any story is its protagonist. For a story to work, it is mandatory that the protagonist undergoes a change. Occasionally, it’s a major growth or even a complete overhaul, but more often, it’s a … Continue reading

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Motivation – why they do it

Coming up with serious goals for your heroes is not enough to make a story shine. You have to know the characters’ motivation – the stakes. Why do they need to reach their goals? What is at stake for them? … Continue reading

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Nude Bargain on Wattpad

I posted another short story on Wattpad. Nude Bargain is a science fiction story about a young art dealer in space. Could she save her ship and crew from the ruthless space pirates? What is art worth in space? Read … Continue reading

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