In Caelie After The Massacre by Wendy Fisher, Caelie’s family has been betrayed by a trusted confidante and she is the lone survivor. She wanders through the frozen tundra looking for healing and safety. Caelie After The Massacre is a short story and the first book in the Moosewolf series.
Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude by Madeleine Holly-Rosing is a seven-story prequel to the Boston Metaphysical Steampunk comic book. The anthology includes stories by Madeleine Holly-Rosing and line art by Emily Hu.
Charles Thomas Tester lives in New York. To support himself and his ailing father, he delivers items and asks no questions. He is aware of the unpredictability of magic and the danger in what he does. When he delivers a book to a sorceress in Queens, he opens the door to something unpredictable and dangerous.
Melissa Morris has an annual day as a Christmas tradition, when she cooks a lavish seafood dinner for friends. While shopping for seafood she runs into a former sorority sister and gets caught up in an avalanche of events that takes her to the far flung reaches of New York City.
Then Fredrick Ran by Nicholas M. Bugden is a collection of 14 stories with a futuristic theme. Topics range from a man teaching a machine to play chess, to a young woman breaking things off with a longtime love, to a sleep study that explores dreams.
Warrior Lore: Scandinavian Ballads by Ian Cumpstey is a collection of Scandinavian Ballads translated into English verse. Ballads translated are Widrick Waylandsson’s Fight with Long-Ben Reyser, Twelve Strong Fighters; Hilla-Lill, Sir Hjalmar, The Hammer Hunt, The Stablemates, Sven Swan-White, The Cloister Raid, Heming and the Mountain Troll and Heming and King Harald.
In The “She” Stands Alone by Nadine Keels, Sheridan Jones fell in love in college only to have her heart broken. The dating pool is shallow so Sheridan decides that her best option is to simply date herself.
Straw Writes by Christopher Shugrue is a look into the life of a man returned from war and suffering from PTSD. Returning to civilian life is not an easy process for a person lost in an internal world of horror and tragedy.