Settings and Urban Fantasy

Some of the books that made me fall in love with the genre of urban fantasy were set in actual cities, or I guess, technically, they’re not really those cities but alternate magical versions of them.  The Dresden Files was set in Chicago and Greywalker was set in Seattle, so I when set to write urbanContinue reading “Settings and Urban Fantasy”

Book Review: The Disasters

The Disasters  is a treasure. After the last future-set, sci-fi book I read, The Disasters was like a breath of fresh air.  The Disasters had  a narrative kept me glued to kindle, only taking a breaks to do necessary things like eat, use the bathroom, and walk the dog until the book was done. Thankfully, I’mContinue reading “Book Review: The Disasters”

2018 Publication Round-up

2018 is just about over, and while it may not have been my most fruitful year for producing new work, it was a fantastic year for publishing. My first novel was published. My short fiction and poetry appeared in nineteen publications Of all of these, my favorite is my novel, Power Surge. For short stories,Continue reading “2018 Publication Round-up”

The Evolution of a Character (or a career)

I’ve lived my entire life with characters and stories in my head. Some were as original as anything can be while others were fan-fictions that never escaped my maze of a mind long enough to be put on paper. After watching  Xena: Warrior Princess, I’d run around the house with music blasting. The living roomContinue reading “The Evolution of a Character (or a career)”

Micro Fiction: What Comes Out of the Ground

Here is another bit of micro fiction inspired by Cracked Flash’s weekly prompt. This one was a runner up. What Comes Out of the Ground By Sara Codair “My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt,” I said, shuddering on the doorstep. The open door loomed over me, black and peeling, likeContinue reading “Micro Fiction: What Comes Out of the Ground”

Micro Fiction: Bullet Hole in a Yellow Window

Bullet Hole in a Yellow Window By Sara Codair Congealed sugar crystals. Bubbles captured in amber. Spider webs waiting to trap unsuspecting flies. A perfectly round path to another world where your blood isn’t splattered all over the sofa, sinking into the deepest part of the cushion staining pure white stuffing red. In that otherContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Bullet Hole in a Yellow Window”

Micro Fiction: Garden Wars

This piece of micro fiction has been hiding in various files on my hard drive, but I have finally wrangled it onto the internet were it can be seen by more than just lonly gigabytes. Garden Wars By  Sara Codair The garden is city for faeries so small they’re invisible to the naked eye. Scientist wouldContinue reading “Micro Fiction: Garden Wars”

Flash Fiction: At Last

The following piece of flash fiction was originally published on Cracked Flash and was the runner up for their week 44 competition. I made some revisions based on the feedback I received from the judges. At Last By Sara Codair The sword fell out of Lenora’s hand. It was over. After years of slaving awayContinue reading “Flash Fiction: At Last”

Flash Fiction: Hope

Hope By Sara Codair “Don’t feel bad. I’m pretty hard to kill,” said GiYu. His purple appendages were already reattached and his torso was knitting itself back together. The human female nodded and sucked air in through her nose. The slurping sound worried GiYu that the mucus her crying had evoked was making it hardContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Hope”

Flash Fiction: Feline Frenzy

Here is a goofy cat story to brighten your Friday: Feline Frenzy By Sara Codair I see you thought the kitten as it skulked toward the cheesecake. The cheesecake didn’t say anything back. The kitten took that as a sign that the cheesecake didn’t see him. Just to be safe, he crouched a little lowerContinue reading “Flash Fiction: Feline Frenzy”