It feels like the last few months have flown by; it’s hard to believe we’re already on the fourth issue of Year Two!
We’ve got another great mix of stories this month. Our short story is Catch a Fallen Star by Jennifer Campbell-Hicks. She takes us to a planet whose orbit takes it through an asteroid belt twice a year, forcing the populace underground. But the action in Catch a Fallen Star takes place on the surface, with meteors streaking overhead and a veteran “rat catcher” in pursuit of a 16-year-old boy “slum rat.” And they both have something to prove.
For flash fiction this month, we have John F. Gardner’s The Last Good Day
, about a man’s grim way of providing for his wife after he dies, and Sam Gorenstein’s Sure I am Metaphysically Sinking Into a More Terrifying Universe, but We All Have Our Things to Deal With, which will probably always hold our record for longest title on a story.
In Part Four of The Forever Endeavor, Chuck Wendig pulls back the curtain a little on Dale’s world, but that just leads to a lot more questions…
Galen Dara has created more more wonderful art this month—two pieces in fact, one for Catch a Fallen Star, and one for The Forever Endeavor.
Also, a bit of capitalism. We’ve opened a store on Zazzle with T-shirts, mugs, and tote bags featuring two versions of the Fireside logo. There are tons of style and color options.
And finally, we also have opened a Tumblr, if you’re on there.
Thanks, as always!