Amy Sisson

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Amy Sisson is a writer, reviewer, librarian, and crazy cat lady currently living in Houston, Texas. In addition to reading and writing, her interests include attending the ballet and opera, studying German and Spanish, crafting, and cataloging books. Her reviews and a complete list of her fiction publications appear at

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The Lion Tamer's Sock

Feb 18, 2019 · 841 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Humor

This was the first of three stories I wrote based on paintings by the late artist James Christensen, the other two being "On Not Noticing a Bear" and "Ménagerie in Motion" (also available here at Curious Fictions). Christensen's whimsical style captures my imagination (Google him!), and I couldn't help but imagine some stories to go along with his art.

Ghost in a Bottle

Jan 6, 2019 · 1,534 words (6 minutes)


You can buy a lot of strange things at the county fair, but can you really buy a ghost in a bottle? Here's one guy who says you can!

photography of person holding glass bottles during sunset
The Inevitability of Goodbye

Oct 5, 2018 · 223 words (1 minute) · 1 like

Literary Fiction

This short vignette marks, symbolically, a fairly recent paradigm shift in my life.

sea under white clouds during daytime
When Sidekicks Fight Back

Sep 13, 2018 · 1,982 words (8 minutes)

Humor Satire

When new guys keep materializing at a poker game being held ... somewhere ..., the group realizes they all have a certain cocky, grinning friend in common.

selective focus photography of poker chips
On Not Noticing a Bear

Aug 5, 2018 · 989 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Humor

What to do when a bear simply . . . attaches itself to you? This story was inspired by a James C. Christensen painting,

brown bear sitting on grass field
Dressing Mr. Featherbottom

Jul 11, 2018 · 2,444 words (9 minutes) · 1 like

Science Fiction Love

When AnnaBella Frostwich insists on dressing her robotic companion, Mr. Featherbottom, in the latest fashions, her mother doesn't know what to think!

close-up photo of factory