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Susan Forest is a Three-time Prix Aurora Award finalist and a writer of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her novel (Bursts of Fire), the first in a seven-volume YA epic fantasy series, the Addicted to Heaven Saga, will be out in 2019 from Laksa Media, followed by Flights of Marigolds. Her collection of short fiction, Immunity to Strange Tales, was published by Five Rivers Publishing. She has published over 25 short stories which have appeared Asimov’s Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and OnSPEC Magazine, among others. Susan has co-edited three anthologies (Aurora-winning Strangers Among Us, The Sum of Us, Shades Within Us) on social issue-related themes with Lucas K. Law. Susan is the past Secretary for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Visit her website: https://fineartemis.wordpress.com
Jan 15, 2019 · 9,491 words (35 minutes) · 74 views
It takes the arrival of Tumbling River’s new doctor — and her concern for the well-being of the colony’s children, no matter which species — to show Amanda the significance of her personal impact on the planet.
Dec 17, 2018 · 3,029 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 51 views
Gnat farming is difficult enough, what with isolation, drought and storms–let alone the predation of deadly “Whites”–but when the roof of Willy’s barn is sheared by high winds Freddy is called upon to pay his debt.
Nov 19, 2018 · 3,453 words (13 minutes) · 63 views
After the apocalypse, a mother and her family find themselves self-sufficient in terms of their energy and food needs, yet facing their ultimate demise. They struggle with, and face, their own cultural prejudices to create hope for the future.
Aug 28, 2018 · 4,424 words (17 minutes) · 154 views
Joe’s mutation, a set of extended shoulder blades fitted with honed razors, give him the cock-boxing nickname “Angel of Death.” But mutant cock-boxers can’t challenge “cleans” — until Joe’s untouched track record becomes an embarrassment to the world champion.
Jul 31, 2018 · 2,408 words (9 minutes) · 1 like · 181 views
Civilization has overtaken the land masses of Earth. Every metal has been mined, every fuel burned, every resource used. The exploding human race must cannibalize its own structures in order to make one last, desperate attempt to survive. Notable Online Story finalist in 2010 for the Storysouth Million Writers’ Award.