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Joyce Reynolds-Ward

Joyce writes speculative fiction from the wide open spaces of Northeastern Oregon.

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Joyce Reynolds-Ward is a speculative fiction writer who splits her time between Enterprise and Portland, Oregon. Her short stories have appeared in Well…It’s Your Cow, Children of a Different Sky, Steam. And Dragons, Allegory, River, and Fantasy Scroll Magazine, among others. Her books include Shadow Harvest, Alien Savvy, Netwalking Space, Pledges of Honor (2018 Self Published Fantasy BlogOff Semifinalist), Challenges of Honor, and Klone’s Stronghold. Projected 2019 book publications include Beating the Apocalypse and Choices of Honor. Joyce has edited two anthologies, Pulling Up Stakes (2018), and Whimsical Beasts (2019). Besides writing, Joyce enjoys reading, quilting, horses, skiing, and outdoor activities. She has been a member of Soroptimist International of Wallowa County since 2017.

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River-Kissed

Mar 11, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 15 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction post-apocalypse River shapeshifting transformation journey

An older woman seeks transformation in order to help her people. But can she successfully complete her pilgrimage and join with the River? Originally published in Alma Alexander's anthology RIVER.

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So Sorry About Your Loss

Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 18 views

Horror Science Fiction dark #alien invasion #badbad greeting cards

A rather grim take on greeting cards, inspired by a former colleague's exasperated comment that "there's a greeting card for EVERYTHING these days!"

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Our Lady of Justice

Feb 22, 2019 · 3,967 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 31 views

Fantasy self-discovery superhero trickster

In a world where St. Catherine of Siena is the patron saint of those affected by the superhero virus, Coyote reveals that one of St. Catherine's Sisters, Alice Mary, is an unknown superhero. Alice Mary struggles to find what her power is--and discovers it in an unexpected manner.

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