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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.
Published May 4, 2019 · 979 words (4 minutes) · 19 views
Campaign manager Molly Martinez has a bigger problem than she anticipated when her friend Reed McAllen, the manager for the candidate in the next Congressional district, disappears. Things are not what they seem to be....
Published Apr 11, 2019 · 3,948 words (15 minutes) · 51 views
Previously published in Alma Alexander's anthology, CHILDREN OF A DIFFERENT SKY. When the witch Yarrow comes home to a warning of betrayal--can she trust the bearer of the warning? Or is escape even possible?
Published Apr 5, 2019 · 2,504 words (10 minutes) · 50 views
Previously published in JAY LAKE: INTELLIGENTLY REDESIGNED (2008). A limited edition anthology edited by J.K. Richard, written by friends of Jay Lake for Jay after his first bout with colon cancer. One of my very few zombie stories, written during my hardcore ski bum days while teaching special education classes at Welches Middle School. Several of my students advised me on the appropriate jargon for the era. Ah, Jay. You left us far too soon. Thanks for the inspiration.
Published Mar 27, 2019 · 2,094 words (8 minutes) · 61 views
An outtake from the NETWALK SEQUENCE series. Back in 2013 I played around with some different perspectives while trying to get up the nerve to write the last two books of the current series. This one looks at the relationship between the couple who lead Melanie Fielding's Security--set between NETWALKER UPRISING and NETWALK'S CHILDREN.
Published Mar 11, 2019 · 3,991 words (15 minutes) · 58 views
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.
Published Mar 5, 2019 · 1,180 words (5 minutes) · 50 views
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!"
Published Feb 22, 2019 · 3,967 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 79 views
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.