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James Van Pelt

Writing Advice

Published Oct 7, 2020 · 1,202 words (5 minutes) · 1 like · 148 views

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Writers hear much advice at conventions. Everyone has an opinion on how to walk the writing tightrope, but sometimes the advice just sounds wrong. I was listening to a panel of editors when one weighed in with what she pronounced as an inviolable rule, "Never start with the weather," which gave me, of course, the first sentence of this story.

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James Van Pelt

Floaters

Published Aug 20, 2020 · 7,979 words (30 minutes) · 165 views

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What if you traveled into the future, and the world was completely destroyed? Wouldn't you do anything to change our fate? Would there be anything you'd be unwilling to sacrifice?

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Tarot of the Animal Lords

Updated Jun 1, 2020 · 6,181 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 143 views

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A young woman navigates an apocalyptic landscape . . . with her wolfish lover stalking her.

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James Van Pelt

Talking to Public Radio about a Story on Curious Fictions

Published May 28, 2020 · 174 words (1 minute) · 231 views

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Author James Van Pelt talks to Colorado Public Radio about writing science fiction about a pandemic, twenty years before today's events.

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Post-Apocalyptic Fiction After 9/11 and Covid

Published Apr 30, 2020 · 445 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 267 views

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James Van Pelt ruminates on what it means to write apocalyptic fiction in a world that seems to be rehearsing for it.

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Rhiannon Rasmussen

How to Survive the Apocalypse

Published Mar 22, 2020 · 849 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 309 views

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Beauty tip essentials for the zombie apocalypse, or a short meditation on societal norms.

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Joe Pitkin

A Murmuration of Starlings

Published Mar 14, 2020 · 5,936 words (22 minutes) · 401 views

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Dr. Evelyn Cole has been recruited to eradicate a massive population of starlings in sleepy Fort Clark, Washington, as part of an effort to combat a pandemic. But she soon finds that there is more to these starlings, and to the infection they carry, than she thought...

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Did you know that Mozart kept a pet starling? These beautiful birds are often viewed in North America as pests (as they are not native). But I love these birds and the many sounds they make -- they do a very good job of imitating hawks...
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Caren Gussoff Sumption

As They Get Warmer, They Give A Little

Published Feb 14, 2020 · 3,689 words (14 minutes) · 240 views

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The silliest version of the apocalypse, in tight leather pants. Originally published in After The Fall, edited by Alex Davis (2014) and SKEW, edited by Ben Lehman (2013) .

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James Van Pelt

Fine Dining in the Apocalypse

Published Feb 5, 2020 · 1,113 words (5 minutes) · 297 views

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Throw a thousand people into the same situation, and you will have a thousand different experiences, even if that situation is the apocalypse. Be our guest, at the end of the world.

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Charlotte Platt

Zom-bees

Published Dec 4, 2019 · 536 words (2 minutes) · 313 views

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A short story about rebuilding the world in surprising ways.

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