Happy Friday, everyone! Our friend and colleague from Queer SciFi joins us this week with an e-zine fantasy story! Dragons in the mall? :o
All The Pleasures Prove
by Jeff Baker
A magical short story (in more ways than one!) involving love, spells, and dragons. This is part of Jeff’s Food Garden Court series – don’t forget to check out his website for more.
As Jeff himself says, “The Food Garden Court and its denizens were created for a flash fiction picture prompt site (“Friday Flash Fics”) with the picture being a garden-area food court. I’d worked in one so a magical mall in a magical world seemed like a fun idea. I’ve written three earlier stories and the idea of Skid and T’amec being more than friends just popped into the most recent story, despite hints in the other two. It was fun exploring their relationship as well as the usual mall strangeness.
1983 graduate of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, where he still lives, Jeff Baker has published fiction in “The Necronomicon of Solar Pons,” poetry in “Space and Time,” and non-fiction in “Lambda Literary Review” and the “Amazing Stories” website. He is a columnist for Queer SciFi and a regular contributor to the RoM/Mantic Reads e-zine. He claims to be the product of a misspent youth reading comic books and watching “Bewitched” and “Night Gallery.” He has been together with Darryl Thompson since 2010. They married in 2016. Of course, their house is filled with books.
2/3/2023 09:23:15 pm
Oh, that was wonderful, Angel! I listened to it on my way to the store! A perfect reading! And the promo for RoMMantic Reads is much appreciated!
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Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.