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Synopsis: A young man suspects someone has been changing past tribal records.
After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions.
Podcast discussions of this short story, and others, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Youtube.
In our exchange student program, you can literally study anywhere or anywhen you can imagine. We'll send you to new planets. We'll send you to new dimensions and realms of existence. We'll send you through time itself!
Don't believe me? This exciting anthology contains many tales of our thrilling and educational exchange student program. You'll read tales of aliens coming to earth and humans traveling to alien worlds. You'll meet a denizen of Hell who travels to Heaven. Some students will discover their super powers on their journey. Other students will have encounters with the undead. You'll meet a law enforcement officer who travels to the realm of the fae to help solve a crime of truly interdimensional proportions.
Featuring twenty-two amazing stories by Roze Albina Ches, Jaleta Clegg, Ken Goldman, Paula Hammond, Sheila Hartney, Chisto Healy, Joachim Heijndermans, Sean Jones, Tim Kane, Alden Loveshade, Tim McDaniel, J Louis Messina, Jennifer Moore, Brian Gene Olson, David B. Riley, Katherine Quevedo, Holly Schofield, Jonathan Shipley, Lesley L. Smith, Emily Martha Sorensen, Margret A. Treiber and Sherry Yuan
Nano Nightmares has been a truly international project, involving writers from right across the globe and demonstrating the similarities in what frightens and horrifies us. It is fascinating to see common themes from very different societies - human fears that reverberate from the Americas and Europe, Asia and as far as Australia. Are you scared of spiders? Being buried alive? Prepare to be chilled to the bone and leave the lights on while you indulge in these tiny titbits of terror!
After Dinner Conversation - Season Two is a collection of the best short stories published in the After Dinner Conversation series to date. Short stories span all genres; science-fiction, near-future, dystopia, spiritual, fantasy, urban fantasy, AI, historical fiction, contemporary women, political, horror, thriller, and children's stories. The important thing is that the story is compelling, and that it asks a specific ethical or moral question. Imagine the "trolley problem" in short story form.
"...a terrific collection of short stories (for teaching) courses on civics, ethics, or contemporary social problems, in high school or junior college." Philosophy Professor at Chapel Hill, Luc Bovens
"Tears Your Heart. Heart breaking discussions fueled by this book." Amazon Reviewer MariaJ
"...these stories as a whole so far, have been haunting, staying with me long past finishing." Amazon Reviewer Andrea L. Stoeckel
Each short story is also accompanied by discussion questions for the reader, or for a group of readers, to discuss. Many of the short stories have associated podcast discussions on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and Youtube, as well as on our website, After Dinner Conversation.
Included Stories Top Ranked In The Following Amazon Categories!
- #1 in Utilitarianism Philosophy
- #1 in Aesthetics
- #1 in Parenting Morals & Responsibility
- #1 in Faith & Spirituality
- #1 in Pragmatism
- #2 in Historical Fiction Short Stories
- #1 in Physician & Patient Medical Ethics
- #1 in Occult Magic
- #1 in Free Will And Determinism
- #2 in Religious Studies - Ethics
- #1 in Religious Intolerance
- #1 in Political Fiction
- #1 in Greek & Roman Philosophy
- #1 in Jurisprudence
- #1 in Ethics & Morality
- #1 in Good & Evil Philosophy
- #1 in Children's Books on Values
- #1 in State & Local Government
- #1 in Christian Ethics
- #3 in Women's Fantasy Fiction
- #2 in Corruption & Misconduct in Politics
- #1 in Death, Grief & Spirituality
- #2 in Teen & Young Adult Short Stories
- #1 in Tribal & Ethnic Religions
- #1 in 45-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
- #1 in 30-Minute Teen & Young Adult Short Reads
- #1 in 30-Minute Literature & Fiction Short Reads
- #1 in 30-Minute Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Short Reads
- #2 in 45-Minute Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Reads
- #2 in Christian Homeschooling
- #2 in Parenting Morals & Responsibility
- #1 in Natural Law Perspectives<
This volume contains stories set in imaginative other-worlds where society can take many different patterns. Stories by: Tanith Lee, Neil Williamson, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Phenderson Djeli Clark, Meghan Hutchins, Tom Fletcher, Melissa Mead, and more
* A girl stows-away on a ship battling to obtain scarce water in a world where the seas are made of lava.
* As dark forces destroy his city, a man has visions of a different life in a peaceful world. Which is the dream and which reality?
* Can an island woman negotiate a dangerous deal with death mages to silence the volcano that threatens her people?
* A shaman’s young assistant is poisoned for discovering a dangerous secret.
* An investigator tries to decipher the message from assassins who use very aggressive flower arranging.
Includes stories set in the worlds of Tanith Lee's 'Tales from the Flat Earth', Neil Williamson's 'The Moon King', and Tom Fletcher’s 'Gleam'.
Enjoy nineteen stories of fantasy, adventure, and magic set in unique lands beyond the edge of the known world.
Featuring stories by:
Blaize M. Kaye > N.G. Lancaster > Melissa Mead > Thomas Pask > Jason J. McCuiston > Jeffrey B. Burton > K.G. Anderson > Angus Cervantes > Belle Wong > C.R. Beideman > Rhonda Eikamp > Holly Schofield > Jack Lothian > Frances Pauli > Katherine Quevedo > Erica Ruppert > C.R. Hodges > Michael Robertson > Kevin M. Folliard > Alter S. Reiss > Tom Marcinko
*A Word from Our Editor by Amy Henry Robinson
*Hermes VII by Donna J. W. Munro
*Sasha's Pattern, Sonia's Edge by Katherine Quevedo
*Juliet Silver and the Sea of Prosperity by Wendy Nikel
*e-Lon 4 Breaks a Mirror by Aurelius Raines II
*Naiad by Cameryn Araduke
*The Muse Does Not Give a Fuck about Your Personal Safety by Jennifer Crow
*The Last by Premee Mohamed
*Artist Interview with Erion Makuo
*It’s Cute How Hard You Try: Carol Danvers and Ambition by Tacoma Tomilson
Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features short stories and poetry. We publish original content with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth.
New issues will be published each January, April, July, October.
Flash Fiction is traditionally thought of to be stories that are 1,000 words or smaller. We do stretch that word count a little if the mood strikes us. The great thing about Flash Fiction is that these are satisfying stories packaged up in a bite size format. Great to read on the commuter train, during your lunch break at work, or while waiting for soccer practice to end.
In this issue we have 16 flash fiction stories from these authors:
D.A. Xiaolin Spires
Deborah L. Davitt
Robert S. Wilson