As of August 1, 2014, “Worlds Less Traveled,” my short story about an Earth attorney struggling with psychosis and a mysterious alien at an off-world deposition, has ended its month as the featured story at Comets and Criminals. The story, and its audio presentation, can now be found at THIS LINK.
In the meantime, a wonderful new story, “La Rosa Still in Bloom” by Beth Cato, is the
August featured story, in text or audio, at the Comets and Criminals MAIN PAGE. The story begins:
Rosa spied Mason marching downhill, the formerly pregnant swell of his beer belly dwindled to a saggy bump. Morning light glinted along the barrel of the shotgun in his hands. She tapped her fingers against the windowsill and calculated the days since electricity failed: twenty-three. The chill of autumn crept into her very bones as the house creaked and sang to itself. As far as she knew, beyond their hill the human race had ceased to be…
Beth Cato is a prolific speculative fiction writer. She is author of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER, a steampunk fantasy novel from Harper Voyager. Her short fiction is in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Daily Science Fiction. She’s a Hanford, California native transplanted to the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband, son, and requisite cat.
To learn more about Beth Cato and her work, please visit HER SITE.