Blackboard Galaxy

      Sarina Dorie
Blackboard Galaxy

Blackboard Galaxy is a humorous science fiction story about a teacher who has dreamed of teaching in space. Now that she is living her dream, she must find ways to discipline students besides eating them, as that is the standard protocol among alien teachers. This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The author based this story on her experiences teaching.Blackboard Galaxy is a humorous science fiction story about a teacher who has dreamed of teaching in space. Now that she is living her dream, she must find ways to discipline students besides eating them, as that is the standard protocol among alien teachers. This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The author based this story on her experiences teaching middle school students. The line, "Does this look like a face that cares?" is a direct quote from a thirteen year old.

Read online

    Demon Eyes

      Sarina Dorie
Demon Eyes

“Demon Eyes,” is a 2,100 word, quirky urban fantasy story. It is about a young woman who is frustrated she always has red-eye in photos despite attempts to correct it. When the photo clerk point out to her the reason her eyes are red is because she’s a demon, her quiet evening of picking up photos is turned upside down by a series of surreal events.“Demon Eyes,” is a 2,100 word, quirky urban fantasy story. It is about a young woman who is frustrated she always has red-eye in photos despite attempts to correct it. When the photo clerk point out to her the reason her eyes are red is because she’s a demon, her quiet evening of picking up photos is turned upside down by a series of surreal events. The story was originally published in Youth Imagination.

Read online

    The Day of the Nuptial Flight

      Sarina Dorie
The Day of the Nuptial Flight

On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans.On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans. Along Rover’s journey he finds he holds a key to helping humans overcome their infertility on his planet and offers a solution for uniting his people with the newcomers to his world.“The Day of the Nuptial Flight” is a 10,000 word science fiction novelette originally published in Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Read online

    Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy

      Sarina Dorie
Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy

Junior necromancer, Roger, and zombie sniffer, Cindy, from Mortimer’s School of Dark Arts come to the rescue in order to sing the dead back to sleep. When Roger’s plan backfires and he coughs loud enough to wake the dead, they conclude they need someone to rescue them! Can their blossoming romance survive a zombie uprising—and more importantly, will they survive? This is a humorous short story.When a videographer decides to record a “Thriller” video with real zombies, he quickly finds out dead men can’t dance—and are much more inclined to eat brains. Junior necromancer, Roger, and zombie sniffer, Cindy, from Mortimer’s School of Dark Arts come to the rescue in order to sing the dead back to sleep. When Roger’s plan backfires and he coughs loud enough to wake the dead, they conclude they need someone to rescue them! Can their blossoming romance survive a zombie uprising—and more importantly, will they survive? This is a 3500 word humorous fantasy/horror story.

Read online

    Greener on the Other Side

      Sarina Dorie
Greener on the Other Side

This is a very different retelling of the Frog Prince story with other fairy tales mixed in. In this humorous story, a frog named Prince Charming must break his curse in order to become a prince. It is about a short story that is 3,500 words. It previously won the Allasso humor award.The last survivors of the Community fight to live and die in authenticity and love while Others thrive: an account of an end of our species. An End, a short story, was first published by Mixer Publishing.From An End:"When Matthew returned there were twelve. He found the eleven others pressed shoulder to shoulder under a corrugated metal roof like thick lines of Others waiting to plug in and make their dull eyes bright. He listened to the rain on the roof. Twelve seemed too many. No matter, all love. The rain stopped and the twelve dispersed to their digging, planting, hoeing, picking, macheteing, cooking, eating, conversing, excreting, to their coffee, to their macadamia, and to their cane.Matthew returned to the routine of the days. He forgot to count them. It did not take him long to not think anything of note. The other Community members spoke often, but often without expressing clear thoughts. He occasionally spoke to Mary of nothing. He had a conversation with Maggie that caused him unhappiness. He did not think about it. It was forgotten. He worked in silence."

Read online