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1. Stillness

Fiction writers and storytellers are forced to be aware of time because they must make it flow. If the story takes place during 24 hours or several hundred years, time must flow at a pace that can be experienced by the reader or listener. In action-packed stories, time passes like the beating of a drum, […]

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2. “Leonora”

We all know that clowns, ventriloquists’ dummies, and scarecrows are some of the creepiest things in creation. But there’s something far worse. According to tvtropes.org in “Creepy Doll“: Dolls are perceived as harmless, and they can be gorgeous and/or adorable, but there’s still something scary about dolls. It’s probably because many of them fit squarely […]

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3. An interview with Katherine Langrish: British author, storyteller, and folklorist

Katherine Langrish is an award-winning author of children’s and young adult historical fantasy. Her meticulous research, gorgeous prose, and instinct for a good story have won her many fans around the world. Since 2009, Katherine has been the creator of the outstanding blog Seven Miles of Steel Thistles where she shares her thoughts and fascinating […]

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4. What’s in a fairy tale?–Birds

Birds seem to represent nearly everything. They are world travelers, stay-at-homers, tiny, gigantic, fast, slow, flying, grounded, swimming, meat eaters, seed eaters, friendly and not-so-friendly. They are gorgeous and plain, intelligent and dull, mysterious and in-your-face. They have been deemed messengers of the gods, departing souls, and guides to the spirit world. Myths and legends are […]

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5. The Heroine’s Journey in Room

Room (2015) is a movie directed by Lenny Abrahamson, written by Emma Donoghue (based on her award-winning novel), and starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. It’s about a woman kept prisoner by a rapist in a backyard shed for seven years where she gives birth to a son and raises him for five years before […]

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6. LSQ Issue 025

The latest issue of Luna Station Quarterly is ready to read, and it is a colossal collection of absolutely fabulous science fiction and fantasy by women authors. You can read for free, but why not buy a copy (print or digital) and support the authors and illustrator? The cover this issue, and for the rest […]

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7. To-the-point writing advice

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8. Huffington Post piece: women living with male aggression

What do the recent federal election in Canada and the new year’s eve attacks on women in Cologne, Germany have in common? Political leaders caught micromanaging the intimate details of women’s lives. Read my article “What Women Wear Daily: Male Aggression” for more.

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9. Goodbye Mr. Rickman

Alan Rickman's varied and unique film legacy will not soon be forgotten.

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10. Red Shoes

What do Dorothy Gale, Christian Louboutin, and Hans Christian Andersen’s poor Karen have in common? Red shoes, of course.

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11. Polar Poetry

A beautiful, frosty day in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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12. Editors’ Choice for Bewildering Stories

"Baug's Hollow" by Cathrin Hagey was selected for the Fourth Quarterly Review, 2015 at Bewildering Stories.

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13. Wanderers: A Short Film by Erik Wernquist

Know your place. This short 2014 film responds: My place is in the universe. Thanks to A.E. Ash for the initial link to the film, embedded in her witty and wise article “Giving of Thanks, Nerd Version,” for Luna Station Quarterly, November 26, 2015.

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14. “Baug’s Hollow” at BEWILDERING STORIES

I’m very pleased to announce that Bewildering Stories has published one of my fairy tales. “New contributor Cathrin Hagey introduces Henrike, who can’t last another Norse winter without her husband, Baug. She falls into their common grave, and that’s where the story begins–in Baug’s Hollow.” I hope you’ll bookmark bewilderingstories.com for the high quality, free novels, […]

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15. “Baug’s Hollow” at BEWILDERING STORIES

I’m very pleased to announce that Bewildering Stories has published one of my fairy tales. “New contributor Cathrin Hagey introduces Henrike, who can’t last another Norse winter without her husband, Baug. She falls into their common grave, and that’s where the story begins–in Baug’s Hollow.” I hope you’ll bookmark bewilderingstories.com for the high quality, free novels, […]

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16. “Eyes on the Stars”

Published on Jan 27, 2013 by StoryCorps “On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South […]

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17. “Eyes on the Stars”

Published on Jan 27, 2013 by StoryCorps “On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South […]

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18. Koi Story by Emma Brett-Phare

I’ve been telling myself that I’m doing research for a short story so that I can watch Japanese culture videos. This short animation of the legend of the koi is divine in its simplicity, and simply divine.

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19. Siri-Ishtar: Apple’s digital goddess might be older than you think

  “Scientific studies have shown that people generally find women’s voices more pleasing than men’s,” writes Brandon Griggs in his October 21, 2011 article for CNN (“Why computer voices are …

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20. The Best of Luna Station Quarterly

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21. My Interview @ Luna Station Quarterly

Luna Station Quarterly is a publisher of speculative fiction by up-and-coming women authors and has recently celebrated five successful years in the business by launching an anthology. LSQ plans to feature every …

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22. “Behind the Trees” by Amanda Palmer & Avi Ofer

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23. “His Soul” in Issue 023 of LSQ

Issue 023 of Luna Station Quarterly is live and available in paperback and ebook. Year Six of Luna Station Quarterly continues, with our All Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Mythology Issue!…From an old forest to the far side of the moon, from the Garden of Eden to the mysterious quiet of a faery gravesite, these stories continue the lineage […]

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24. Beautiful Bonsai

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25. Koi Story by Emma Brett-Phare

I’ve been telling myself that I’m doing research for a short story so that I can watch Japanese culture videos. This short animation of the legend of the koi is divine in its simplicity, and simply divine.

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