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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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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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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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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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“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 …
Click below to read more on the world’s first symposium about one, totally awesome movie…
The Latest issue of Luna Station Quarterly is live and available to purchase as a digital download or a lovely hardcopy to hold in your hands. Or, you can read it for free at the LSQ site. It’s chock full of exciting, thought provoking, fantastical tales. Enjoy!
My latest column is ready to read at Luna Station Quarterly.
Toys are important to a child but too many of them can be a handicap. A child who has a chest full of ready-made playthings often becomes indifferent to them. Eventually none amuse or please and the toy-owner becomes restless, dissatisfied, and frequently difficult to live with. Such a child urgently needs a wholesome release … Continue reading Making+Doing=Being
Jennifer Lyn Parsons is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Luna Station Quarterly, a magazine that publishes speculative fiction by emerging women authors. LSQ is celebrating its 5-year anniversary, and what better way to get things started than with a wonderful interview by the fine folks at Weightless Books. Click here for the interview.
I’m not too old to be deeply moved by Sia’s “Chandelier.” It makes me think of someone I once knew well and lost, for various reasons, one of them being her lifestyle choices. She died before she could break free. Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler were outstanding in their Grammy performance piece of this song. … Continue reading “Chandelier”
ADDitude Magazine provides “strategies and support for ADHD and LD.” They reprinted my Huffington Post essay about my daughter’s struggle with Tourette Syndrome. The magazine is a wonderful resource, and I hope you’ll pass it along to anyone you know who could benefit from it. Thank you! Move Therapy: How Frozen Gave My Daughter Hope
My latest column is available at Luna Station Quarterly.
I’m happy to announce that I’m one of the new assistant editors at Luna Station Quarterly, a speculative fiction zine for emerging women writers founded and headed by Jennifer Lyn Parsons. This is in addition to my LSQ column, “What’s in a Fairy Tale?” The LSQ Website offers daily features, including reviews and interviews, as […]
Image by doodlemachine/iStockphoto What do Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, The Wind in the Willows and countless other novels, legends, fairy tales, fables and myths have in common? They have woods, of course–deep, dark, primeval, archetypal woods. It’s where the heart and soul of the story reside, and, not coincidentally, it’s where our hearts […]
“Sisters and Brothers,” my post in honor of the UN commemoration of the international day to end violence against women is up at Luna Station Quarterly.
Click on the image below to read Mallory Ortberg’s adroit piece.
“The individual fairy tale is not itself a myth, but it presupposes a mythic framework of surprise, dependence or vulnerability, the balancing of anxiety with expectation: a thumbnail sketch of human experience in a bewildering natural and emotional environment.” (“why we need fairy tales now more than ever” by Rowan Williams, New Statesman, December 22, […]