Another Publication in AntipodeanSF

I am excited to let you know that my flash fiction “Malfunction” has been published in the January issue of AntipodeanSF, an Australian speculative fiction magazine. This is my second publication in this venue (the first being “Stranded” last August). Anyway, “Malfunction” is a very short, swift piece (a little over 500 words) which features irresponsible aliens, dangerous cargo, and briefly – very briefly – also one of my most favorite things in the world of SF: dinosaurs. Enough talk, give the story a read and let me know what you though of it.

Have a good one!

ML

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“Stranded” featured in AntipodeanSF Radio Show

My flash fiction “Stranded”, published in the August issue of AntipodeanSF, has just been featured in the latest episode of the AntipodeanSF Radio Show called Akirafujii. So those of you who prefer the spoken word over the written word can head on over there and enjoy the story in audio format.

I wish you all a happy New Year!

ML

My Novelette “Reunion” Published in Aphelion

I am happy to let you know that my novelette “Reunion” has been published in the December/January issue of Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is by far the longest work I’ve ever written, spanning across some 11,400 words. The funny thing is that it wasn’t even supposed to be this long (I’d planned for it to be a fast-paced action flick of about half the resulting length). It did remain fast-paced (I hope) but it also swelled with an additional scene or two (or three, four,…).

Anyway, enough rambling: The story centers on a duo of protagonists you know from one of my previous piece (Making Your Own Luck) who happen to run into each other on board of an old space station in the middle of nowhere. Although their encounter is not exactly pleasant, it pales in comparison with what awaits them afterwards when someone with whom they are both painfully familiar appears on the station. You can read the story here.

Let me know what you think!

ML

New Publication in 101 Words

My drabble “The First Contact” has just been published in 101 Words. As the name suggests, it’s a take on the classic story about the first encounter between humans and an intelligent alien civilization – but with a twist! I have to admit that because of the extremely short format working on this piece was quite challenging (writing longer texts comes more naturally to me) but it was definitely an interesting experience. Let me know what you think of “The First Contact” below.

Have a great weekend!

ML

New Publication in Aphelion

I am excited to announce that my short story “Labyrinth” has just been published in Aphelion: The Webzine of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is one of my longer pieces (nearly 5,000 words) but not the newest one – I actually wrote it last December and spent quite some time afterward modifying the first draft until I was somewhat satisfied with the result. The story takes place in a not-so-distant future where genetic engineering is rampant and some people are just unlucky enough to have to deal with its unforeseen consequences. You can read the story here.

See you on the flip side!

ML

A Short Intro

Welcome to my very own author site. I have actually been thinking about creating one for a while now, especially since I am not a big fan of conventional social media (I do have Facebook but I aim to spend as little time on it as possible) and I figured I’d want a way to promote my work and establish communication with like-minded entities sooner or later. So here we are.

Now, I am not a blogger which means that the frequency of my future posts will be rather lower (I sincerely apologize for that in advance). That being said, I will definitely be posting updates regarding my future publications and dutifully replying to any and all questions that pop up around here.

Well, that’s about it for now. If you’ve already read any of my pieces and liked/disliked them, please don’t be shy and drop a comment.

Thank you for reading and see you around!

ML