Quick Bites: Reading Round Up #2, Short Stories

Love to see people reading and enjoying my stuff 🙂

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Hello, welcome to this selection of Quick Bites. Today I wanted to cover some short form fiction I’ve been reading lately.

Tackling:

  • Flash fiction collections by Isabel Caves
  • The Inconvenient God By Francesca Forrest
  • Hand Me Downs by Maria Haskins

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Escape Pod Emulation for Isabel Caves

Honoured to be featured on Freya Pickard’s blog this month for her E-pod Interview series. It’s a sci fi themed author interview series – your mothership is under attack. You get away in an escape pod – what 5 items do you take with you?
Follow the link to see which items I took!

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Welcome once more to my Escape Pod Interview series. If you’re not familiar with this kind of post, please read the back story at Escape Pod Emulation!
Whose in the Escape Pod today? Well, hello there! It’s Isabel Caves!
I’m going to be the one to save my people – my 5 items will allow me to uncover the weaknesses of the strange beings who have attacked us, and devise a plan to restore peace and justice.
My Complete Guide to Alien Species – I’m going to spend every second of my escape researching the strange beings who have attacked us. They must have a weakness. I bet I’ll find it in here.
My ice cloud gun – in case any of them snuck on board. They can toggle between solid, liquid and gaseous phases. In their gaseous form they can spread thin enough to be invisible. A cloud…

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Pure Haiku’s theme this trimester is “Celestial Bodies”. I have to admit, I struggled a bit with this one. My haiku tend to be inspired by things I’ve experienced in the natural world – and, well, I’ve never been to outer space. I did however manage to spit out an acceptable haiku 🙂

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alien city

a golden moon embraces

needles of black glass

© Isabel Caves 2018

Isabel Caves is a poet and fiction writer who loves to share all the weird and wonderful things that tumble from her mind. More of her writing and information about her published books can be found at Isabel’s blog.

The image of the “needles of black glass” haunted me from the first reading.

This haiku is part of our Celestial Bodies theme!

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May 2018 #AltRead Book Cover Award Nominees! Have you voted yet? #BookCover

Sassy Brit’s running a monthly book cover contest over at Alternate-read.com. I’ve entered Strange Beings for May. There are 9 other beautiful covers to choose from, so head on over and pick your fave !

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The “Alternative” Sassy Brit Book Cover Award 2018

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The “Alternative” Sassy Brit Book Cover Award

MAY 2018 NOMINATIONS!

A celebration of talent! Thank you to everyone taking part and all your entries. If you do not see your cover here, it is most likely going to be up for voting next month. Enjoy these beautiful covers!

The Fed Up Cow

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Hilda is FED-UP with being a cow so she decides to be a sheep, then a pig and even a chicken. Is the grass any greener on the other side?

Buy Now! Amazon UK / Amazon USA /  Goodreads 

Visit Artist / Designer Website : Maria Dasic Todoric (Website not provided).


Strange Beings

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23 flash fiction tales of mages, witches, demons, faeries, ghosts, and those beings for which we have no name.

Buy Now! Smashwords / iTunes / Author Website

Visit Artist / Designer Website : Lindsay Tiry


Eyes Don’t…

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The Outcast’s Bloghouse Welcomes… Isabel Caves

I’m finally a member of the Outcast’s Bloghouse, courtesy of the lovely Jessica Bakkers 🙂

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This week’s member inducted into The Oucast’s Bloghouse is the elusive, ethereal princess, Isabel Caves.

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Young, New Zealand born Isabel is a wordsmith beyond compare when it comes to haunting poetry and lyrical haikus. This is evident in the numerous magazines that have picked up Isabel’s haikus for publication.

Further, Isabel’s short stories carry on her whimsical, fantasy themes and often deal with magic and fantastical characters. Isabel’s collection of short stories in her anthology “Ephemeral” is available as a free ebook to tempt readers to cross into her world of the unreal.

As well as capturing fantasy and magic in her poetry and short stories, Isabel tries to capture the magic in our everyday life through her other passion; photography.

To find out more and catch up on Isabel’s magical works, head over to Isabel Caves and have a look around. You’ll be delighted.

In homage to Isabel’s magical way…

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