We're joined on this episode by author and Nebula Award finalist, Merc Fenn Wolfmoor (@Merc_Wolfmoor). Merc reads their short horror story, "When Dreams Like Fire Spread," and we talk about horror, portal fantasies, queer representation, and fanfiction. Merc's newest story, "Bring the Bones That Sing," is now up on Diabolical Plots!
A transcript of the episode, provided by D. H. Dunn, is available here.
Things we mention on this episode:
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Robot Dinosaur Fiction
AJ Hackwith's appearance on Tales from the Trunk
The Magnus Archives
Welcome to Night Vale
X Minus One
"This is Not a Wardrobe Door," by Merc Fenn Wolfmoor
In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan
Dawn of the Dead
They Live (alluded to)
The Destroy anthology series
Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction!
Nightmare Magazine being edited by Wendy Wagner beginning in 2021
Be the Serpent
Archive Of Our Own
My Battery Is Low and It Is Getting Dark
The Dystopia Triptych
Silk & Steel
Sword and Sonnet
No Shit, There I Was
Architects of Memory, by Karen Osborne
Join us again on August 7th for whatever our next Shelter in Place special, and August 21st, when our guest will be Karen Osborne
Friends, somehow it is July of twenty twenty. We’re still sheltering in place, here in Beautiful Oakland, California, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. I hope that wherever you are in the world, you and your friends and loved ones are safe and well.
For this month’s Shelter in Place episode, we’re diving back into my trunk, all the way back to the spring of 2010, a whole entire decade ago, to brush some of the dust off of another story that I wrote for an assignment. I don’t recall what, if anything, I was given as a prompt, but I turned it into another vaguely horror-y tunnel story, which should surprise approximately nobody.
Actually, this story predates “Green Line,” which I read on our April episode, by about a year.
Join us again on July 17th, when Merc Fenn Wolfmoor will be on the show!