The Lorelei Signal
Edited by Carol Hightshoe
Welcome to the Jul - Sept '23 Issue of The Lorelei Signal
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Stories in this Issue:
Because of the disruption caused by my move from Colorado to Texas this is a double issue with the April and July stories.
by M.O. Bishop
Things on a piece of piece is rarely the same as the real world, and this also applies to things not on a sheet of paper.
by Mike Morgan
Malekim is the most famous sorcerer in the world, but she wants more—and she's willing to go to war to get it. The only problem is, who can she trust not to stab her in the back when she robs the source of all magic? Why, herself, of course; in fact, a whole army of herself...
by Roxana Arama
A mother who would do anything to save her young son’s life.
But first, she must learn what’s killing him.
by Austin Worley
When she makes an unexpected discovery while on a mission for the Order of Watchers, Arlise Dun must reckon with the woman she once was and the woman she hopes to be.
by R. Jean Mathieu
Two women find themselves in the position to write Earth's epitaph...if they can get it out in the next few hours before the gamma ray burst scours Earth for good.
by Rachel Rodman
Alice pursues the White Rabbit (her evolutionary cousin), attends a tea party honoring a distant ancestor, and challenges a creationist queen.
by Gordon Sun
A physician faces hostility due to her willingness to treat supernatural beings, while harboring an unusual secret of her own.
by C.K. Butcher
Forena was born and raised for one purpose, to exact revenge on behalf of her mothers. This modern take on mythology challenges our preconceived notions of power, gods, and goddesses.
by Ray Daley
It's the kind of pub every adventurer goes in at least once.
Absolute chaos, until they arrive.
by Robert Dawson
Lauri's parents are the custodians of Pika, a ghost town in the far north.
Her only friend there is a girl who died before Lauri was born.
And it's Halloween...
by Andrew Rucker Jones
Young Lorraine Quincy Parks is at odds with her grandmother about attending a Black Lives Matter rally when she inadvertently summons a curious imp who may be able to help.
by Mary Jo Rabe
Julienne Fredricks makes herself unpopular while trying to keep the settlers on Mars safe. After she becomes popular, she can no longer keep them safe.
by Elana Gomel
Who would you rather be: the dragonslayer or the dragon?
by Avra Margariti
by Charles Kyffhausen
Greek plays, usually bad ones, end with a deus ex machina: a machine lowers an actor who portrays a god onto the stage to solve the mortals' problems. This time, however, only a mortal can save the world and the gods themselves.
by Carys Crossen
After giving birth to her first child, Heather realises that the magpies congregating in her garden are a threat to her baby. But how can she fight back against birds rumoured to be in league with the Devil?
by Jennifer Elise Wang
by Tracy Falenwolfe
With one bizarre job interview, mousy Evelyn Reid changes her life so she can change the world.
by Lisa Timpf
by Maureen Bowden
Odysseus returned to his wife Penelope after the Trojan war, but Homer got some of the details wrong.
by Pamela Love
by Mike Adamson
In a land before our history, the courageous fight to preserve the last vestiges of a lost empire in the face of raw, young peoples whose fury would tear down all that once was. A warrior-witch finds a new ally among those who would shun the cities, and cleave to wild nature as the only true home.
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The Lorelei Signal (ISSN: 2158-6160) is published quarterly, by WolfSinger Publications.
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