The Lorelei Signal

Edited by Carol Hightshoe

ISSN: 2158-6160


Welcome to the Oct - Dec '21 Issue of The Lorelei Signal

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Stories in this Issue:


by Lisa Timpf

When Alicia Stoneworth is called to Avmore Retirement Home on a missing persons’ case, she welcomes the opportunity to check out the facility. Secretly, she hopes she’ll be able to gather ammunition to convince her sister to move their Dad into a residence, where he’ll be around other people, instead of caring for him at home with the assistance of a health care android. But as Alicia and her partner come closer to solving the case, she realizes it may be time to set aside her assumptions—and give her sister the benefit of the doubt.


by Liam Hogan

The fate of the cosmos depends on a game of cards, between order and chaos, known and unknown. The balance is more than you might think.

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by Marsheila Rockwell


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by Dawn Vogel

Wimma and Vesper, seamstresses to Princess Orchid, use their skills to help the princess make the statement she needs.


by Victoria Brun

Few mages could save someone from bush viper venom, although Mara Hista High Mage of the East was one of them. But that was a cruel irony. No mage, not even one as powerful as she, could cast magic on herself.


by Diana Fedorak

A young Japanese woman seeks recognition in a male-dominated occupation and way of life in feudal Japan.

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by Ray Daley

It's a man's world & sometimes you'll have to do difficult things to survive in it.

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by Lorraine Schein



by Douglas J. Ogurek

Two quarreling creatures discover they have something in common when they are visited by a mysterious figure with a colorful cloak and a mirror.

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by Laura DeHaan

A plot to defame the emperor goes hilariously awry when the plan is misread.


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The Lorelei Signal (ISSN: 2158-6160) is published quarterly, by WolfSinger Publications.
New issues are posted on the first Sunday of Jan, April, July, and Oct.