I’m pleased to report that my story Charaid Dreams is now live at Apex Magazine. Apex is an online magazine of dark science fiction, fantasy and horror. It’s been a Hugo-award nominee for Best Semiprozine three years running. That means you can reliably find an excellent selection of stories and poems, posted on their site every month. Today on Apex I find myself in stellar company, with original fiction by Thoraiya Dyer, Shannon Peavey, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Shanna Germain.
Charaid Dreams was critiqued through Critters last year. A big Thank-you to everyone who critiqued and helped me polish it up! I got some very interesting feedback on this one. People either loved or hated the ‘voice’ of the protagonist. There were discussions on the title, and what it might mean. Charaid sounds similar to ‘charade’ so people wondered if it was a play on that word. It is also Gaelic for ‘friend’. I think it is an apt name for the planet of my story, both for the Gaelic interpretation as well as the English almost-homophone.
Enjoy the read, and feel free to comment!