“Quality of Life” at Stupefying Stories

“Beg your pardon? Well yes… I suppose it does look a little like a ceramic doughnut. I’d never noticed. But make no mistake! That smooth frosted exterior hides the finest modern microtechnology, computer components too small to see with the naked eye, taking remote readings from up to twenty meters away. Data transmits wirelessly to centralized computers in orbiting satellites, and complex extrapolations are performed using your posture, the quality of your attire, your current activity, retinal patterns and heartbeat, even the tone of your voice, laughter, and breathing. All crucial factors are run against a background of previously collected data—about you, and others with your same socioeconomic characteristics, psychological makeup, and spending habits. We’ve been collecting data for decades, you know, all in the public interest.”

Stupefying Stories Showcase presents my short piece “Quality of Life.” Read the rest here:

http://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/01/today-on-showcase_10.html

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“Quality of Life” – a short story by Alexandra Renwick

 

Fiction: Fat Johnny Little and Salty Salt Sue make a break for the desert

hardly neverSalty Salt Sue met Fat Johnny Little at a card game so hot it burned a girl, the sultry Louisiana night dampening her clothes, making her tingle from the waist down. She sat next to Vinnie DeLuca, who bore a passing resemblance to Dillinger—his pencil moustache and fancy cigar and straight flush minus one—with her knee crooked over the arm of his chair like she could keep her legs anchored solid that way, keep everything from going south. . .

My story “Hardly Never in Vegas” is out today in Nautilus Magazine. Incredible illustrations by Angie Wang.

FUTUREDAZE online author chat

The FUTUREDAZE anthology looks pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. This one includes my story “Over It.”

From the publisher:

“Our next event is an online chat with readers, and it will be held tomorrow at futuredaze-coverBitten by Books. RSVP: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201

Readers post questions in the comments over a 24 hour period and we answer those questions, creating an online conversation between editors/authors and readers.

There will also be a contest for two $20 gift cards from Amazon.com. For every post, readers acquire points and the two readers with the most points win. People can earn extra points by RSVPing to the event. So, please help us to spread the word so that people can RSVP in advance and earn a few extra points to help them win.”


Here’s what you need to know:

ONLINE CHAT WITH FUTUREDAZE EDITORS AND AUTHORS
Hosted by: Bitten by Books
Event Date:  Tuesday, March 12th.
Start Time: 12:00 Central Time (US)
RSVP TODAY!:  http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=62201
Contest Open: Worldwide
Prize:  Two  $20.00 Amazon Gift Cards (two winners)