Avid Fantasy reader drawn into Lenses anthology.

A note from a Beta Reader:
“Lenses” is an enthralling sci-fi fantasy anthology that brings together a diverse array of stories penned by seven talented authors. Each story in the collection explores different facets of science fiction and fantasy, weaving a tapestry of narratives that are as varied as they are captivating.

The anthology opens powerfully with a story about a goddess becoming human, setting the tone with its exploration of divine intervention and the human experience. This tale is not only a great opener but also establishes the anthology’s theme of exploring different perspectives and realities.

Among the standout stories is “I’m Not the Bad Guy,” a fantasy tale that skillfully balances vivid visuals with a compelling narrative. The protagonist’s insistence on their own morality, despite evidence to the contrary, offers a fresh take on the classic good versus evil trope and challenges readers to question the nature of villainy.

“CoffeeQuills” contributes a story that, while not aligning perfectly with the anthology’s overarching theme, stands out for its unique approach and intriguing narrative, adding diversity to the collection.

“The Cotton Mouth Smile” takes readers on a journey through a post-apocalyptic, space-faring existence. The story is notable for the way it blurs the lines between reality and illusion, leaving readers questioning the protagonist’s perception of their world.

Another significant addition is “Florin,” a story that delves into themes of identity and self-determination, with a central focus on artificial intelligence. This tale stands out for its insightful commentary on AI and the nature of consciousness, wrapped in a narrative filled with unexpected plot twists.

Overall, “Lenses” is a richly varied anthology that offers something for every sci-fi and fantasy enthusiast. The collection stands as a testament to the imaginative power and narrative diversity that the genre can offer, making it a must-read for fans of speculative fiction.

This incredible anthology has 11 stories, 7 authors, and a ton of fun escaping reality. Grab it in the first week while it’s 99cents. It’s still a deal at 6.99, but you don’t have to miss the steal of a deal!

Scifi Reader enjoying Lenses Anthology

Stories on Fire Launch Stream

At midnight US /Canada Central Time we’ll be hosting a live stream writing event. We will create our first short story of at least 3000 words. This seems like a fun way to start the challenge with great company. You’ll have to visit to see who will be stopping in!

The stream will feature some fun things. We’ll be sharing how everyone can get free anthologies to read. We will even share plans for the event streams going ahead.

So, how do you get in on this? How do you find out where the anthology is? You visit or you can follow along with updates at

Also, there will be some youtube live streams at (still working that out for the inaugural stories on fire event for 9/1)

Sept 1st we’ll see you on stream! Let’s have some great fun together.

Unleash Your Writing Inferno: Join the “Stories on Fire” Challenge!

Get ready to embark on a scorching literary adventure that will set your imagination ablaze! Throughout the sizzling month of September, we’re daring you to dive headfirst into the “Stories on Fire” challenge.✨

Every day, you’ll be crafting mesmerizing short stories that ignite the senses and spark the mind. Your words will dance across the paper, captivating readers and leveraging twists that’ll leave them grasping for more!

The heartbeat of “Stories on Fire” – Twitch Live Streams! Feel the pulse of a dynamic community of writers. Each one is passionately typing away, supporting each other’s creativity, and sharing the journey. It’s like a worldwide writing bonfire, and you’re invited!

Here’s why diving into “Stories on Fire” is the perfect choice for any aspiring or seasoned writer:

  • Cultivate Consistency: Writing daily isn’t just about producing stories. It’s about cultivating a writing routine that will stick with you long after September ends. The habit you form during this challenge will propel your writing journey forward like never before.
  • Unleash Creativity: By pushing yourself to write a new story every day, you’ll train your brain to think outside the box, explore new genres, and experiment with fresh storytelling techniques. Your creativity will be pushed to new horizons!
  • Conquer Writer’s Block: Writer’s block? Say goodbye to that dreaded concept! The daily practice of putting words on paper will melt away any mental barriers, leaving you with a newfound sense of confidence.
  • Join a Supportive Community: For some, writing can sometimes be a solitary endeavor, but not during “Stories on Fire.” Connect with fellow writers, share your challenges and triumphs, and be inspired. Together, we’ll fan the flames of creativity!
  • Witness Tangible Progress: At the end of September, you’ll have a collection of unique stories – a testament to your dedication and growth. Whether you choose to polish them further or keep them as a personal treasure, you’ll have proof of what you’re capable of.

Are you tired of waiting for the “perfect time” to pursue your writing dreams? The time is NOW, and we’ve got just the blaze to set your creativity free! The “Stories on Fire” Challenge – an exhilarating journey that will transform your writing journey in just 30 days.

???? Don’t let this moment slip away. Click the link below to secure your spot and join a community of fiery storytellers from around the world who are ready to light up the literary stage together.