Muses Note: Icarunite is a short story written by one of our guest writers, R.K. Brainerd. We are so pleased to welcome her work to our blog and excited for your reactions, too. If you want to learn more about her, check out her personal blog, which also discusses the debut of her first novel, coming out … More Icarunite

Birthday Cake

  [New Transmission] Day 563 of Voyage N3-72.0048 Current Location: Planet Earth Greetings to the Council. As I recounted in my last entry, I never meant to stay here this long. My instructions were as clear as Filbaardian crystals – disguise myself as a human, immerse myself amongst them, gather as much intelligence as possible, … More Birthday Cake


“Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to Addy, Happy birthday to you!” The room was abuzz with a fresh wave of whispers as Adeline pinched her eyes close with the intensity of her wish. When the flame of the candle extinguished, the wave crashed into applause. I wish they won’t judge … More Shackles