Long time no see...
Since it's been so long since I've posted any blogs, and since so much has happened, I wanted to take a little time to offer an update--a review, if you will--of the several stories of mine that have recently been published!
Strap yourselves in, because we're taking a cosmic tour of the ego-verse! It's time for the Electric Didact!
Below are the stories of mine that have been published over the past couple months in order of recency. Click the pictures to go read them!
"Playing in the Skeleton on Riot Day" (Bastion Magazine)
A small town in Missouri lives life under the thumb of an alien military occupation. Little Sheila tags along with her older brother to an old dilapidated building they call the Skeleton to watch the weekly riot in the town's center. When the boys rush down to take part, Sheila has her first face-to-face encounter with those under whose oppression her family has survived since before she was born...
"Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Kidney Stones" (Quantum Fairy Tales)
Morton has become dissatisfied with his life as an autopsy specialist when he finally gets a date with the promise of invigorating his depressing existence. It so happens that about the same time, a corpse rolls into the morgue with a secret under its skin that is guaranteed to turn Morton's life upside down...
"The Faithful Epilogue" (Beyond Science Fiction)
A ship of refugees leaves a dying Earth behind. A woman loses her daughter while gaining a lover. Her new son is raised on Mars among a human race that perhaps has not learned much from its own past...
This story was also published at 365tomorrows.
"Bemused" (Beyond Science Fiction)
After a strange date with Homer, Helen is invited into his apartment where she finds a maze of books and papers. It turns out that the two share in common a love of poetry, but it may bring them closer than she could ever imagine...
"Eyes for the Inquisitor's Children" (Bewildering Stories)
From the issue: "Hassan is a likeable figure and a kindly virtual uncle to Ibrahim’s young son, Yusuf. But Hassan’s history is complicated: what happened between him and his wife Arielle and their daughter, Pleiade?
The Inquisitor is a space alien who seems to have abandonment issues of his own. Readers will have to decide for themselves whether the Inquisitor metes out a cryptic, inexorable justice or whether he is a psychopath who commits unspeakable crimes."
Jedd Cole is a professional writer and author of short speculative fiction. He resides in Ohio where he is completing a degree in Rhetoric & Professional Writing, crafting short stories in every time-nook he can find, all while frequenting the pages of imaginary worlds with his wonderful wife, Heather, and no pets. None.