Posts Tagged: Clockwork Phoenix

First Lines: Clockwork Phoenix 4

Don’t ask me why, but I helped Kickstarting Clockwork Phoenix 4, the fourth in a series of anthologies that showcase offbeat, interstitial, groundbreaking short stories and novelettes, that tell a story that must be strikingly original both in the tale itself and how it’s told. Shira Lipkin’s “Happy Hour at The Tooth and Claw” was… Read more »

First Lines: Clockwork Phoenix 3

As with the previous two volumes, I was planning to read Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness back to back with volume 4, and wrap ’em up in one go. But even with a longer daily commute (more on that in a later, long-overdue update) I don’t seem to be reading as… Read more »

First Lines: Short Story Special

Recently I’ve finished two (digital) volumes of short stories, Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness and Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness. It seems logical to me to tackle them in one go. According to editor Mike Allen, Clockwork Phoenix collects stories that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that… Read more »