After last issue’s heavy stories, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the lighter side of speculative fiction. These stories all fit the theme of Heartwarming, and I hope they bring some comfort to your weekend.
Dark, sad stories are often difficult to write without coming off as melodramatic, but I’ve found that it’s just as difficult to write an uplifting story that doesn’t feel impossibly cheesy. The stories (and IF games) in this issue all had that rare power. They also contain werewolf puppies, summer camp, the yawning maw of space-time, and a balance of the four humors. Enjoy!
Jude, a renovator, helps single mother Paige baby-werewolf-proof her basement. Paige is the lead witness in a trial for the murder of her werewolf sister, and Jude is a stoic butch who definitely isn’t falling for her client. Warm, fluffy, and steel-toed.