No, this isn’t a thought experiment in which a fish both is and is not caught until it is observed. I’m talking about the story I read for this week’s Deal Me In story. The Fish by Anton ChekhovTwo carpenters have abandoned their work of…

I turned over diamonds again! In case you don’t know, not actual diamonds. I’m participating in the Deal Me In short story reading challenge. We arbitrarily associate short stories with playing cards, turn over a card every week, and read a story based on the…

Here’s a bit from “Leaving the Turtle,” one of the stories from my science fiction collection, OTHER EARTH, OTHER STARS. In this, the young woman detailed to show the visiting Earthlings around has to negotiate the delicate business of frightening the natives enough to keep…

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