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Deep Sky Anchor

Deep Sky Anchor

By Mary E. Lowd
A podcast of bite-size sci-fi.

Speculative fiction short stories, written and read by Mary E. Lowd.

For even more stories, visit deepskyanchor.com.
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On The Eve Of The Apocalypse
A letter written as the world ends. A science-fiction story originally published in Theme of Absence.
04:49
October 27, 2020
Pegacornus Rex
Never leave your 3D printer running unattended. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
02:49
October 19, 2020
When The Ghost Of The Future Catches Up
When a demon rides a unicorn, all hell breaks loose on an alien world. A science-fantasy story originally published in Fantasia Divinity Magazine.
09:16
October 15, 2020
Missing: Friendly Spook
What do you do when your friendly feline ghost goes missing? A fantasy story originally published in Fantasia Divinity Magazine.
06:03
October 11, 2020
Galactic Garden
Ariadella spins galaxies with her silk. A science-fiction story originally published by Furvana.
09:08
October 8, 2020
The Spider In Her Lungs
Moira struggles to complete her greatest work of art before the source of her own talent consumes her. A science-fiction story originally published in Abyss & Apex.
07:09
October 5, 2020
Catacomb's Orchestra
When a cat can control the minds of mice, she can make them sing for her. A fantasy story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
06:31
October 1, 2020
Sparky
A little girl and her robo-nanny must find her missing robo-dog during the chaos of battle between the president of Earth and the queen of the moon. A science-fiction story originally published in Galactic Goddesses.
06:45
September 30, 2020
The Unicorn Keeper
The magical and the mundane meet when a mythical creature becomes a daily responsibility. A fantasy story originally published in Theme of Absence.
04:09
September 28, 2020
Excerpt from Purride and Purrejudice
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a cat in sight of an empty box, must sit in it. A Deep Sky Anchor Original Story.
02:22
September 26, 2020
The Nebula Was Empty
Fear the love of a mega-dimensional nebula beast. A science-fiction story originally published in Spaceports & Spidersilk.
05:12
September 20, 2020
The Fire In Her Claws
No one will take this cat's claws. A fantasy story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
08:39
September 14, 2020
Veins of Black, Dust of Gold
A metamorphosis. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
07:05
September 7, 2020
Hypercrystal Wish
An elephantine alien spends her recess playing board games alone, until a couple other students come back to the classroom early. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
08:40
September 6, 2020
Memory Sprites
Phyllis takes her sister on a camping trip full of memories. A fantasy story originally published in Fantasia Divinity.
04:54
September 5, 2020
Jetpack of a Different Color
Wendy's ready for a day of atmo-surfing with her friend Flooffle, but first, she's in for a big surprise. A science-fiction story originally published in Renewal: Queer Sci-Fi's Fourth Annual Flash Fiction Contest.
02:45
September 4, 2020
My Fair Robot
A patron at the All Alien Cafe tells a tall tale of the pitfalls in looking for true love by constructing it. A science-fiction story originally published in Luna Station Quarterly.
06:42
September 3, 2020
Femcloud, Inc.
A simple doctor appointment goes terribly wrong. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
03:46
August 31, 2020
Take Them To The Happiness Zoo
A tired mother considers an impossible choice. A science-fiction story originally published in Theme of Absence.
03:22
August 29, 2020
Elephantine Daydream
Jeko is the only elephantine sentient in a classroom full of canine and robotic students. A science-fiction story originally published in Fantasia Divinity.
05:07
August 28, 2020
Treasure Moon
The squirrel-like Rikkita chases down the clues to the final phase of her heist. A science-fiction story originally published in Fantasia Divinity.
08:01
August 26, 2020
Fetching Asteroids
Jordan is a Labrador Retriever with a dream. A science-fiction story originally published in Allasso.
02:36
August 24, 2020
Hidden Feelings
A reptilian alien with a hot temper keeps her cool around annoying humans. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
03:20
August 24, 2020
Sky River
Today, the ice rings melt. A science-fiction story originally published in Theme of Absence.
04:42
August 24, 2020
Welcome to the Arboretum, Little Robot
Chirri's robot is malfunctioning. A science-fiction story originally published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact.
04:18
August 24, 2020
Wing Day
Lee-a-lei hosts an unusual party and rite of passage for her daughter. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
10:00
August 24, 2020
In a Cat's Eyes
A Collie pup can never comprehend the depth and mystery behind a Siamese cat's eyes. A furry story originally published in Dancing in the Moonlight.
06:51
August 24, 2020
Panda-Mensional
If your spaceship is powered by a panda, you'd better keep the panda happy. A science-fiction story originally published in Neo-Opsis.
09:23
August 24, 2020
Heart of the Gas Giant
Arellnor dives into the heart of a gas giant, hoping the rumors are true. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
06:24
August 24, 2020
Go High
A mouse-like alien gets lost in the clouds of New Jupiter. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
05:58
August 24, 2020
Winged Folk Only
A mouse-like alien wants to fly with the avians. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
07:13
August 24, 2020
Of Cakes and Robots
Chirri gets her biggest order for a cake yet, from a surprising customer. A science-fiction story originally published in Theme of Absence.
06:19
August 24, 2020
The Ugly Sapling
Not all trees grow the same way. A fantasy tale originally published in Empyreome.
04:31
August 24, 2020
The Emperor's New Bird
A bio-engineer and a roboticist bring offerings to the Doraspian emperor. A science-fiction story originally published in Daily Science Fiction.
03:55
August 24, 2020
Sandbeard the Pirate Otter
An intrepid pirate must rescue an ocean world from boiling under blaring sunlight. A science-fiction story originally published by Furvana.
05:44
August 24, 2020
Ecto-Busters One
Sunny wants to stop for a snack, but the demons pouring out of a portal on the top of the Great Dane building will not wait. A furry story originally published by Midwest Furfest.
08:32
August 24, 2020
Cyclops on Safari
A normal day on safari -- in a different world. A fantasy story originally published by the Penn Cove Literary Arts Award.
05:00
August 24, 2020
Weremoose
Darkfoot attacks a moose in the dead of winter, and his relationship with his pack will never be the same. A fantasy story originally published in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.
04:01
August 24, 2020
Hidden Intentions
A reptilian alien with her cool temper is clearly an ideal choice for babysitting the human captain's larval offspring. A science-fiction story originally published in Analog Science Fiction & Fact.
05:28
August 23, 2020
The Best Puppy Ever
Gloria, the Bernese Mountain Dog, would do anything for her masters, but she doesn't know how much she's already done. A science-fiction story originally published in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review.
06:20
August 23, 2020
For the Sake of the Mushrooms
Irudy struggles with her inner demons as she flies her cargo ship past the red giant that swallowed her home world. A science-fiction story originally published in All Worlds Wayfarer.
04:35
August 23, 2020
Hot Chocolate for the Unicorn
The Dragon and Unicorn come calling. A fantasy story originally published in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.
06:57
August 23, 2020