Another 75-worder: A Carnivore’s Scramble

Bite-sized fiction is so fun!

Here’s another 75-worder that I submitted to SFF Chronicles for their monthly challenge!

A Carnivore’s Scramble

A Carnivore's Scramble D.A. Xiaolin Spires

The prompt
Theme: Tenderness
Genre: Cyberpunk or Steampunk

Hope you enjoy it!

(Photo by Kyle from Unsplash)


“Vishwajeet: Conquerer of the Universe” -Ride the Star Wind pre-order on Amazon

Ride the Star Wind, with my story “Vishwajeet: Conquerer of the Universe,” is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Ride the Star Wind, Vishwajeet: Conquerer of the Universe, D.A. Xiaolin Spires

It’s an anthology of Cthulhu-inspired stories:

“Where space opera meets the weird. An anthology of 29 illustrated short stories that blend the weird cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos with the star-spanning vistas of space opera.

Space madness! Fly away with us to the deeps of space for action and adventure, alien intrigue and bloody surprises. Join us out here where all things alien and weird flow freely. Dive headlong into spaceships and monsters, tentacles and insanity, determined struggle and starborne terror. Whether sprawling across civilizations or tightly focused and personal, these tales paint a psychedelic vision of strange proportions and wondrous possibility.

This anthology contains 29 short stories of cosmic weird space opera by a diverse array of all-star authors…”

Published by Broken Eye Books and edited by Scott Gable:


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Take a look!