Insomnia by José María Pérez Nuñez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jmpznz/2311892091)

The Catcher

Cathryn Perazzo | This story began with a couple of different ideas that I rubbed together to see what would happen. These included: my daughter thinking it unfair to animals that we eat them and asking “how would you like it?”; and a separate question I’d thought of, “What would it be like if I…

Cages (abstract 1) by Giorgio Raffaelli (https://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/9096335652)

She Was a Beauty in a Cage

Rebecca Johnston | She Was a Beauty in a Cage responds to the prompt of ‘gender issues in science fiction for children and young adults’. I wrote it in response to a real life experience that gave me cause to reflect on pervasive gender issues in our society which also exist in the media we consume…