Our first year has been a long, dark year, but we published a lot of stories — 45 so far. We even got a call-out from a story in Daily Science Fiction: the story notes for The Empty Empire explain that it was inspired by Deep Sky Anchor, and it sent a few visitors our way. (Welcome! We loved getting your comments!)
Heading into the final week of Furry Book Month, we have a special treat for you: a Tri-Galactic Trek story.
“Danger in the Lumo-Bay” and, in fact, the entire Tri-Galactic Trek universe was inspired by a slush reader for an unnamed furry noir anthology commenting that he hoped someone would submit a Picard-in-the-Holodeck story. Once the image of Captain Picard — re-imagined as a Sphyx cat — was in my head, there was no getting him out. I had to write that story. Continue reading “Last Week of Furry Book Month!”
We’re over halfway through Furry Book Month — have you been getting your reading done? Or are you frozen in the headlights of just how many furry books are out there? If so, don’t fear! We have some recommendations to offer. Continue reading “Furry Book Month — Week 3!”
For the second week of Furry Book Month, we bring you another story co-written by Daniel & Mary E. Lowd — The Canoe Race. This charming little tale is a type of furry fiction know as Secret Life of Animals. The world is basically our own, but a spotlight shines on the foibles and mischief that animals get up to when the humans aren’t looking. Continue reading “Furry Book Month — Week 2!”
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we bring you two stories about mothers — one about a cat and one about a dog. They both undergo journeys — losing control of their lives both to their human masters and to the love they feel for their new little ones. Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”
Thus far, Deep Sky Anchor has been a web-zine for reprints. We’ve taken you to the stars, the future, and to the world all around you — but seen through other eyes. Yet, all those paths had been tread before. Now we’re forging a brand new path, leaving fresh footprints.
What can I say about “All the Cats of the Rainbow“? It’s the last story I wrote for The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats. I hadn’t planned to write another story, but “Cold Tail and the Eyes” turned out so much sadder than I expected…
Sometimes fiction is a way to process real life pain. That’s the case with “Cold Tail and the Eyes.” It was inspired by a cat named Ray.
My mother and I rescued a litter of kittens from under her house. There were four of them, so we named them after the Ghostbusters — Ray, Peter, Winston, and Egon. Three of them adjusted very well to their new lives. Ray… did not. Continue reading “Spotlight on “Cold Tail and the Eyes””