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Editor Favorites for June 2021

Welcome to the final “Back to the Future” post about the fabulous season of Prismatic posts! Is that movie reference supposed to make sense, Phenny? Because I don’t think the readers are gonna get it. You gotta have faith in Havok readers, Ling. …   …   … Okay, okay. I’ll explain it this way: You’re reading

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Editor & Reader Favorites for May 2021

Hey, Ling! Why did Egyptian royalty have an easy time getting married? Wow, I have no idea, Phenny. Because they had golden triangles for houses? No, they had great Pharaoh-mones! Speaking of moaning… No, not moaning, let’s talk about crooning. There’s one kind of music the Royal Family can’t listen to. Dare I ask? What

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Editor & Reader Favorites for April 2021

Ling, this month’s theme is so depressing. Come on, Phenny. It’s not as bad as Bingeworthy’s “The End of the World As We Know It”. Sigh. I’m not so sure. Now you’re just being silly. How can a color be depressing, anyway? Because it’s blue. Editors’ Picks Mystery Monday “Impurrfect Crime” (Susan Sabia) – A

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Editor & Reader Favorites for March 2021

…   [feathers rustling]   …   [claws scratching]   … Er, Phenny. What’s wrong? Aren’t you going to introduce the month of March? Nope. What’s the matter? Don’t like the color green? It’s not so much the green, Ling, as it is the leprechauns. Oh. Well, I can’t really argue with that. Cheeky little dudes, aren’t

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Editor & Reader Favorites for February 2021

Ahh, the month of love. Roses, hearts, cherubs– And cherries? Um, no, Ling. What have cherries got to do with romance? Phenny, around here February is the month of red, not romance. Ohhhhh, that’s right. In that case, cherries are just fine. And quite tasty. Editors’ Picks Mystery Monday “The Wolf at the Door” (Beka

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Anthology Finalists for Season Four: Sensational

Drum roll, please… Finalists for our Season Four: Sensational anthology are… JULY Mystery Monday Color by Hannah Robinson Magical Touch by Hannah Muldery Techno Tuesday Mari’s Gift by Kelsey Drake Vesper, Shadow Queen of the Death Swamp by L. G. McCary Wacky Wednesday Midas’ Heir by Hannah Robinson The Penguin Plan by Nathan Conlon Thriller

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Editor & Reader Favorites for December 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Where’s Santa?” A perfect mix of whimsy and heart, with a great punch ending! “Blind As a Bat” The students at the Reformatory School for Troubled Monsters are in trouble once again! We love the story’s characters and creativity. TECHNO TUESDAY “50UL” was too good to be true. A unique setting,

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Editor & Reader Favorites for January 2021

January’s theme was the color yellow and it was a bright, sunny color to open the new year of stories. Editors’ Picks These are the stories our editors especially liked, and what they had to say about them. Mystery Monday Editors’ Picks “Magpie Boy” (Beka Gremikova) – Beautifully written and haunting tale of a young

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Editor & Reader Favorites for November 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “The Mysterious Scent of Cookies” uses vivid descriptions that may have the reader reminiscing on their childhood memories and leave them hungry… for more of the story and cookies! “The Nose” has a great incorporation of the theme and has well-developed characters and a clever twist. TECHNO TUESDAY “Tisshe Kaori” –

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Editor & Reader Favorites for October 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Midnight” – This magical whodunnit with a paranormal angle is perfect for the holiday season. “Night’s Journey” – The opening lines and vivid descriptions quickly hook the reader. We also loved the fact that the main character had a medical issue, as that’s not common in most of the stories we

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Editor & Reader Favorites for September 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Into the Jonahverse” – We enjoyed sleuthing out the story behind the mysterious voice along with Jonah. “One New Message” – The reader is pulled into the emotional struggle the MC is going through over the loss of a loved one and that final message. TECHNO TUESDAY “Sound Waves and Sunshine”

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Editor & Reader Favorites for August 2020

EDITOR FAVORITES MYSTERY MONDAY “Revenge with a Side of Asparagus” – Great fantasy tale about a man having to choose between forgiveness and revenge. “Salarius” – We loved the main character, with his pompous view of life and his obsession with homemade biscuits, even when faced with a failed attempt on his life. TECHNO TUESDAY

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