The Healing Words Project

Here at Kyanite Publishing, we have always been advocates for the power of storytelling to uplift the spirit, spread new ideas, and encourage new ways of looking at the world. We also believe in the value of escapism for the pure joy of leaving the real world behind, if even for only a little while.

We find ourselves in troubling times. Our authors asked what they can do to help. We started this column as a way to provide a little distraction, and maybe a little hope, to people who are going through some tough times right now. We hope you enjoy the stories here, and find a little escape from reality.

ARTHUR MACABE

SOCIAL SCIENCE FICTION

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WE CAN UPGRADE OUR BRAINS; BUT IN OUR QUEST TO BE MORE EFFICIENT, HAVE WE FORGOTTEN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN?

B.K. BASS

CYBERPUNK / NEO-NOIR

AFTER INVESTIGATING THE MURDER OF HIS CLIENT’S HUSBAND, A PRIVATE DETECTIVE MEETS WITH THE WIDOW FOR AN EYE-OPENING DISCUSSION OF THE CASE.

AMY WINTERS-VOSS

SCIENCE FICTION / SPACE TRAVEL

IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO FIND A NEW HOME FOR AN ORPHANED SPECIES, A HEROIC CREW TAKES A GAMBLE ON AN ISOLATED BLUE-GREEN ORB.

MICHAEL D. NADEAU

SUPERNATURAL HORROR

WHEN DANIEL’S FAMILY MOVES TO A NEW HOME, HE THINKS THINGS CAN’T GET ANY WORSE. THAT IS, UNTIL HE DISCOVERS WHAT’S HIDDEN UNDER THE WHITE TREE.