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?

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.

R. LEE FRYAR

FANTASY / FABLE

WHEN A TEACHER OF MAGIC HAS HAD ENOUGH OF HIS STUDENTS, A FRIEND SHARES SOME WISDOM FRESH FROM THE GARDEN.

ARTHUR MACABE

DARK FANTASY / SUPERNATURAL FANTASY

ALDETHOR OPENED THE DOOR TO HELL A LONG TIME AGO, JUST TO PEEK INSIDE. HE NEVER MEANT TO STEP THROUGH IT.

PAUL BLAKE

SCIENCE FICTION

IN THE FUTURE, GAMING OFFERS TOTAL IMMERSION. BUT JARED REALIZES THAT WHEN IT’S TIME TO UNPLUG, YOU STILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SAME OLD SHIT.

ARTHUR MACABE

SUSPENSE / THRILLER

SUDDENLY AWOKEN, THERE’S A MOMENT OF TERRIFYING HELPLESSNESS AS STRANGE SOUNDS ABOUND. THE ONLY THING ONE CAN BE SURE IS REAL IS THE FEAR.

PAUL BLAKE

SCIENCE FICTION / HORROR

GELATINOUS MASSES BEGIN TO APPEAR ALL OVER A QUIET SEASIDE COMMUNITY. WHERE THEY COME FROM MIGHT BE A MYSTERY WE DON’T WANT TO SOLVE

A.A. RUBIN

POETRY / FANTASY

WHEN A CITY IS THREATENED BY AN ANCIENT EVIL, A SAVIOR FLIES FORTH ON DRAGON’S WINGS TO FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE.