Short stories by Cyd Athens

A pronoun-fluid, enby, sexagenarian POC who resides in 45.5231° N, 122.6765° W, I read, write, review, and edit speculative fiction. I am or have been: - a University of California, San Diego (UCSD) certified copy editor, - a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), - a First Reader for Strange Horizons, - an associate editor for the Unidentified Funny Objects (UFO) humorous science fiction and fantasy anthologies, - a reviewer and assistant managing editor for Tangent Online. As a writer, I riff on boundaries and relationships of all kinds. A few of my speculative fiction passions involve such extraterrestrial ambitions as hyperspace jumps, intergalactic relationships, and alien astronomy. As an editor, I bring a unique blend of “been there, done that” and crafty application of ideas, direction, and the fine weaving of story threads to enhance and polish the author’s journey. I’m another set of eyes, an objective look to ensure the journey is seamlessly woven with a story teller’s skill. I can help you put the right spin on your words so that the story, and not your meaning, remains speculative.

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In the far future, an alien civilization captures pacifist protesters and, as punishment, turns them into mind-controlled soldiers forced to commit violence. Will they be able to resist the effects of the mind-controlling drug and rebel?