A Quiet Afternoon 2: Another Peaceful Break from a Stressful World

A Quiet Afternoon 2: Another Peaceful Break from a Stressful World


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A Quiet Afternoon 2


Find a comfy chair and get ready to put off those chores you've been meaning to do, because A Quiet Afternoon 2 is here to distract you with twenty-seven speculative Low-Fi tales of harmonious resolutions, idle reminiscences, and hopeful dreams.

Unruly neighbours learn to coexist peacefully...

Family recipes are as valuable as any treasure...

And princesses do not need rescuing.

Spend some time with the bricklayers who refuse to let a robot take their jobs, a woman made of gems who wants to be a bird, and a very brave squirrel. Explore the shop where you can pawn your dreams, tour a house who wants to be haunted, and take in the fairground where dinosaurs come to life.

Comfy and cosy with a touch of the bittersweet, these low-stakes moderate-rewards stories are ready to let you relax.

Featuring stories by:

  • Stewart C. Baker
  • Gabrielle Bleu
  • L. Chan
  • Jessica Cho
  • Katie Conrad
  • Emily Deibert
  • S. M. Dziok
  • Rebecca Gomez Farrell
  • Elizabeth Hirst
  • Liam Hogan
  • Meia Holland
  • Sally Jo
  • Tawanda Adrian Konde
  • Brian M. Milton
  • Tiffany Morris
  • Eamonn Murphy
  • Christopher R. Muscato
  • Aimee Ogden
  • Maraki Piedras
  • Almah LaVon Rice
  • Darren Ridgley
  • Tamoha Sengupta
  • Christina Tang-Bernas
  • Sara L. Uckelman
  • Amrita Valan
  • Xan van Rooyen
  • Nicole Walsh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994009784
Publisher: Grace & Victory Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Pages: 210
Sales rank: 492,536
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Liane Tsui spends her days busting commas and solving for x at a non-profit educational publisher. For fun, she collects choice memes and paddles on a big dragon-shaped boat. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their supervisor, Lila the tuxedo cat. She can be reached on Twitter at @lianeiam, but only with Lila's permission.

Grace Seybold is an SF author and poet living in Kingston, Ontario, where she works as a copy editor and heroically resists the temptation to correct comma errors on public signage. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Reckoning, and various other places.

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