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

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

by Liane Tsui, Grace Seybold

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Overview

A Quiet Afternoon 2
PREPARE YOURSELF... TO PROCRASTINATE


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: 9780994009777
Publisher: Grace & Victory Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Series: A Quiet Afternoon , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 1 MB

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword Laura DeHaan
  2. SADEDALI AND THE SECRET LIFE OF CLOUDS Maraki Piedras
  3. THE IRISH LUDDITES Eamonn Murphy
  4. NEIGHBOURS Nicole Walsh
  5. IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME Darren Ridgley
  6. THE THINGS WE REMEMBER Tawanda Adrian Konde
  7. Fresh Catch of the Day Rebecca Gomez Farrell
  8. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK HEART Aimee Ogden
  9. KNITTING THROUGH THE APOCALYPSE Elizabeth Hirst
  10. THE MANY KIDNAPPINGS OF PRINCESS ZANIA Meia Holland
  11. A FAIR PRICE FOR YOUR DREAMS Emily Deibert
  12. RINGS THAT HOLD THE UNIVERSE Tamoha Sengupta
  13. CASSANDRA OF THE BACKYARD S. M. Dziok
  14. HOW (NOT) TO RESCUE A PRINCESS Christina Tang-Bernas
  15. THE POLLINATORS Tiffany Morris
  16. WEATHERING BOREDOM Katie Conrad
  17. TWO Sara L. Uckelman
  18. THE UNMAKER OF CAKES Liam Hogan
  19. WINGS OF MEMORY Xan van Rooyen
  20. WOOLLY BUGGER: ONE DECENT CAST AND THE PERFECT SUPERSTITION Christopher R. Muscato
  21. HER MOTHER'S STORIES Jessica Cho
  22. THE PROPER WAY TO PREPARE FOR AN ADVENTURE Sally Jo
  23. WELCOME TO HAUNTD L Chan
  24. A STRANGE RECIPE Amrita Valan
  25. RAB THE GIANT VERSUS THE PROBLEM NEIGHBOUR Brian M. Milton
  26. THE FUTURE, ONE SUMMER BEHIND Stewart C Baker
  27. REMEMBERING SIMULACRA Gabrielle Bleu
  28. LEVITY Almah LaVon Rice
  29. Other fiction from Grace&Victory Publications

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