'The bar on the edge of space!' ... 'Home of the renowned space lime!' ... 'The-'
What's a space lime? What corner of the galaxy have you been hiding in? Our limes are grown in zero gravity, giving them a ... psychedelic kick. Here, I'll make you a Lime Punch, it's our most famous cocktail. Perfect for beginners.
So, tell me, what species are you? Human? We don't get many of those passing through since the fall. Well, whatever your reason for travelling this far, you're safe. I only ask you to abide by House Rules and share a story or two. I love stories. They're the perfect accompaniment to any space lime cocktail, don't you think? I'm actually working on archiving a few- let future generations know what went down in this crazy bar of mine over the years. Let me know if you're interested.
Anyway, enjoy your drink and enjoy your stay. Feel free to look around- our notice board is down the hall. But watch your back, you never know who- or what- you might bump into.
Welcome aboard Bar 26-41
retired bounty hunter, barkeep,
collector of stories
necromancer for hire. Low rates. No questions
wanted: crew for interdimensional travel. Food provided
Egg left at bar, please return is found.
Dial 666 It is
very important that egg doesn't hatch!!!!
Wanted: Feminist speculative fiction stories, poems, artwork and artefacts from across the galaxy.
Theme: Women in Space
Give me weird, give me wonderful, give me down-right-trippy tales from women who are unapologetic, who bleed, who aren't afraid to start a bar brawl, or to fly to the unexplored regions of space and hold up a middle finger in the face of society.
Work can be any setting or subgenre but must be female-centred. Extra points if it makes reference to the bar in some way.
Work can be traditional prose or unconventional. Think newspaper clippings, messages, how-to guides, manuals, leaflets, receipts, recipes (how would you cook space limes?), songs, adverts, travel itineraries, coasters, posters, or artwork that might be up on the walls of the bar. Whatever you can think of, I'll accept. Let your imagination run wild!
Deadline: October 31st