· \4 Star Stories Issue 23
Greetings from the Third-World Country of Texas!
Subfreezing temperatures, an ice storm and half-a-foot of snow. That's what we were experiencing in North Texas last weekend. Rising power demands led to rolling blackouts and ultimately polluted water in some parts of the DFW area. We had an average of six hours of power a day for almost three days. More to the point, the internet slowed to a crawl, making uploading files to the domain server problematic at best.
Fortunately, temperatures eventually moderated, and the internet returned to its former speed. The result was that this issue of 4 Star Stories is now availale for your reading pleasure.
Hi, Readers -
Welcome to 4 Star Stories Issue 23!
Here we are in February, 2021, with COVID-19 raging and no relief in sight. Again we were faced with traveling from Kentucky, where we were, to Texas, where we needed to be. We had to cross Tennessee, with, at one time, the highest rate of COVID infection in the world. You can check out our COVID-related adventures in the Webmaster's Rant, located at Contact Us/Webmaster.
This is the second COVID-overshadowed issue. It is out much later than we would have liked, and for that we apologize, but it promises to be a good one nonetheless. Once again, five fine authors have stepped forward with exciting and innovative stories for your reading pleasure.
Here are the links to the stories:
In addition, we have a preview of the original art from our upcoming publication Rogue Star Stories on the Guest Artist page. When published, it promises to be a more daring and provocative version of 4 Star Stories. For too long, our wild side has been struggling to get out. Expect to see the premier issue sometime in the middle of 2021.
Also in the future, we will have the fourth Short Short Story Issue for you. At this point we have nine stories accepted. We have room for more if you would like to submit an entry.
As always, we wish you good health, both physical and mental, in these trying times. Practice COVID-safe behavior, and we look forward to seeing you healthy for Issue 24.