A.C. Wise

AC Wise is the author of numerous short stories appearing in publications such as Clarkesworld, Apex, Shimmer, and the Year’s Best Weird Fiction Vol. 1, among others. In addition to her writing, she co-edits Unlikely Story. Find her online at www.acwise.net.
Words for Thought: March 2021

Words for Thought: March 2021

Welcome to another Words for Thought! At the time of publication, we’ll be well into 2021, so I hope the year is treating you well thus far. At the time of writing however, I’m still in the tail-end of 2020, and reflecting on what a truly strange year it’s been. As...

Words for Thought – January 2021

Words for Thought – January 2021

Welcome back to Words for Thought, and welcome back to Apex Magazine! As I’m writing this column, it is October 2020. It’s a cold, grey day. There’s a pandemic raging, and an election looming. I don’t know what the future will bring, but I do know that Apex returning...

Words for Thought #35

Words for Thought #35

Welcome to April’s “Words for Thought.” I have mixed emotions writing this month’s column, and fittingly enough, this month’s stories all explore the mixed emotions of hope and despair. As most folks know by now, Apex Magazine is going on indefinite hiatus. While I...

Words for Thought #34

Words for Thought #34

Words for Thought - March 2019 Welcome to March’s “Words for Thought.” Perhaps it's the craving for spring and warmer weather, but this month's stories are all about different flavors of longing. Enjoy! The Message by Vanessa Fogg, published at The Future Fire,...

Words for Thought #33

Words for Thought #33

Welcome to February’s “Words for Thought!” Appropriately enough for the month of Valentine’s Day, this month’s stories are all about love, romance, and relationships—good and bad—in their myriad forms. The Bear Wife by Catherine George, from...

Words for Thought #32

Words for Thought #32

Welcome to the first Words for Thought of 2019! This month’s column echoes the last column of 2018, with stories of complicated family relationships and the external pressures shaping them, as well as themes of sacrifice, magic, and the cost of power.  A...

Words for Thought #31

Words for Thought #31

Here we are at the end of 2018. For many, December is a time to celebrate with family, reflect on the year that was, and share hopes for the year to come. As such, this month's stories are all about family and new beginnings. Thank you for celebrating another...

Words for Thought #30

Words for Thought #30

Welcome to November’s ”Words for Thought.“ We’re at an in-between point in the seasons—not quite winter, not quite fall. During this period of change, it’s fitting that this month’s stories are all about transformation, adaptation, disguise, and finding a place for...

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