As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration. After realizing this might also be an unrealistic goal, she went to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ belly dancer. She has shown her art internationally, sold art to Shimmer Magazine for an interior illustration, and another piece is on the April 2011 cover of Bards and Sages. Sarina’s novel, Silent Moon, won second place in the Duel on the Delta Contest, hosted by River City RWA and the Golden Rose contest hosted by Rose City Romance Writers. Silent Moon won third place in the Winter Rose Contest hosted by the Yellow Rose RWA and third place in Ignite the Flame Contest hosted by Central Ohio Fiction Writers.
Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.
You can find more of Sarina Dorie’s work online at the following webzines:
“Zombie Psychology,” Untied Shoelaces of the Mind
“Losing One’s Appetite,” Daily Science Fiction
“Worse Than a Devil,” Crossed Genres
“A Ghost’s Guide to Haunting Humans,” Whidbey Student Choice award
The following stories are soon to be released, “That Stupid Dragon Rider” to the ROAR 5 Anthology, “Greener on the Other Side” to Allasso and Blackboard Galaxy to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.
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“Demon Eyes,” is a 2,100 word, quirky urban fantasy story. It is about a young woman who is frustrated she always has red-eye in photos despite attempts to correct it. When the photo clerk point out to her the reason her eyes are red is because she’s a demon, her quiet evening of picking up photos is turned upside down by a series of surreal events.
Interstellar Tech Support
“Interstellar Tech Support,” is a quirky 1600 word sci-fi story about a man experiencing technical difficulties in space while under alien attack—made worse by the service provider that is supposed to aid him with his futuristic technology. This is a fun read for anyone who has experienced poor customer service, been put on hold and been asked twenty questions by tech support.
Debbie Does Delta Draconis III
"Debbie Does Delta Draconis III" is a 3,000 word humorous science fiction story. The story is about a woman obsessed with a science fiction television show who would like nothing more than to live in that fantasy world. Only when real aliens offer her the chance do so, does she realize that fantasies don't always mesh with reality.
The Pinocchio Complex
“The Pinocchio Complex,” is a 2000 word retelling of Pinocchio as a science fiction story with robots on Mars. The short story was previously sold in 2012 to Cosmos.
The Quantum Mechanic
When the cold fusion reactor Marian is working on ends up being a time distortion machine, she finds herself in an alternate reality that resembles a steampunk world. In the process of repairing reality, she learns valuable information about her own fatal future from a handsome quantum mechanic from a future space-time. With his help, she attempts to change her future--as well as his.
The Last Supper
“The Last Supper,” is a 250 word flash fiction story in the form of a list of suggestions for baking yams--which may or may not be from this world. This is a humorous sci-fi take on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy
Junior necromancer, Roger, and zombie sniffer, Cindy, from Mortimer’s School of Dark Arts come to the rescue in order to sing the dead back to sleep. When Roger’s plan backfires and he coughs loud enough to wake the dead, they conclude they need someone to rescue them! Can their blossoming romance survive a zombie uprising—and more importantly, will they survive? This is a humorous short story.
Blackboard Galaxy is a humorous science fiction story about a teacher who has dreamed of teaching in space. Now that she is living her dream, she must find ways to discipline students besides eating them, as that is the standard protocol among alien teachers.
This story originally appeared in Issue 6 of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. The author based this story on her experiences teaching.
Megan’s parents don’t approve of her new friend’s bad influence and worldly ways. Nor do Karma’s parents approve of Megan’s strict, secular upbringing. All that stands in Megan’s way of finding herself is god, her parents and her religion. No biggie, right? Will she choose tradition and religion or friendship and magic?
Will she become her opposite, an URBAN CHANGELING?
Greener on the Other Side
This is a very different retelling of the Frog Prince story with other fairy tales mixed in. In this humorous story, a frog named Prince Charming must break his curse in order to become a prince.
It is about a short story that is 3,500 words. It previously won the Allasso humor award.
Dawn of the Morning Star
As if teenage love isn't hard enough in the times of the Puritans, imagine falling in love with an alien!
Losing One's Appetite
Losing One’s Appetite is a humorous horror story with a cowboy vampire who is having difficulty with his intended dinner. The story is under a thousand words.
Zombie Psychology is a funny flash fiction fantasy/horror story. The story is about a woman who must get rid of her ex-boyfriend who is now a zombie . . . before he eats her brain.
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- Otters In Space
on April 13, 2012
I just finished Otters in Space, a science fiction novel taking place on Earth after humans have left and genetically engineered animals have taken over the world.
This was a fun young adult book that readers of any age would enjoy! The characters are memorable and the humor witty. I was pulled along until the very end, staying up past my bedtime because I had to see what would happen next. I am amazed by the quality of the writing, the well-crafted storytelling, and the complexities of world-building. I really enjoyed how issues of race and oppression are explored in a safe and accessible way for young adults. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!