The Day of the Nuptial Flight

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
On an alien world of giant insects, Rover strives to be like every other drone and mate with the queen. When he isn’t able to perform his drone duties, he struggles for acceptance and finds friendship and love in an unlikely place—among humans. More
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About Sarina Dorie

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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Review by: Pat Dunn on Feb. 14, 2016 :
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Review by: PJ O'Brien on April 26, 2015 :
This is the fourth small work by Sarina Dorie that I’ve read, and I’m so hooked on her off-beat quirky settings that I’ve added more to my To-Read list. The Day of the Nuptial Flight is hard to describe but if you can imagine a tragi-comic nectar-in-cheek story about a drone who doesn’t fit in with his hive, interwoven with threads of a sci-fi short story of humans stranded on a world where they are small enough to ride caterpillars, you might have a sense of the setting. But that may not give you a full appreciation for the engaging writing style that spurs both smiles and sympathy for an unrequited devotion that not only dare not speak its name, it physically cannot.
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Review by: James Jenkins on Feb. 12, 2015 :
Maybe 4.5 stars... Very well written and imaginative. An unusual planet/universe with an interesting and engaging story is delivered in only 10,000 words. Lots of talent in this author, IMHO the story needs to be developed into a longer work to reach is full potential.
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Review by: Mary E. Lowd on Feb. 1, 2015 :
This is an excellent piece of science-fiction that really gets into the perspective of an insectoid alien.
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