Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Valya Dudycz Lupescu

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    Honey & Witchy Wheys

    Honey & Witchy Wheys

    New Releases and Publications! You can read my short story, "Honey" in  A World of Horror, an anthology of all new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world.*   *   *Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines (Published by: Dark Moon Books (September 10,[...]
    A New Story in the Upcoming Anthology--A World of Horror!

    A New Story in the Upcoming Anthology--A World of Horror!

    I'm so excited to be a part of A World of Horror, an anthology of all-new dark and speculative fiction stories from authors all around the world that explores mythology, horror, or weird fables of their homeland. Edited by the wonderful Eric J. Guignard, and to be published in 2018 through DARK MOON BOOKS!Here's a peek at the Table of Contents: ·         “Mutshidzi” by MohaleMashigo (South Africa) ·         “One Last Wayang” by LChan (Singapore) ·         “Things I Do for Love” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia) ·         “On a Wooden Plate, on a Winter’s Night” by David Nickle (Canada) ·         “Country Boy” by Billie Sue Mosiman (United States of America) ·         “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan) ·         “The Disappeared” by Kristine Ong Muslim (Philippines) ·         “The Secret Life[...]
    Baba Yaga’s Thanksgiving Tips for Big Hips and a Healthy Appetite

    Baba Yaga’s Thanksgiving Tips for Big Hips and a Healthy Appetite

    Something I wrote that seemed timely to share during this holiday season. A little wisdom from the Bone Goddess: *    *    *Baba Yaga’s Thanksgiving Tips for Big Hips and a Healthy Appetite Well-known for her iconic hut perched atop chicken feet and her flying mortar and pestle, Baba Yaga is the quintessential Slavic witch of the woods. Familiar throughout Eastern Europe as the frightening witch who entraps children and young women, she is older and more complex than a mere cannibal bone collector. Baba Yaga is also the wise woman and earth-mother who protects the forest, the animals, and the wisdom[...]
    Poetry Thursday!

    Poetry Thursday!

    Want to listen to a little poetry this Thursday afternoon?You can hear poems from the Strange Horizons Fund Drive, including my reading of "Boys on Bikes." Included on the podcast are:The Drum Star (Orion's Ghost), Poetry, Issue FUND DRIVE SPECIAL 2017 Boys On Bikes, Poetry, Issue FUND DRIVE SPECIAL 2017 Tinwoman’s Phantom Heart, Poetry, Issue FUND DRIVE SPECIAL 2017 translating himagsikan, Poetry, Issue FUND DRIVE SPECIAL 2017Strange Horizons Fund Drive 2017 Bonus Poetry PodcastThank you![...]
    My new short story: "Lament" in Gargoyle 66!

    My new short story: "Lament" in Gargoyle 66!

    An excerpt from my new short story, "Lament" published in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Gargoyle (66): Lament The Steppes, 1550I sing their souls into heaven without seeing their faces, without knowing their names. In many ways, we are invisible on the battlefield: the blind and the dead.I stand above this one, the toe of my boot pressing against his thigh. I hear his horse exhale, stamping its hooves into the ground beside his fallen rider. I reach out to touch the animal, feel my fingertips graze its mane. The horse is hot and smells like mud, blood, and excrement.“Your master is[...]

Critical Acclaim

Lovely Prose

The lovely prose and the mix of mythic Ukrainian matter with a contemporary setting won me over. Continue reading on sfsite.com

5 out of 5 stars

This is definitely something to read and add to your collection if you enjoy a good story that involves the use of folk tales. 5 out of 5 stars. Continue reading on Indie Comix

Robert McClelland
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