Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

Valya Dudycz Lupescu

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    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[...]
    "Boys on Bikes"

    "Boys on Bikes"

    Each Fall when the Wheel of the Year turns and the trees begin to change colors, I revisit my routine and once again swear to update my journal with more regularity. It's been a roller coaster of a year, but I'm hoping to pick up the pace and finish several projects in the next few months...so hopefully, more blogging!My poem, "Boys on Bikes" was published in Strange Horizons as part of their fund drive! After they reached their first pledge goal of $1500, my poem and Nin Harris's new poem were both unlocked in the Fund Drive Special Issue, and[...]

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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