A photograph of a smiling Nila from shoulders up.
I’m Nila

I have stories to tell you! The Storyfeather Gazette is a monthly round-up of my latest short sci-fi and fantasy fiction that you can read on my site or listen to in my podcast.

Also included, musings on books and podcasts I’m currently into, sporadic writing tips, announcements about new Storyfeather happenings. Best of all, trailers. Who doesn’t love trailers?

Square composite image of the digital drawings from the four February 2023 short stories. Clockwise from top left, a human figure with crossed arms and butterfly wings with butterflies fluttering overhead, a woman looking down at three mugs with different designs, a split screen of a young man first frowning down at cauliflower then smiling down at cake, and a hand holding up a pomegranate that's cut to show the inside in front of a pomegranate tree.


Magical ovens and mythical seeds, cakes that are fake and murderous deeds


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Vertical rectangle composite image of the digital drawings from the five January 2023 short stories. Clockwise from top left, a cougar-like creature with a looping tail and thorny back sitting on a rock, a crouching werewolf with red eyes, a black cow with glowing blue horns, an island shaped like a crab, and a bird with nine visible heads and a long tail midflight.

Cryptids, monsters, demons, fairies, and specters



Square composite image of the digital drawings from the four December 2022 short stories. Clockwise from top left, a girl facing forward behind an open book with the cover covered in stickers, a hand holding five fanned out tarot card, a branch which an earthworm, gecko, and crow are perched, and an open mouth from which stones, feathers, and wasps are emerging.

Words are wasps, weapons, and tools, from the mouths of babes and the mouths of fools


Square composite image of the digital drawings from the four November 2022 short stories. Clockwise from top left, two people wearing uniforms floating and looking surprised, a comet passing over a dome with four towers inside, a whale-like creature about to close jaws on a tiny space vessel, six fairy beings gathered around a bubbling pot of food.

Sulfur-smoking eels and massive tide-whales, what some people will brave to get the “perfect” gift


Banner image, composite of the digital drawings from the five October 2022 stories. Clockwise from top left, a glamorous vampire in sparkling attire, an open briefcase in outer space, two girls with fangs in letterman jackets, a brain on a platter, and at center, an apparition with living eyes, lips, and heart.

Brains, veins, hearts and other parts…mwa ha ha!


Digital drawing. Façade of a one-story building that is hovering in outer space. The main building has a single central door, covered by a domed awning, and flanked by two windows, above which is a large sign that reads “Cinna-bar.” Attached on the right are two smaller rooms or extensions. Attached to the left is an awning open to space. On the roof at right is a satellite dish or receiver, and at left are three columns. A walkway flanked with lights leads to the main entrance. The whole structure is stabilized by six visible thrusters. At upper right is a hovering sign that reads “Cinna-bar” with a lighted arrow beneath pointing to the building. Beams of translucent light in various colors shoot out of the windows at various angles. Clusters of stars are visible at bottom right and upper left corners.

Having a gut wound while the artificial gravity is failing…not good.