Sophie Partlow is a marketing and communications professional with an intrinsic love of science-fiction. Her writing routinely centers around Black protagonists and weaves in timely issues to normalize lived experiences of her characters.
My Time at Capricon 2023
I only recently began writing seriously a couple months ago, but as a marketer, I knew that I had to get my name (Sophie Partlow 😉) out there. Little did I know how much I would be taking away from this incredible experience. Although I've attended our local HeroesCon here in Charlotte, Capricon in Chicago marks the first time I was invited to read my work and participate as a speaker. 2023 ushers in the 43rd annual event for this preeminent science-fiction literary convention, and the theme this year is all about The Afterlife.
Thresholds - Chapter 3
Emerson There weren’t many of the cadaverous cannibals this far north since they hated the cold. Blaire had to lure this one from the ruins of a neighboring resort. She’d gotten well ahead of it on her snowmobile, but the pepsies, as everyone called them, were incredibly fast. Blaire jumped off immediately after driving across the snow-covered lake and parked on the indistinguishable shore behind a copse of Patten pear trees.
Thresholds - Chapter 2
Clementine The most precious cargo in the world was securely fastened into her harness as the propellers whirred to life. A tall, immaculately-besuited man sat beside the enchanting young woman with golden skin, blonde curls, and the key to saving humanity in her veins. Duncan, CEO of Daedulus Pharmaceuticals, shouted over the din to the dark-skinned woman outside, “We’ll take good care of Allison, Mrs. Carter!”