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Hello, I’m Dascha Paylor

I write an eclectic mix of short fiction and create AI art, some of which appears in my stories.

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Eclectic Ink is a publication for readers who enjoy a broad range of fiction genres. On these pages you’ll find everything from contemporary fiction to science fiction to fantasy to the occasional horror story. Stories may be humorous, serious, and occasionally devastating in their emotional impact. They can be as short as fifty words or as long as three thousand.

I often include the story behind the story, though this appears “below the line,” allowing readers to skip it if they so desire. Most of my readers seem to enjoy hearing about where my stories come from and how they evolve.

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Why should you subscribe?

Eclectic Ink lets you lose yourself in fictional worlds in short stories that don’t require a large commitment of time. It provides a break from your busy life and an experience—stories to make you think, smile, laugh, cry, or otherwise react.

For the cost of one fancy coffee per month, you can support my writing.

Monthly subscriptions: $5.00
Yearly subscriptions: $50.00 (a $10.00 savings)
Founding membership: $100.00 per year.

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Free subscribers receive

  • A story every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday

  • access to the entire archive—over 500 stories.

Paid subscribers receive

  • Everything free subscribers receive

  • The knowledge that you are helping to support a working author (I don't want to force people to pay to read my work.)

Founding members receive

  • my undying gratitude

  • the ability to support my work at a higher level

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Thank you to everyone who, in any capacity, joins the Eclectic Ink community. Knowing you read my stories brings me great joy.

Keep reading. Keep imagining. Keep smiling.


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Fiction in most genres for readers with eclectic tastes.


Writer, freelance editor, life coach, disabled physician, mom, grandma, and crazy dog mom, living in beautiful British Columbia. she/her