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I’m Rae Botsford End, writer and editor in Indianapolis. My focus is speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and a special blend of both.

+ One short story in the “Ba’byl” universe

+ One speculative fiction novel

+ Editing a client’s science fiction novel


“Ba’byl” is a short story about a thief who journeys to a failing city and asks the queen why she built it to begin with. A story about arrogance, value, beauty, and unrewarded effort. Why do we value what we can’t have?

Get it on Amazon now! Compatible with Kindle, including the free Kindle app for iOS and Android, and Amazon Cloud Reader in your regular browser.


Latest Posts

New Photos by Matthieu Picard

You may have noticed, if you follow my writer page on Facebook, that I’ve recently updated my profile photos. This is the post that gives credit to the artist! Our young and gifted friend Matthi…

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We were in Florida recently for my brother’s wedding, staying at a friend’s house, and I wound up in the emergency room with tremendous chest pain the night before we flew home. It was jus…

Greece Mission

I’m excited to announce that this April, God willing, Ed and I will be going on a mission trip to Greece! We’re joining a group from the Indiana House of Prayer and Equipping (IHOPE), some…