Story day! Read “A Doorway Left Ajar” in MARTIAN MAGAZINE

My 100-word science fiction story is now available to read in Martian Magazine! I was so thrilled that this story found a home. Drabbles are a challenge, but Martian Magazine is proof-positive that they can be a wonderful kind of fiction. Read my story. Read all the wonderful 100-word stories on the website, and support… Continue reading Story day! Read “A Doorway Left Ajar” in MARTIAN MAGAZINE

This mention of my story The Root Cellar just made my day!

This made my day. Author Fran Wilde (author of so many fabulous books and stories, including the Bone Universe trilogy) mentions my story The Root Cellar from Beneath Ceaseless Skies in this wonderful list of books and stories!

Fran Wilde

Hello! Eachyearfornearly adecade, I’ve posted mostly bi-annual lists (this one’s from July) of some of my reading, as well as projects I’ve worked on. It gives me a chance to look back at the year, my reading and work, and what has struck me as especially powerful. This is the final 2018 version — however, the list is, as always, incomplete, sometimes spelled funny, and not in any order except category…*

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So! Reading suggestions – both mine and others. Whether you’re a SFWA member or not, you should absolutely check out the recommended Nebula reading list for many more than I can list here. Same goes for the Hugo Spreadsheet, organized by Renay, and the Hugo wiki here

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My awards-eligible stories from 2018

This year has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to published stories for me. Here are the ones that are eligible for awards consideration. I will update this list since I have a flash fiction story forthcoming in Pseudopod in December! Free to read online: IT’S EASY TO SHOOT A DOG – in Beneath Ceaseless… Continue reading My awards-eligible stories from 2018

Book birthday! Read my story “The Maker” in The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now!

The anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now is now available from Paper Dog Books and all your usual online book retailers! About the anthology: We are headed for convergence. The separation between mind and matter, robot and man, the artificial and the sublime is becoming less every day. Will we crash into… Continue reading Book birthday! Read my story “The Maker” in The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now!

Cover reveal & pre-orders for DARK FLASH 3 + paperback news!

Dark Flash 3, my latest collection of flash fiction from R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for pre-order! Release date is December 7th! I published the first collection, Dark Flash, in 2016, followed by Dark Flash 2 in 2017. So, I guess now it's a trilogy of sorts! This year, I wrote nine… Continue reading Cover reveal & pre-orders for DARK FLASH 3 + paperback news!

8 (extra) fabulous speculative short fiction stories I read in October 2018

Every month is a great month for speculative short fiction, but if we as readers and writers want to enjoy these stories we really should try to support the publications that bring these stories into the world. If you read a story you like, even if it's free to read online, and you have a… Continue reading 8 (extra) fabulous speculative short fiction stories I read in October 2018

Read my latest SFF short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

My speculative short fiction roundup for October is live over at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 fantastic stories from zines and publications all over the web. Read it here. The artwork for this post is by Mary Haasdyk and is taken from Pat Cadigan's story "AI and the Trolley Problem" at TOR.com. Read all… Continue reading Read my latest SFF short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

This is my latest story written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The show is now on hiatus until January, and I will sorely miss it until it's back. Every month, it gives me a jolt of creativity to write for this podcast. Listen to the latest episode. Follow R.B. Wood on Twitter Follow The… Continue reading Read my flash story “Big Bad”, written for THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Listen to my new flash story “Big Bad” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

The Halloween episode of the Word Count Podcast is now live, and you can listen to it and hear me read my new flash story "Big Bad": Listen to the Word Count Podcast The theme for this episode was psychological horror, and it also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “The Ball” (performed by Bill,… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Big Bad” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Story day! Read “Margaery the Wolf” in See the Elephant Magazine!

It's taken a while for this story to find its way into the world, but I am so thrilled and proud that "Margaery the Wolf" is part of this amazing issue of See the Elephant Magazine. There are fabulous authors and some flat-out amazing stories in this issue, and you can buy it right now… Continue reading Story day! Read “Margaery the Wolf” in See the Elephant Magazine!

A Kickstarter & a pre-order

I have stories in two upcoming anthologies and you can pick up pre-order copies of both right now. These anthologies include stories by some amazing authors, and I hope you'l check them out. My story "The Maker" is part of the science fiction anthology The Internet Is Where the Robots Live Now from Paper Dog… Continue reading A Kickstarter & a pre-order

7 (extra) sensational stories I read in September

Another month gone by, and so many awesome speculative short fiction to read and enjoy. I know I've said it before, but I want to encourage everyone to try to support the zines and publications out there that are paying authors and publishing fantastic stories. Subscribe, support on Patreon, or throw some money in their… Continue reading 7 (extra) sensational stories I read in September

Writerly recap of August & September 2018

My latest columns at B&N SciFi & Fantasy My August short fiction roundup. My September short fiction roundup. My review of STATE TECTONICS by Malka Older. Short Stories for Long Days: 13 Recent Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Collections. Short story roundups on my blog: My August short fiction roundup. Stories in the wild The… Continue reading Writerly recap of August & September 2018

New short fiction roundup at B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Head over to B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to read my latest short fiction roundup for September. It features 10 terrific stories I read this past month. Read the roundup. The artwork for this post is from the September 2018 issue of Nightmare, and it's by Tithi Luadthong (grandfailure).

Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

My latest story for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast was inspired by the prompt "Where have our students gone", the photo prompt (a dilapidated school bus), and my recent interest in the show Supernatural. It is, I guess, my take on what life might be like for an old, battle-scarred hunter... Listen to the Word… Continue reading Read my flash story “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

My story "The Librarian" is now available for your listening pleasure at Cast of Wonders. It's part of CoW's "Banned Books Week", just like my story "The Wayfinder & His Sister" was last year. (As you might be able to tell, I love Banned Books Week, and I LOVE Cast of Wonders.) Listen to "The… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “The Librarian” at Cast of Wonders

Book review – UNCOMMON MIRACLES, a short story collection by Julie C. Day

Uncommon Miracles is Julie C. Day's debut short story collection. Day holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her fiction has appeared in several publications, including Interzone, Black Static, and Podcastle. From the official blurb for Uncommon Miracles: Melding aspects of Southern Gothic and… Continue reading Book review – UNCOMMON MIRACLES, a short story collection by Julie C. Day

“The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Head over to R.B. Wood's website and listen to my new story "The Monster Hunter's Last Lament" on episode 80 of The Word Count Podcast! This new story was inspired by the story prompt "Where have all the children gone?", and the photo of a very old and rusty school bus. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading “The Monster Hunter’s Last Lament” – new flash story on THE WORD COUNT PODCAST

Story notes for “It’s Easy to Shoot A Dog” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES

Read the story in BCS #260. I've had the story title kicking around in my head for a long time. That isn't often the case for me. I usually end up flopping around after finishing a story, trying to think of a cool title, but in this case, the title came first and it was… Continue reading Story notes for “It’s Easy to Shoot A Dog” in BENEATH CEASELESS SKIES