My fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, Mythic Delirium, Flash Fiction Online, Bracken, and elsewhere.
My new roundup of excellent speculative fiction anthologies is now live at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. It lists 17 anthologies that span genres and styles, and it's full of awesome stories. 17 Recent Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthologies to Celebrate Short Story Month The wonderful artwork that goes with this post, is from the… Continue reading Read my new anthology roundup for #ShortStoryMonth at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
The story prompt for this episode of the Word Count Podcast was the gorgeous photo below. Listen to episode 85 "Pretty as a picture" was my first thought when I saw this photo, and that thought made my mind veer off into some dark, strange places... Knock Knock "Knock knock, who’s there?" I flinch when… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Knock Knock” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My story "Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver" is now available to supporters on Patreon and subscribers at Curious Fictions. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26695135 Curious Fictions: https://curiousfictions.com/stories/2060-maria-haskins-three-pieces-of-gold-three-pieces-of-silver It's only available to supporters and subscribers, so you have to kick in a buck or two to read it, and I'd be grateful for any and all… Continue reading Story day: read my story “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver” at Patreon and Curious Fictions!
April was full of stories. So many good stories. That's true every month, but somehow last month seemed to be even more overflowing with goodness than usual. I picked 10 stories for my short fiction roundup at B&N, and 11 stories here on my blog. Read my April short fiction roundup at B&N In That… Continue reading 11 (extra) stellar stories I read in April
My flash fiction story "Mother's Love" is now available at Cast of Wonders and it is wonderfully narrated by Tanja Milojevic. This story was one of the runners-up in CoW's Flash Fiction Contest last year, and even though it didn't win, I am so thrilled it still found a home there. Listen to the episode.… Continue reading Story day! Listen to my story “Mother’s Love” at CAST OF WONDERS
Episode 85 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. It includes my flash story "Knock Knock", a take on the haunted house story. Our story prompt this month was this beautiful photo: Listen to the episode. Episode 85 also includes these stories: Bill Kirton – “A Matter of Love and… Continue reading Listen to my new story “Knock Knock” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Many writers are jumping on the Patreon wagon right now, and no surprise: Patreon is changing things around on May 7th, and a lot of people want to get in on the sweeter creator deal available right now. I'm taking the plunge too. I now have a Patreon page. There are five tiers, and I'm… Continue reading Writerly update: I’m on Patreon & at Curious Fictions
My flash story "The Machine of the Devil" is available to read at Augur Magazine's blog today. This story was originally published in Flash Fiction Online, and you can read my story notes in an old post. Read "The Machine of the Devil" And if you haven't checked out the brand new issue of Augur,… Continue reading It’s (reprint) story day! Read “The Machine of the Devil” at AUGUR MAGAZINE’s blog
My story "The Guitar Hero" (about a rock'n'roll exorcism... sort of) is now available for your listening pleasure at Podcastle. It is brilliantly narrated by Setsu Uzume. Listen to The Guitar Hero. This story was originally published in Kaleidotrope, and I received a very important, riff-related assist when writing it from guitarist Graham Greene.
There's a brand new issue of Augur Magazine in the world, and I am thrilled to be able to share my story "Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint" with everyone. It's a dark fantasy story, set in the same general universe as my stories "Scent", "It's Easy to Shoot a Dog", and "The Root Cellar".… Continue reading Story day! Read my new story “Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint” in AUGUR MAGAZINE
Our story prompt for this episode of The Word Count Podcast was the photo below. Listen to this episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This story sure took a turn. Usually when I write flash, I have a good idea of what I want to do, how I want to twist the story at… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Hi everyone, and welcome to another bi-monthly newsletter. Spring has sprung, at least around here, and so far, this year has been pretty fantastic. I've kept very busy with reading and reviewing these past two months, and there are lots of roundups and reviews to check out in addition to some new and reprinted stories.… Continue reading Writerly Roundup of February & March
Like every month, March was full of awesome speculative fiction. You can read my other short fiction roundup of 10 fabulous stories at B&N's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog: My March short fiction roundup at B&N I also reviewed some new books - a novel and several anthologies for B&N. Read all my reviews and roundups… Continue reading 9 (extra) outstanding stories I read in March
There's a brand new episode of The Word Count Podcast available for your listening pleasure, and this time, the story prompt was this picture: Listen to the new episode. This time around, I came upon a story idea and thought I knew how I wanted it to end, but when I was writing it, actually… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “The Body” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My review of the anthology New Suns - Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl and with a stirring foreword by LeVar Burton is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Read my review of New Suns This is a really great anthology, featuring the work by a group of great… Continue reading Read my review of NEW SUNS – ORIGINAL SPECULATIVE FICTION BY PEOPLE OF COLOR at B&N
Another month's gone by, full of amazing short fiction. I gathered up 10 of my favourites at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog: Read my February roundup at B&N And here are 10 more stories from around the web. Gorgeous, haunting, wonderful creatures each and every one. Dustdaughter, by Inda Lauryn in Uncanny Magazine “They made… Continue reading 10 (extra) glorious short stories I read in February
For International Women's Day, I picked some great speculative fiction reads "for any reader who wants to gauge the true measure of women’s contributions to fantasy, science fiction, and horror". You can read the list over at B&N: 10 Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthologies to Celebrate International Women’s Day They are great reads for… Continue reading Read my latest at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog – 10 great reads by, for, and about women in speculative fiction