10 outstanding stories I read in May

This month, I'm sharing ten great stories here on my website, in addition to the ten awesome stories I shared in my roundup at B&N: Read my May short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog I launched my Patreon page in May, and there, I share a weekly short fiction roundup called "My… Continue reading 10 outstanding stories I read in May

Read my May short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

My latest Sci-Fi & Fantasy short fiction roundup is now at B&N! 10 great stories from 10 wonderful authors. Read my May roundup. The artwork for this roundup is by Julie Dillon and it's taken from the cover of Lightspeed Magazine. Support me on Patreon:  

Read my story “After the Fall” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

This month, our story prompt for The Word Count Podcast was the following image: Listen to the episode. My thoughts wandered a bit when it came to story ideas for this, but in the end, I wrote a story that is somewhat connected to another story I wrote for the podcast: Nemesis, from 2016. After… Continue reading Read my story “After the Fall” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

Listen to my new flash story “After the Fall” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

My new flash story "After the Fall" is part of the latest episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. This time around, our photo story-prompt as a beautiful, springtime photo: My story this time is a sort of quiet character piece, I guess, and somewhat related to another flash story I wrote for the Word… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “After the Fall” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST

Read my new anthology roundup for #ShortStoryMonth at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

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

Read my new flash story “Knock Knock” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

Story day: read my story “Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver” at Patreon and Curious Fictions!

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!

Story day! Listen to my story “Mother’s Love” at CAST OF WONDERS

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

Listen to my new story “Knock Knock” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

Writerly update: I’m on Patreon & at Curious Fictions

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

It’s (reprint) story day! Read “The Machine of the Devil” at AUGUR MAGAZINE’s blog

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

Story day! Read my new story “Clear As Quartz, Sharp As Flint” in AUGUR MAGAZINE

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

Read my new flash story “The Body” – written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast

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

Writerly Roundup of February & March

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

9 (extra) outstanding stories I read in 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

Read my March short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!

My latest short fiction roundup is now at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. As always, it was very difficult to pick just ten stories - there are so many great ones published every month. Read my March roundup. The artwork for the post is by Aaron Jasinski, from his cover for Apex Magazine.