The photo prompt for the latest episode of The Word Count Podcast was this gorgeous image below. Listen to the episode. I knew almost right away that I wanted to write a love story for this prompt, but I wasn't quite sure what KIND of love story it would be. And this is what happened.… Continue reading Read my flash story “Becca and the River” – written for 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
This is my first flash fiction story of 2019, and it was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt this time was this wintery image: Listen to my story on the Word Count Podcast I had a LOT of ideas for where to go with this story, but in the end, I… Continue reading Read my new flash story “Catching the Train” – written for R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It's mid-December as I write this, and I am just back from a wonderful quick getaway to Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. (I had a birthday. I hid.) This recap of October and November is a bit late, but I'll use that birthday as an excuse. By the way, if you want to receive this writerly… Continue reading Writerly recap for October & November 2018
You can get your copy of my latest flash fiction collection Dark Flash 3 right now! At Smashwords / Apple iBooks / B&N / Kobo / At Amazon: US / UK / CA / AU / DE / FR / ES / IT / NL / JP / BR / MX / IN It's available in paperback and as an ebook, and contains all the stories I wrote for The Word Count Podcast this year. Table of contents: Mabel’s Pack The Troll Bridge Recovered Audio File #27… Continue reading DARK FLASH 3 is now available for purchase!
I've been busy with travel and enjoying the west coast forests these last few days, so somehow I kind of slipped up because I thought this story debut was still a week away. (*slaps forehead*) BUT! Here is my flash story "Ten Things I Didn't Do" at Pseudopod. It is possibly the darkest story I've… Continue reading Story day! Listen to “Ten Things I Didn’t Do” at PSEUDOPOD
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
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
The latest story prompt for the Word Count Podcast was this image: As soon as I saw this photo, I got an 80s vibe, and I also got a vampire vibe. It took me a bit of thinking to put together something I really liked, but scent was a big thing right from the get-go.… Continue reading Read “Fräulein Maria” written for R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Very excited to be part of this amazing TOC for Gorgon: Stories of Emergence. My story, Bioluminescence, was originally published in Phobos, and I am really happy to see it included in such awesome company. Huge thanks to the team behind this issue, including editor Sarah Read, for including my work!
Pantheon Magazine is pleased to announce the table of contents for our new anthology, GORGON: STORIES OF EMERGENCE, featuring 36 new and 6 reprinted contemporary myths about transformation and metamorphoses. Cover by Daniele Serra. Select illustrations by Luke Spooner.
Aimee Ogden ~ Psalms
Alex Shvartsman ~ The Goddess of Birds and Wind
A. T. Greenblatt ~ Gods of Empty Places
Annie Neugebauer ~ Fit for the Wolves
D. A. Xiaolin Spires ~ Swings and Suspension
Barbara A. Barnett ~ Seen and Not Heard
Beth Cato ~ Wind, Awaken My Bones Old and New
C. M. Muller ~ An Illusion of Substance
Carina Bissett ~ Tyger, Burning Bright
Craig Wallwork ~ A Fish for Ophelia
Dan Rabarts ~ The Scorching
Brent Baldwin ~ Of Talons and Teeth
Doug Murano ~ Silvermouth
Duke Kimball ~ The Boy Who Drowned
Eden Royce ~ She Shells
Erin Robinson ~ Iris and Chiaroscuro
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You can listen to me read this story on R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast. The story prompt was a dramatic photo of an erupting volcano. Listen to the podcast. I kind of knew I wanted to write a story about a dragon to go with that volcano. Volcanoes and dragons just go together, right? What… Continue reading Read my new flash story “The Prince and the Dragon” from R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
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10 speculative fiction short stories I read in March. Maybe you should read them, too!
My latest monthly roundup of speculative fiction short stories is now live at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
My latest speculative short fiction roundup is now up at B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog! 10 stories I read in February, including stories from Bracken, Cicada, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Asimov's and more! Read it. I'm so happy to be able to share stories every month in this new venue! The hardest part of doing this… Continue reading My speculative short fiction roundup for February is now live on B&N’s SciFi & Fantasy Blog!
A brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast is available for your listening pleasure right now. My story for this episode is called "The Troll Bridge", and not surprisingly, it involves a troll and a bridge... The picture prompt for this month's podcast was this photo: Listen to the episode. Also on this podcast:… Continue reading Listen to my new story “The Troll Bridge” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
Season 8 of R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast has begun, and the first episode of the season is #72. This month, the photo prompt was this icy picture: Listen to episode 72. My story is called 'Mabel's Pack', and it's a dog story and also one of the stranger stories I've written. I don't know… Continue reading Listen to my new story ‘Mabel’s Pack’ on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
My flash fiction story 'Goodnight, Mr. President' is now live at The Centropic Oracle. It is beautifully narrated by Rob Gillespie, and I am just thrilled that this little story found such a great home. A possibly related gif: It's science fiction, there's a president, there's a golden robot, and... well, give it a listen!… Continue reading Listen to my new flash fiction story ‘Goodnight, Mr. President’ at THE CENTROPIC ORACLE
December was full of wonderful short fiction, and in this monthly roundup I am making space for some special mentions. I'm very sad to say that December 2017 brought us the last issue of Gamut. I've really loved the strong voice and vivid dark/noir vibe of this magazine. Gamut published some of my favourite stories… Continue reading 22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in December