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
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
Yes, it's here: my second flash fiction collection, 'Dark Flash 2', is now available! It contains all ten stories that I wrote for The Word Count Podcast this year, and it's available in various ebook-formats all over the place: Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon Australia Smashwords (various formats) Barnes & Noble Apple iBooks Kobo (Read more about the… Continue reading My flash fiction collection DARK FLASH 2 is now available!
November seemed to disappear in a flash. I wrote a lot, and I didn't read as much as I wanted to read. But then, that pretty much describes any and every month of the year... Here are 14 stories I read and loved. An Unexpected Boon, by S. B. Divya in Apex Magazine. “Kalyani kept Mithraba… Continue reading 14 amazingly awesome stories I read in November
It's the season of award eligibility posts. Here's mine. This year, several of my short stories were published in zines I consider "dream markets", and I present them to you here without further ado. If you think any of my stories are worthy of consideration for an award...well, thank you, from the bottom of my… Continue reading My 2017 award eligibility post *toots own horn*
After a weekend of formatting, Dark Flash 2 is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Smashwords! All ten of the stories I wrote for The Word Count Podcast this year are included in this collection of flash-fiction, and it will be published on December 4th. (It's my birthday, so it's the supreme way to make… Continue reading DARK FLASH 2 is now available for pre-order!
Some small-ish self-publication news: later this year (probably in December or thereabouts), I'll be self-publishing all my 2017 stories for the Word Count Podcast in Dark Flash 2. I did the same with the eight stories I published on the podcast in 2016 (available from Amazon and Smashwords), and I thought I might as well make… Continue reading A cover-reveal for ‘Dark Flash 2’
The brand new Halloween episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast has just gone live. It's episode #71, and this month, the theme was Halloween, October, and this photo of the abandoned Pilgrim State Psychiatric hospital: Listen to episode 71 It took me a few tries to come up with a story I liked for this… Continue reading Listen to my new story ‘Angel’s Heart’ on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
August, and especially September, seem to have gone by in a flash. September is always a bit of a muddle, with the kids going back to school and me trying to get the hang of their schedule and trying to get back into my own schedule of writing, writing, and reading (and then more writing).… Continue reading Writerly recap of August & September, 2017 – stories published & sold + bits & bobs