You can read my brand new January short fiction roundup at B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. 10 stories of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and all of them are outstanding. Read my January roundup at B&N Read my (extra) short fiction roundup on my blog The artwork used for this post at B&N is “The… Continue reading Read my January short fiction roundup at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
January was so full of excellent stories it kind of drove me nuts. Is this what 2019 will be like? Just overflowing with excellent speculative fiction? I guess I can handle that... Nothing to Fear, Nothing to Fear, by Senaa Ahmad in Uncanny Magazine This story - about sisters Huda and Amina, their brother Sameer, and… Continue reading 9 (extra) amazing stories I read in January
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
Season 9 of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast just kicked off with episode #82. This time, our story prompt was this chilling photograph: My story is called "Catching the Train". Listen to episode #82 The episode is hosted by R.B. Wood, and includes stories by a group of fantastic authours. Bill Kirton – “The Void” Karl Dandenell – “Burial… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Catching the Train” on 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
First of all, a disclaimer. This list, like all my roundups and lists and reading recommendations here and elsewhere, is a selection of what I had time to read. It's just a slice of what's available, and no doubt I have missed stories that are awesome, because nobody can read everything. Second, if you want… Continue reading My 2018 recommended reading list
My latest short fiction roundup for B&N's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog is available to read right now. It includes 10 fabulous stories from a range of different zines. Read the November roundup The gorgeous artwork for the post is by Rovina Cai, and it's a detail from her illustration for the story "The Word of… Continue reading Read my SFF short fiction roundup for November at B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog!
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
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
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!
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
My story "It Begins In the Garden" is available to read right now in Aliterate. (It's been out for a few days, but apparently I totally missed that it's up.) So very excited to share this story. It's a strange, odd little tale about children, a garden, and some very peculiar ladybugs. Read "It Begins… Continue reading Story day! Read “It Begins in the Garden” in ALITERATE
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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There's a brand new episode of R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast available today, and it includes my flash story "Fräulein Maria". The story prompt for this episode was the photo below, and it was inspired by Todd Keisling's book The Smile Factory. Todd Keisling also contributed a story to this episode, and that is pretty… Continue reading Listen to my flash story “Fräulein Maria” on R.B. Wood’s WORD COUNT PODCAST
It's July and I'm in Sweden visiting family. It's a hot, hot summer for once, and everything is blue skies and sunshine. A few days ago we visited Bjuröklubb, and there, near the water, I saw the open door of an old root cellar. Framed by two pines, it makes a pretty striking image, and… Continue reading A root cellar and a story