Head over to B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog to read my latest short fiction roundup for September. It features 10 terrific stories I read this past month. Read the roundup. The artwork for this post is from the September 2018 issue of Nightmare, and it's by Tithi Luadthong (grandfailure).
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
There's a brand new episode of the Word Count Podcast, and it includes my new flash fiction story "Sunlit Surface, Depths Below". Our story prompt this time was this evocative beach-photo: I was inspired to write a story about the beach, swimming, hunger, and longing. Listen to the episode. This episode also includes stories by… Continue reading Listen to my new flash story “Sunlit Surface, Depths Below” on R.B. Wood’s Word Count Podcast
February was another month rich in amazing short fiction. Here on my blog I'm picking eight extra fabulous stories I read in February, and you can also check out my February roundup for Barnes & Noble's SciFi & Fantasy Blog with ten other fabulous stories of fantasy, scifi, and horror. I also want to encourage you… Continue reading 8 extra fabulous stories I read in February 2018
"The Troll Bridge" was written for R.B. Wood's Word Count Podcast, and the story prompt was the following photo: And yes, I did think of troll almost right away! (I guess it's just the way my brain works). Listen to the episode. The Troll Bridge Michael's always told me there's a troll living under the… Continue reading Read “The Troll Bridge”, written for 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!
The Word Count Podcast is back in action for 2018, and this month the story-prompt was a rather frozen picture from Boston harbour: What happens inside my writer brain when I see that photo? I'm not really sure, actually. I had a couple of story ideas trot through my head after I saw it (they… Continue reading Read “Mabel’s Pack”, written for the Word Count Podcast
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