October 9, 2015

“Winter In My Bones” Published in Selfies from the End of the World

My story “Winter In My Bones” is included in Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse.

The anthology is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets. It’s a project of Mad Scientist Journal, edited by Jeremy Zimmerman and Dawn Vogel. Cover illustration by Luke Spooner at Carrion House.

“When you get old, you know things. I know what the gnawing cold in my bones is telling me. I know the white on my fishing boots on the patio will melt upon touch. I know winter doesn’t come in July. I turn on my TV and discover that finally, they know it too.”


September 16, 2015

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” Published in freeze frame fiction

My story “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” has been published in freeze frame fiction, special volume 2: YA Fiction.

https://freezeframefiction.com/read/v2-flash-fiction-ya/

This tale of young love was inspired by midsummer mysteries and light summer nights, and written with Lana del Rey’s Summertime Sadness playing in the background.

“I found you wandering along a bridge in the light-as-day Midsummer night. Your white dress and waist-long hair swayed in the breeze, and I couldn’t let you pass till your lips parted with your name. You said it was Therese, but it might as well have been a breath of an ancient language no longer spoken.”


September 1, 2015

“Brother, Unseen” Published in Luna Station Quarterly

My story, “Brother, Unseen,” is in issue #23 of Luna Station Quarterly.

http://lunastationquarterly.com/story/brother-unseen/

All the stories in this issue are speculative, ranging from science fiction to fantasy, from fairy tale to mythology. You can read the stories on the LSQ website or purchase the issue on Amazon.

“I’m bending the rules of the Brotherhood just entering the Museum of Recent History, but I must pay my respects. Whoever invented this—presenting history barely a few weeks old in a museum—must be delighted. A fresh tragedy means something new to put on display and charge for.”


July 16, 2015

Goodbye, Sunshine

My story, “Goodbye, Sunshine,” won first place in Molotov Cocktail’s Flash Fury Contest!

I am honestly stunned. Thank you, Editor Josh Goller and co-judge(s) for loving this unsettling piece of writing.

Other prize winners are: Lisa Fagaly with “Cloud Rage” (second place) and Layla Al-Bedawi with “Midgut Rock” (third place). Honorable Mentions (4th to 10th place): Fred Senese, Melissa Monks, Lindsay Dick, Heidi Sterling, Joseph Grantham, Kyle Yadlowski, and Holly Collingwood.

Check out the Flash Fury mega issue with all ten stories here:

https://themolotovcocktail.com/2015/07/15/flash-fury/