Reprints. I enjoy achieving reprints. It’s like a game: how many markets will take this story?
So I’m happy to announce that my story “And Drown Melancholy” has achieved its ninth and tenth printings, online at Scarlet Leaf Review, and in print in At Midnight (Scars Publications), respectively.
And while I’m at it, a revised version of my story “Clary Recollected” (first published in last year’s anthology Possessions 3) is now available in print in Night Terrors and Daymares, Vol. 1. Happy reading!
I have two more short fics up at Pen of the Damned!
“Ashes“: because sometimes summoning goes wrong. *evil smile* I’ve had a couple of requests to expand this story, so that may happen. It actually began life as a (significantly different) introductory scene for a Lovecraftian roleplay by email that didn’t quite pan out, but the imagery stuck.
“Whispers” is part of Damned Words 30, and happened because cornfields are creepy and I’ll forever associate them with people doing horrible things. I blame Thomas Tyron’s Harvest Home. (I’ve had a request to write a longer version of this too; we’ll see how that goes.)
I haven’t had much writing time this year because I’ve been so busy editing (autocorrect just made “so busy” into “donuts”. Mmm, donuts). But hey, I have new things out!
First up, my drabble “The Last Tea Party” is part of Damned Words 29, over at Pen of the Damned. I’ve admired PotD for quite a while now, and I’m honored to get to participate! About the story–be wary of weird things you inherit from Grandma. There’s a reason you’re the last grandchild standing!
Also, my short story “Bleedthrough,” first published in 2015 in Sanitarium Magazine #29 (29 again!), is now an awesome podcast episode from The Wicked Library. Shelley is recently downsized from her workplace, and she seeks to use virtual reality to work out her frustration. When she chooses a famous series of murders to explore, she knows she can’t change history…but she’s about to find out that history can change her.
I’m particularly fond of this very dark story, and I got to do a great follow-up interview with producer Daniel Foytik. Listen here. (Content warning: graphic depictions of murder, animal death, cannibalism.)
I’m honored to have been chosen to kick off Season 3 for this amazing podcast. Here’s the teaser text:
Caught stealing from his boss, Harry’s in big trouble, and one thing he doesn’t have is time on his hands. But someone’s willing to help save him from himself.
You can catch the episode here.
If you need more excellent horror in your life from female authors (and of course you do), given that it’s Women in Horror Month, pop over to The Wicked Library!
Do you ever just get kind of humbled by the fact people want the stuff you write? No? Just me? Okay.
Things I have lined up for 2018 release so far: four reprints (one is already out), three original short stories (two as podcasts), and several things still in the sub process awaiting their fates.
Hoping for a good year.