Martian is a magazine of science fiction drabbles, stories told in exactly 100 words. Each quarter, we'll bring you twenty-six new, evocative science fiction micros from new and award-winning authors. Our seventh issue features stories from Rich Larson, Michelle Ann King, Liam Hogan, Marisca Pichette, Christopher Rowe, Adriana C. Grigore, James Van Pelt, Jason Burnham, Marc A. Criley, and many other writers from around the globe.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Monday, September 12, 2022
The key is the empowerment, those who hold the key to the car has the keys to the highway... here are stories of haunted roads and strange vehicles, of wild driving and those driven by the need for revenge... follow the wheels, see where they take you - just beware which way you come back...
Keys to the Highway, Out now from Gravestone Press, including my apocalypse road trip story 'On Blackened Wings'
Thursday, September 1, 2022
A wee ghost story out now, in the summer edition of Tales from the Moonlit Path.
The Voices of the Dead (500 words)
It’s not uncommon, apparently, for the newly bereaved to hear the voices of their dead. All the counsellors said so...
Friday, August 12, 2022
Inside (Horror) appeared in Drabbledark II (Ed. Eric Fomley, Shacklebound Books), May 2022
Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors (Comic Fantasy) appeared in DreamForge Magazine, Jun 2022
Organic Materials (Comic horror) appeared in Daikajuzine Issue 10, Jun 2022
Apples and Trees (Crime) appeared in Jacked: a crime fiction anthology (Ed. Vern Smith, Run Amok Books) Jul 2022
Never Meet Your Heroes (Comic Fantasy) will appear in The Fifth Di... 2022
Where There's Magic (Fantasy) will appear in Dragon Gems (Water Dragon Publishing), 2023
The Voices of the Dead (Horror) will appear in Tales from the Moonlit Path, Aug 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
More art! I adore this one, by Lee Ann Barlow for my story 'Congratulations on Your Apotheosis' in Lorelei Signal. Fab superhero style, and I love the little glimpse of Cthulu and his pizza 😁
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
Issue 10 of the marvellous Daikajuzine is out now, featuring my comic horror story 'Organic Materials'
Keith, my main character, isn’t exactly a hero, but I think anyone who’s ever entertained a revenge fantasy on a Neighbour From Hell can probably sympathise...
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Tomorrow, We'll Go Yak Herding (Fantasy) was podcasted by Chris Herron at Tall Tale TV Apr 2022
The Five Stages of Grief (Fantasy) appeared in Etherea Magazine Issue 9, Apr 2022
Supply, Demand, and Armageddon appeared in Wyldblood Magazine Issue 8, Apr 2022
Calliope's Lament (Fantasy) will appear in the Shacklebound Books Newsletter
Inside (Horror) will appear in 'Drabbledark II' from Shacklebound Books
Sale or Return (SF) will appear in 'Planetside' from Shacklebound BooksAnd in the End, They All Lived Happily Ever After (Fantasy) will appear in Bards & Sages, Oct 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
The latest issue of Wyldblood Magazine is out now, with ten new stories of science fiction and fantasy, including my science-meets-capitalism story, 'Supply, Demand, and Armageddon'.'Seriously? Have you never watched a single science fiction film in your entire life?' She shook her head. 'I've seen this story before, Remi, and it doesn't end well.'
Thursday, April 28, 2022
My superhero fantasy 'The Five Stages of Grief,' originally published in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, is out now in the new issue of the wonderful Etherea MagazineI’ve always thought the superhero/nemesis relationship is a fascinating one, and probably more complex than it’s sometimes presented. If you’re defined by being the opposite of someone else, who are you without them?
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
We all know what to do when life gives you lemons, but what about yaks?
Jessica's on a road trip through a reality-bending apocalypse in this story, narrated by Chris Herron at Tall Tale TV!
'Tomorrow, We'll Go Yak Herding,' originally published at Strange Horizons, out now at Tall Tale TV:
Saturday, March 12, 2022
What Doesn't Kill You (Horror) in Tales to Terrify episode 524 Feb 2022
Let the Buyer Beware (Comic fantasy) in Cast of Wonders episode 487, Feb 2022
Not the Pizza Girl (Comic fantasy) appeared in Metastellar Reprints, Feb 2022
Tomorrow, We'll Go Yak Herding (Fantasy) will appear on Tall Tale TV, 2022
Apples and Trees (Crime) will appear in Jacked by Run Amok Books, 2022
On Blackened Wings (Horror) will appear in Keys to the Highway from Gravestone Press, 2022
The Logistics of the End of the World (SF/Horror) will appear in The Fifth Di... Sep 2022
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Read the origin story of Eddie's Ethereal Emporium and the Great Gidea Park Demon Disaster of 2013 (from Let the Buyer Beware, recently podcasted by Cast of Wonders) in Not the Pizza Girl, out now at Metastellar Reprints.
'You might just be trying to raise an imp to clean the toilet, but you end up with the legions of Beelzebub pouring out of the u-bend. Trust me, I've seen it happen.'
Friday, February 25, 2022
In the latest in an ongoing series of 'Things I never considered an audio narrator having to say out loud,' listen to the adventures of Ellie and Akyxgruxthragoth, her friendly neighbourhood Lovecraftian horror, at Cast of Wonders!
Monday, February 21, 2022
New story out now: What Doesn't Kill You in episode 524 of Tales to Terrify! When Olivia meets a little girl managing to live, maybe even to thrive, in the contaminated Blight, she hopes to find a way for her unborn child, at least, to survive in this strange and terrifying new world.
Monday, February 7, 2022
To Haunt His Own Exhausted Heart (Supernatural) appeared in The Stray Branch, Oct 21
We're All Friends Here (SF) appeared in Fusion Fragment Issue 9, Nov 21
The God of Blood and Bone (Horror) appeared in Dipping Into Blood (Ed. Dorothy Davies, Gravestone Press) Dec 2021
Congratulations on Your Apotheosis (Comic fantasy) will be reprinted in The Lorelei Signal, Apr 2022
What Doesn't Kill You (Horror) will be podcasted by Tales to Terrify, 2022
Let the Buyer Beware (Fantasy) will be podcasted by Cast of Wonders, 2022
Supply, Demand, and Armageddon (SF) will be published in Wyldblood Magazine, 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Dipping Into Blood, a new horror anthology out now from Gravestone Press! Includes my story 'The God of Blood and Bone;, which originally appeared in Liquid Imagination, Nov 2015.
Friday, December 3, 2021
My ghost story 'To Haunt His Own Exhausted Heart', originally published in Scarlet Leaf Review (Feb 2016) is now available in the Fall/Winter issue of The Stray Branch
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Fusion Fragment Issue 9, out now! Includes my 'film-making in the future' story We're All Friends Here, first published in The Sockdolager, Oct 2016Download Fusion Fragment #9 for free or pay what you want! You’ll receive two PDFs in different colour schemes, plus an EPUB.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
A Partial Inventory of Things I Have Loved (Fantasy) was podcasted by Manawaker Studio, Sep 21
Send in the Ninjas (Fantasy) appeared in Speculative North Issue 5, Sep 21
The Glorious Protection of Angels appeared in The Lost Librarian's Grave (Ed. Ann Wycoff, Redwood Press), Oct 21
The Bad Ones Are Always the Best (Horror) was reprinted in Previously Used (Ed. Dorothy Davies, Gravestone Press)
I Am Not Your Doppelganger (Urban Fantasy) will be reprinted in Flights of Fantasy (Iron Faerie Publishing)
The God of Blood and Bone (Horror) will be reprinted in Lucky Dip (Gravestone Press)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
'Travel through blood-stained vistas set in forgotten pasts, along rolling centuries of iron and pain, into the strange apocalypses of our present day and several possible near futures. Enjoy this diverse collection of horror, occasionally mixed with other ingredients of speculative fiction and leavened with an osseous dusting of bizarre adventures, verse, and weird fiction, written by a loose cabal of thirty-nine authors from around the world. Unearth… The Lost Librarian’s Grave!'
Friday, September 3, 2021
It'll be available as a free download this weekend (4-5 Sep 21) so check it out!
First published in Flash Fiction Online and now podcasted by the wonderful Manawaker Studio! And it does, indeed, feature a keyring in the shape of a banana 😃🍌
Monday, August 9, 2021
Let the Buyer Beware (Comic Fantasy) was published in Kaleidotrope, June 2021
Best Friends Forever (SF) was reprinted in Orchid's Lantern Flash Showcase, July 2021
Not the Pizza Girl (Comic Fantasy) was podcasted at Manawaker Studios, July 2021
The Glorious Protection of Angels (Horror) will be published in The Lost Librarian's Grave from Redwood Press, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
The wonderful Manawaker Studios have podcasted one of my favourite stories, the comic fantasy (and original story to Let the Buyer Beware, published in Kaleidotrope) Not the Pizza Girl. Give it a listen here
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Is friendship rooted in feelings or actions? Suelita and her robot bestie examine the question in 'Best Friends Forever', first published in Daily Science Fiction and now featured on Orchid Lantern's inaugural Flash Showcase...
Kaleidotrope Summer 2021
Don't try this at home, kids! A money-making scheme involving dodgy DIY spell kits leads to magical shenanigans, dislocated intradimensional apertures, and a day trip to the inside of HP Lovecraft's head in comic fantasy 'Let the Buyer Beware', out now in the summer issue of Kaleidotrope.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
When it's Time to Start Re-examining Your Life Choices (Fantasy) was published in the Crystal Lake patreon flash fiction challenge, Mar 21
Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors (Fantasy) was reprinted in Daikajuzine issue 5, Mar 21
The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling (Horror/Fantasy) was reprinted in The Fox Spirit Book of Love (Ed. C.A. Yates, Fox Spirit Books), Apr 21
Sale or Return (SF) was published in Scribes Micro Fiction Issue 4, Apr 21
WOO! (Fantasy) was published in Curiouser Magazine Issue 1, May 21
Dead Bodies Don't Scream (Horror) was podcasted by Tales to Terrify episode 485, May 21
We're All Friends Here (SF/Crime) will be reprinted by Fusion Fragment, Nov 2021