Monday, June 27, 2022

Reprint! Organic Materials in Daikajuzine

 



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

Reprint! Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors in DreamForge Magazine



One of my favourite things is getting art with my stories, and this has to be one of my absolute favourite illustrations. Pictured below, from 'Light Winds with a Chance of Velociraptors' in DreamForge Magazine: Elsie, Harry, Flora, and the tiger that ate Jeremy Clarkson...

Monday, June 13, 2022

Drabble! 'Inside' in Drabbledark II, Shacklebound Books

 

Out now!

Drabbledark II is an anthology of dark science fiction, dark fantasy, and dark horror drabbles, stories of exactly 100 words. Within its pages are dark morsels of other worlds by Michelle Ann King, Liam Hogan, Ai Jiang, Dorian J. Sinnott, Joachim Heijndermans, Jacob Steven Mohr, and many others!

Includes my drabble 'Inside,' originally published by Postcard Shorts (Jan 2012)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Latest Story News!

 OUT NOW:

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


FORTHCOMING:

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 Books 

And in the End, They All Lived Happily Ever After (Fantasy) will appear in Bards & Sages, Oct 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

New story! Supply, Demand, and Armageddon in Wyldblood Magazine


 

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.'

Read the story in Issue 8 of Wyldblood Magazine! 

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Reprint! 'The Five Stages of Grief' in Etherea Magazine

 




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 Magazine

I’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?

Follow Safeguard through those five stages in Issue 9 of Etherea Magazine... 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

New Podcast! 'Tomorrow, We'll Go Yak Herding' at Tall Tale TV

 


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:

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Latest Story News!

OUT NOW:

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


FORTHCOMING:

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

Reprint! Not the Pizza Girl at Metastellar Reprints

 


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

New Podcast! Let the Buyer Beware at Cast of Wonders

 

Ellie and Akyxgruxthragoth by Cast of Wonders artist Katherine Inskip


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! 

'Let the Buyer Beware,' (first published at Kaleidotrope July 2021) narrated by Eve Upton for Cast of Wonders episode 487

 '...We're gonna need a bigger banishing kit...'

Monday, February 21, 2022

New story! What Doesn't Kill You at Tales to Terrify

 


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.

Read by Georgia Cook: listen to the story here

Monday, February 7, 2022

Latest Story News!

OUT NOW:

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


FORTHCOMING:

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

Reprint! The God of Blood and Bone in Dipping Into Blood



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. 


THE GOD OF BLOOD AND BONE

The phone rings at three o’clock in the morning. It’s on the coffee table, face down. Light leaks from underneath it. If I turn it over, it’ll be flashing Vince’s photo. At three o’clock in the morning, it’s always Vince. 

At least it didn’t wake me up; one of the upsides of insomnia. There aren’t many, so I’ve learned to take what I can get. 

I look at the phone and the familiar fear crawls out of my chest: does he know? 

We’re good friends, that fear and I. It gnaws on my ribs, sticks icy claws into my heart. It’ll freeze it before too long, kill it completely. But maybe that would be a kindness. No heart, no capacity to love. My family aren’t built for love. It goes bad.

Read the rest in Dipping Into Blood...