“Auntie Jane VS the Nine Fingers” longlisted for 2019 Sunburst Award

“Auntie Jane VS the Nine Fingers” has been longlisted in the short fiction category for the 2019 Sunburst Award, alongside many talented writers and their wonderful stories. Short Story Fiction Senaa Ahmad, “The Glow-In-The-Dark Girls” [Strange Horizons, 15 Jan 2018] Madeline Ashby, “Domestic Violence” [Slate, 26 March 2018] Phedra Deonarine, “The Douen King of the…

Diabolical Plots Year Five

Diabolical Plots Year Five (edited by David Steffen) contains 26 stories of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror. My story “The Eat Me Drink Me Challenge” appears, which revolves around Alice in Wonderland, YouTube challenge videos, and even the 1985 Kurt Thomas classic Gymkata. Stories from this collection will slowly appear on the Diabolical Plots website between…

Read “Fun Things For Ages 8 to 10” at The Wyrd

Hey kids! Did you know you can use an old tape recorder to tell the future? It’s true. This fortune telling act is sure to entertain the whole family! It’s easy and fun! (Excerpt from “Fun Things For Ages 8 to 10”) Necromancy is taught as a fun-time activity within the pages of a children’s magazine….

Book of Blasphemous Words

“Book of Blasphemous Words is a weird fiction, horror, and speculative fiction anthology about humanity’s relationship with its gods. When we answer the call for salvation from the bondage of the material—when we believe in gods—we reach a hand into the unknown and risk losing it to something peckish. When we forget the power of the…

Gamut Magazine

Gamut Magazine “an online magazine of neo-noir, speculative fiction with a literary bent” will begin January 2017. Editor-in-chief Richard Thomas has brought together a passionate team of editors, columnists, and illustrators for what promises to be the year’s most memorable publication. Work will appear from many of the finest writers of speculative fiction, including:Stephen Graham…

Cassette Tapes and The Playground of Lost Toys

I bought tons of cassette tapes when I was a child. Mainly comedy; Monty Python, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Cheech and Chong… Vinyl records were too expensive. Cassettes were perfect for secret headphone listening, and keeping the tape’s hilarious profanity hidden from fun-curbing adults. I still have a box full of tapes (Whoops! Ignore that…