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“The Ticket Taker of Cenote Zací” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** “The Ticket Taker of Cenote Zací” by Benjamin Parzybok Originally published in…

“By the Teeth” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** Story Five: “By the Teeth” by Julia Dixon Evans Originally published in…

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“Orange Dogs” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** Story Four: “Orange Dogs” by Marian Womack Originally published in The Weird…

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“Something Not Unlike Love” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** Story Three: “Something Not Unlike Love” by Dorothy Allison Originally published in…

“Dead Mouse” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** Story Two: “Dead Mouse” by Caroline Macon Originally published in [pank] Issue…

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“A Careful Fire” | Great Fiction Countdown 2015

***This is a Great Fiction Countdown 2015 post. I’ll be reading and responding to a new short story published or reprinted in 2015 every day throughout the month of December. If you have a recommendation, tweet at me or use the contact form.*** Story One: “A Careful Fire” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam Originally published in…

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Life, the Universe & Everything (Writing Related) Part II

I promised prophecy and now: here be prophecy. Prophecy might actually be too strong of a word, now that I think about it. This is more like aggressive optimism. As mentioned in the previous post, the forthcoming list serves not only as a teaser for future works to come, but as a mode of accountability…

Read Freeze Frame Fiction vol. iv for Free

Freeze Frame Fiction vol. iv is officially live today featuring my flash piece, “A Cautionary Tale for Young Deities” and ten other excellent stories. In addition to the free fiction, readers get to enjoy original artwork from genre illustrator Carrion House (a.k.a. Luke Spooner). You can see Luke’s badass illustration for my story below: Art…

New Story to Appear in Fantasy Scroll Magazine

Boom goes the dynamite. New story incoming. Just got the official word that my Clarion Week 3 story, “Where the Millennials Went” will be published in an upcoming issue of Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Cue celebration GIFs. And my official writing success gif: God bless you, Mark Messier. I know I’m not supposed to pick favorites,…

Second Story in Angelus Triptych Creeps Closer to Finish Line

*giant exhale* After over a month of toiling “The Repeating Woman” is almost there. With any luck I should be able to finish the first draft today. I’m not going to lie–this one kicked my ass. The whole story clocks in around 7500 words, which is right in the ball park of my outline’s expectations….