flash fiction

“Feast for Small Pieces” in Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 5

In a rare instance of punctuality this year, I’m posting about a release on release day. Can you imagine?

Today Red Room Press releases The Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 5: Going Global, a stunning anthology of 2019’s hardest hitting, most gruesome, and darkest horror short stories. My flash fiction “Feast for Small Pieces” is the first story you’ll see inside, followed by a host of wonderful horror.

This is the first time one of my works has been included in any Best of anthology, so it’s extra special to me for that. Available in ebook and paperback, with an audiobook on the way!

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“Endless Parade” in Flash Fiction Online; An Invitation to Darkness in paperback

Welcome to April, our latest geological era of 2020, and I have a new story out! A flash fiction of post-apocalyptic folk horror, “Endless Parade,” is up on Flash Fiction Online.

In less new news, but still new-ish, my LGBT Gothic horror story An Invitation to Darkness, published as a standalone novelette in digital form by Demain Publishing in September 2019, is now in paperback! With the worldwide paper/publishing situation as it is, I’m not sure how availability will be, but it is there. It exists!

Paperback link

“Last on Santa’s List” on Daily Science Fiction

On this dark Christmas morning, my final published story of 2019, “Last on Santa’s List,” has published on Daily Science Fiction. Drabbles aside, it’s also my shortest story this year.

That about does it for 2019; onward to 2020! I’ll have lots of new stories being published on sites, in anthologies, and a couple in audio form, too! Benny Rose, the Cannibal King releases on January 23 from Unnerving (less than a month now!) and I’ll have a couple other big projects to announce as the year goes on. Thank you to everyone who’s read my work this year. I’ve had tremendous support and warm responses, particularly to The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, which found renewed love this year. My best to everyone; there are exciting things ahead.

See you in the ’20s!


“Crones in Their Larval State” in The Arcanist; “Help” in Tales to Terrify

It’s been a few weeks, but this weekend brings two new stories!

First up, there’s a new flash fic over at The Arcanist, “Crones in Their Larval State,” about witches and daughters and the trouble they bring.

Second, for your listening pleasure, the incredible Emily Strand narrates my short horror story of an odd pet-sitting job and all its complications.  Check out “Help” over at Tales to Terrify.

There will be more to come this week, so check back in soon. It’s another busy month and I’m just trying to keep it up!

“Seven Signs He Doesn’t Love You;” “The Umbilical Chord”

Happy Halloween! Two stories have released today!

First up, I offer relationship tips in The Macabre Museum Issue 1: “Seven Signs He Doesn’t Love You.” Do you really know your man? You need these tips!

Next, the second go at Blood Bath Literary Zine appears in Blood Bath: The Hauntings Issue. “The Umbilical Chord” relates the story of a woman, her daughter, the ghosts of a fractured childhood, and a haunted audio cassette tape.