I'm 110 pages into In The Woods and I can tell you right now that Tana French is going to derail this list! This little taste was enough to get me ordering the second of her Dublin Murder Squad books, The Likeness, ready to start as soon as I finish. And I suspect that is … Continue reading July’s Reading List
What I like about this picture is the colours. Although it may look like I stuck a vintage effect on, I didn't. It's pure straight - no filter. The leaves are a wonderful kaleidoscope, looking autumn despite this being taken a past June. And my chucks really were that washed out - I've since worn … Continue reading A view from the sole
So hey, dear reader if you're still out there and still reading, it's been a long, long while. Three years in fact since my last post. Six years since this blog began. And sure a lot has changed. For starters I hit the big four-oh, I'm now a guinea pig momma to six fur babies … Continue reading Guinea pigs and books and culture, oh my!
My new story Viral Video is a short sharp satirical twist on the good old zombie trope, because what else you gonna do in the aftermath of a strange influenza outbreak than make a found footage movie, right? Now available in Pantheon Magazine's Typhon: A Monster Anthology. Amazon US Amazon UK Createspace *Get an extra 15% off at Createspace … Continue reading Viral Video in Typhon: A Monster Anthology
Hey, so long time posting right? But forget that, for behold: great news! Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good has been nominated for a This Is Horror Award in the anthology category. If you so want, you can cast your votes for this category and all the others with a simple clickety-click
Instead of school we go to the hill. Lie flat on our backs, grass tickling my neck, tickling the backs of my bare legs. Above us the un-tangible drift free, forever shifting temporal shapes. A fluffy white bunny cloud gets longer, stretches out and breaks into road kill. The imagined wisps of a cliff fall … Continue reading The Perpetual Rhythm of Escape
If you haven't brought a physical copy of Pantheon Issue 8 NYX you can now read The Epiphany of Cool for free by heading over there lickety-split. And while your there you should totally take the opportunity to browse all the great stories and poetry they've published. Go on, you know you want to 😉
I push my tongue hard against the back of my teeth. “Real coolness isn’t achieved by doing dumb shit stuff.” I spread my hands out wide in a ta-dah gesture. “All we’ll get from this night is the empty sham of pseudo popularity.” Jade tucks her bunny slipper feet under herself, curls up on the … Continue reading The Epiphany of Cool
I choose a patch on the ceiling and stare until my eyes lose focus, same way they tell you to look at those dumb 3D eye pictures. How when you’re not really looking you can see everything. My breath slows, deep to the pit of my stomach, a barely there breeze grazing my lips. Counting … Continue reading Lady Pincushion and the Circus of the Dead
Honoured to be a part of this with such an amazing talented group of writers. Can’t wait to read all the stories!
Awesome job, Heather and Joanne, it looks beautiful 🙂
Most excellent CC fans,
I’m writing to you this evening to share something I’ve worked on for nearly two years (!). Almost twenty-four months of labor to push this baby into the world. A labor of love and discovery of so many very talented women writers who do their thing every. single. day.
This baby is the Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up to No Good anthology, and it is available now for pre-order. It will be out for real (in ten days!) on March 31st. Dark fiction stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Aimee Bender, Diane Cook, Cat Rambo, Rachel Swirsky, plus a bunch more. The full table of contents is below, plus links to a few of the stories available online.
Joanne Merriam of Upper Rubber Boot brought it aboard, helped collect a few remaining stories, co-edited it with me, and made it beautiful. (Writers, she’ll be at AWP showing…
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