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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...open to expansion, obviously 😉
My short story All That Glitters is now live at Revolt Daily! Read it here (link deactivated, site no longer exists) XO
My short story Wish You Were Here is now live at Menacing Hedge, you can read it by clicking here! XO