I feel very proud to have a story in issue #108 of Apex magazine this month. It will not be free to read until the 29th of May but if you are a subscriber (wink, wink) you can read it now or you can buy the issue here . I’m sharing a TOC with some amazing writers and I hope my story does it some justice.
This is a story that sprang from a prompt I read in Codex’s Weekend Warrior competition in 2017 and I am so thankful for that.
Suddenly I was stuck with this very strong image of a talking coffin and wondered what the coffin would say or ask. The answer while pretty obvious didn’t clue me in on what the plot should be about, so I let the idea shimmer for a weekend and speed-wrote the story at the last minute in its complete form.
I hope this story is as chilling as I was aiming for. Please enjoy!
This is my first year of eligibility for the Campbell Award for New Writers and I am super excited about it.
It has been an amazing year and looking back I am so thankful for the opportunities it has given me, and for all the new people I got to meet during Worldcon75 and online. Not only my productivity increased dramatically but I got to make some good friends.
So let’s cut to the chase. I had two stories out in 2017 both of them fall under the Short Fiction category.
If you read only one of my stories I would recommend “The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter” – in Liminal Stories issue #4.
A woman with a fox’s heart meets the devil she has long forgotten about. It is a dark fantasy story about war, a mother’s love and the sacrifices we all make.
I also published “What We Are Molded After” – in Black Static issue #56.
A witch and her golem husband live together secretly in a little cottage in the outskirts of a village. This is a story about identity and abuse and how people cope with it.
I am so happy about this one! Liminal Stories is one of my favorite publications to go when I feel like ready something that will break my heart.
Liminal Stories issue #4 features some amazing stories and poems, including my story The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter
The story is close to home for me as it draws inspiration from Greece, the Greek folklore and the Civil War.
I always wanted to write a story that had shapeshifters in it. I tried to juxtapose the wild nature of animals with the war-like nature of people. I also enjoy stories where characters are not what they seem at first glance.
The artwork by CPKM is equally chilling and beautiful and fits the story perfectly.
I hope you enjoy!
My story What We Are Moulded After appears in Black Static #56. Illustrated by George Cotronis.