New story out: We Are Here to Be Held

The King’s Mirror by Rachel Quinlan
 

I have a new story out! You can read it here in the new issue of Strange Horizons or listen to the podcast here, in awe of Anea’s spectacular narration.

The idea came to me when I stumbled upon the weirdest pictures by photographer Ian Turner, of pelicans fighting over food scraps and stealing them from each other stomachs!

 

The photos gave me instantly the impression of a mother swallowing her daughter. I wonder what Freud would have to say about that.

This story is very personal to me and I feel like I’ve managed to handle the symbolism and the themes exactly as I intended to. It is about familial relationship and how complicated they can get sometimes. There isn’t one solution for everyone. Each of us has to find their own balances with the people they call family and sometimes the decisions might seem cruel but are necessary.

I hope you enjoy this one and maybe find something in this story that speaks to you.

New Story Out: Ghost Mapping!

Lost Films by George Cotronis

It’s here people! The Lost Films Anthology! This is not a test!

I am sharing a TOC with some amazing writers like Gemma Files, Brian Evenson and Kristi DeMeester and many others!

The front cover is by the amazing George Cotronis and the interior illustrations by Luke Spooner.

The idea of this story came to me in 2015 when I was reading about 22 unprocessed negatives from Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, that were found in a block of ice.

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Ever since I saw this image it haunted me. I knew I had to write a story about these film-ghosts and their expedition, that in my head spanned parallel universes and never truly ended.

It is also the story of a couple, Jacob and Adrian, and all the possibilities they didn’t get to explore because of Jacob’s sickness.  It’s a weird story with a lot of surreal imagery and I am very glad it has found such an amazing home.

Lastly, I am so proud that this is the first time Publishers Weekly mentioned my name and one of my stories, ever. And in a very positive way!

“…and Eugenia M. Triantafyllou’s “Ghost Mapping” are exceptional offerings that sacrifice neither storytelling nor style in realizing their thought-provoking concepts.”

-Publishers Weekly

You can order the anthology here. I hope you enjoy this one!

New Story Out: Cherry Wood Coffin is up in Apex Magazine!

Magma by Anna Dittmann

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!

New Story: The Heart is a Lonesome Hunter is up in Liminal Stories!

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!

 

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