What kind of story is this?
This is a story about how to prevent a haunting.
How will we prevent his spirit from haunting us?
By destroying the objects made magic by his hand.
I was a fan of Edgar Allan Poe in high school, which gave me a taste for dark, twisty stories; my husband grew up on an island outside of Charleston, which has some dark, twisty trees. He grew up, in fact, on Sullivan’s Island, where Poe was briefly stationed as a soldier at Fort Moultrie, and where his famous story … Read More
Friends, I’ve been sitting on this one. Until I had the space to really talk about it–the first fiction I have written about having had cancer. The story is called “To the Fire,” and it’s featured in the current issue of High Desert Journal, alongside work from Rick Bass and Rachel Toor, two authors I admire. I also had the … Read More
“The world ended the way it always did (US dictator, WWIII), pretty much (clowns, Central Park), on a Tuesday.” That’s the beginning of my story “Strange Loop,” which was featured last week over at Daily Science Fiction. I wrote this little piece after I found myself lying awake at night due to the fact that The Man Who Sold the World … Read More