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– What Does Not Kill Me –

Richard Thomas writes neo-noir transgressive slipstream fiction. It just means dark and strange.

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22 fabulously fantastic stories I read in DecemberFeatured Image -- 3234wickerkat

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:24:12 +0000

Originally posted on Maria Haskins:
December was full of wonderful short fiction, and in this monthly roundup I am making space for some special mentions. I’m very sad to say that December 2017 brought us the last issue of Gamut. I’ve really loved the strong voice and vivid dark/noir vibe of this magazine. Gamut published…

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14 amazingly awesome stories I read in NovemberFeatured Image -- 3225wickerkat

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:17:58 +0000

Originally posted on Maria Haskins:
November seemed to disappear in a flash. I wrote a lot, and I didn’t read as much as I wanted to read. But then, that pretty much describes any and every month of the year… Here are 14 stories I read and loved. An Unexpected Boon, by S. B. Divya in…

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On Writing: Know Your Valuewickerkat

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:22:27 +0000

In the interest of making a public service announcement: Best practices are common enough. While not everyone agrees regarding particulars, there is a general consensus among working writers–money flows to the writer; be mindful of boilerplate and your rights as a creator, and so forth. It’s more difficult to receive guidance in the gray areas…

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Two Honorable Mentions for Best Horror of the Yearwickerkat

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 05:07:03 +0000

Thrilled that my stories, “Repent” (in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) and “The Offering on the Hill” (in Chiral Mad 3) were both honorable mentions / long-listed for Best Horror of the Year. Both anthologies were also nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Wow, what an honor, thrilled. Thank you Michael Bailey, Doug Murano, and D Alexander […]

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20 splendiferous short stories I read in AugustFeatured Image -- 3199wickerkat

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:40:35 +0000

Originally posted on Maria Haskins:
Honestly, August passed in a bit of a blur. I was writing a story that had to be finished by August 31, and the kids were still out of school, so there was a lot of stuff going on. But, yes, there were still so, so many good stories to…

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BEHOLD! Releases, #1 in Horror Anthologies, My Story “Hiraeth” Includedwickerkat

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:37:34 +0000

I’m very excited to announce that BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities, and Undefinable Wonders (edited by Doug Murano, at Crystal Lake Publishing) is now out! My story, “Hiraeth” is in here, and I think this is really going to be one of the best anthologies put out this year. Doug has been doing excellent work. I turned […]

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Art Reveal for “Hiraeth” in Behold! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.wickerkat

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:05:40 +0000

Art reveal! Luke Spooner interprets my story “Hiraeth,” a tale about the wondrous power of the stories we tell ourselves. Love this interior art, such emotion and symbolism, which, when you read the story you’ll totally understand. Always a huge fan of Luke’s work. Fun fact: The word “hiraeth” is defined as a yearning or […]

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“Battle Not with Monsters” accepted by Cemetery Dancewickerkat

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 18:26:11 +0000

Big news! Thrilled to announce that my short story, “Battle Not with Monsters” has been accepted by Cemetery Dance magazine, and will be out with them in 2018. This will be my second story in the magazine (I was in Issue #72 alongside Stephen King last year), my third with them in general (“Stillness” in […]

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Signature Sheets for Chiral Mad 3!wickerkat

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:30:02 +0000

My very first signature sheet! In great company here—Chiral Mad 3. With Paul Michael Anderson, Mort Castle, Jack Ketchum, Meghan Arcuri, Emily B. Cataneo, Jessica May Lin, Hal Bodner, Richard Chizmar, Josh Malerman, Max Booth III, Scott Edelman, Gene O’Neill, Gary A. Braunbeck, Eric J. Guignard, Jason V. Brock, Erinn L. Kemper, Damien Angelica Walters, […]

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My Story, “Hiraeth” will be in BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities, and Undefinable Wonderswickerkat

Sat, 06 May 2017 14:56:32 +0000

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be a part of Behold: Oddities, Curiosities, and Undefinable Wonders. My story “Hiraeth,” will be in this exciting anthology (I’ve seen the full TOC). It’s a story about pain, hope, suffering, and the stories we tell ourselves, the layers of reality that exist around us. Hope you dig it. […]

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