“Pretty Little Boxes” — Resurrection House’s Anthology XIII (March 2015)

My story “Pretty Little Boxes” was published in the Resurrection House anthology XIII in March 2015.

First Lines: Boxes surround us. Every night Barry builds more walls, fastens more lids. Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, I slip down the hall to his workroom and watch. His eyes remain focused on the contents of his bench: the wood, the pulped flowers and all those dying insects—the grasshoppers, the damsel flies, the hissing cockroaches—that will eventually make up the lining of each petal-and-limb box. 

Editor:  Mark Teppo

Cover Design: Jennifer Tough

Jacket Description: The thirteenth Tarot card is Death, and he is … Read more

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“The Faces Between Us” — Interzone (September 2014)

My story “The Faces Between Us” was published in the September 2014 issue of Interzone.

First Lines: Drive long enough and you can find anything. Copper-eyed goddesses. Gilded August afternoons. That arid stretch of Oregonian high desert in the southeastern corner of the state.

Buy a copy of Interzone, the British fantasy and science fiction magazine where “The Faces Between Us” appeared (Issue 254): http://ttapress.com/interzone/backissues/

Art work by Brian Pierce.

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“The Re’em Song” — Interzone (March 2015)

My story “The Re’em Song” was published in the May 2015 issue of Interzone.

 

First Lines

Of course, leaving was easy.

“The same damned people, the same damn trees, even the same damn work, all our God-fearing lives. Do you really think we would have married if there’d been even a handful to choose from?”

Jaw bones and sections of vertebrae hung from the rafters of their house. Ribs and phalanges contained in carefully sewn skins were piled outside, waiting to be shipped off. And always there were the horns calling from somewhere deep in the woods.

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