My story “Everyone Gets A Happy Ending,” which concerns itself female friendships, the nature of family, and the bunny apocalypse, is now out in the January-February 2017 issue of Interzone. I wrote this story over a number of months, which is pretty standard for me. I tend to put stories away and allow them to ferment multiple times before they actually transform into something resembling completion. I finished my final draft during a writers’ retreat hosted by Scott H. Andrews in the mountains of western Virginia. During that retreat I also completed my Black Static story “A Pinhole of … Read moreRead more
The table of contents for forthcoming issue of Pantheon magazine has just been released. The Hestia issue of Pantheon magazine includes a reprint of my story “The Re’em Song,” originally published in Interzone #258.
Hestia also includes a story by David Tallerman, a writer I’ve shared the TOC with twice before, along with a host of other great authors. The complete TOC is below.
“Orphans” by Amanda Gowin
“The Clawfoot Requiem” by Gwnedolyn Kiste
“Knock Knock” by David Tallerman
“The Visiphorical Art” by Michelle Ann King
“The Re’em Song” by Julie C. Day
“Tunnel Vision by” Tim Major
“The … Read more
My story “The Re’em Song” was published in the May 2015 issue of Interzone.
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.Read more