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Horror

FREE: U Train (dramatic audio production)

Four strangers find themselves on a New York subway platform, waiting on a train that shouldn’t exist. But as they try to find out why they’re there and how they might escape, they realize that when the train arrives, a fate worse than death might be waiting for them.
Podcast produced by Sley House Publishing (listen for free).

FREE: Better Halves

Something wasn’t quite right, but Anne couldn’t place it. At first she thought it was the weather, casting a gloomy sheen over their summer beach trip, until they reached the inn.
Published in The Lovecraft eZine issue #36, See Through My Eyes and Macabre Museum, issue #1. (Read for free at the Lovecraft eZine.)

FREE: Death Felt Fine

Death has to deal with the latest apocalypse even as he yearns for something more.
(Read for free in Dose of Dread.)

FREE: What the Storm Brings

Rose is all set for the superstorm about to hit Boston. What she didn’t prepare for was a mysterious stranger who arrives at the same time.
Published in The Lovecraft eZine issue #34, the Stoker-nominated Fright Mare: Women Write Horror, Horror Bites Magazine issue #1 and Strange Happenings. (Read for free at the Lovecraft eZine.)

Unrest

The predator becomes prey when a graveyard’s consciousness takes corporal form to stop a serial killer.
Published in Dancing in the Shadows: A Tribute to Anne Rice (purchase anthology).

Maternal Bond

Postpartum paranoia and isolation chip at a new mom’s sanity as an outside threat pushes her over the edge.
Published in Shadowy Natures: Stories of Psychological Horror (purchase anthology).


Science Fiction

Odd Colleagues

An insecure scientist finds a new way to deal with harassment from a competitor after meeting an alien.
Published in Dark Matter Magazine 010 (purchase issue).

Minor Malfunction

Maddy can’t wait to show off her coveted prosthetic limb to her new boyfriend. His reaction is less than stellar–especially when things start to go wrong.
Published in The One That Got Away: Women of Horror Volume 3 (purchase anthology).

FREE: Comfort Zone

In a near-future world, Mar must deal with her daughter and a stranger undergoing an experimental procedure called “Switching” in an attempt to to make society more empathic.
Published in Mythaxis Magazine (read for free).

FREE: The Peerlings

An off-world colony’s members begin to vanish once elusive creatures–who can only safely be heard, not seen–descend upon their home. 
Published in Beyond the Infinite – Tales from the Outer Reaches. “The Peerlings” is available for a free listen at the podcast series Tales to Terrify, episode 354.


Weird West

A Dusty Arrival

Melinda and Lance must fight off cannibalistic mind-controlling creatures before they wipe out an Old Western town.
Published as the cover story for the award-winning Australia-based magazine Andromeda Spaceways Magazine issue #70 (purchase issue) and in Uchronia: Alternate Histories & Alternate Worlds. This story was also cited in Writing Speculative Fiction: Creative and Critical Approaches, a resource for writing speculative fiction.

Death’s Horse

Stoic gunslinger Melinda has to reckon with an old enemy in his new, undead state.
Published in SIX GUNS STRAIGHT FROM HELL (purchase anthology).

 

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